Nativ is a challenging academic gap year program for Jewish high school graduates dedicated to creating and inspiring the Conservative Jewish leaders of tomorrow. Nativ, which means “path” in Hebrew, provides a unique opportunity to explore new directions on the journey to becoming a Jewish adult.
From September to May Nativ participants are immersed in the rich and diverse society of Israel, exploring the land and enjoying a fulfilling Conservative Jewish lifestyle.
“Nativ allowed me to see Israel from a local’s perspective and truly engage with Israel in ways that no other gap year opportunity provides… Nativ was my opportunity to gain independence both socially and Jewishly that better prepared me to enter college the following year.”
A project of the Department of Youth Activities, The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.
Sponsored by JAFI and "MASA", The Project for Long Term Programs of the Government of Israel and the Jewish Agency of Israel.