Yozma is a new program track of Nativ dedicated to young adults with cognitive and social challenges. The program aims to further the development of life and leadership skills essential in leading independent, meaningful Jewish lives and successfully transitioning to a college program. Yozma is an inclusive track, fully integrated into every part of Nativ life alongside the other Nativ participants.

Yozma begins with a fall semester during which students study at Hebrew University, intermixed with leadership training opportunities and trips. The second part of the year involves volunteer work, learning and teaching, and community living. A variety of programming options are available for evenings, Shabbat, and winter and Pesach breaks.

Yozma focuses on the individual, and not on a specific diagnosis, in order to address the cognitive and social challenges faced by each young adult.

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • 18-21 years old
  • High school graduate
  • College-bound
  • Able to monitor medication
  • Self-advocate
  • Possess a basic knowledge of Judaism/religious observance

Yozma cannot accept (at this time) young adults with physical disabilities, those who need help with basic daily life skills or those who cannot take their own medication.

Please contact nativ@uscj.org with any questions.

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