Live, Learn and Explore Israel for a Year Before College

Nativ, USCJ’s gap year program for Jewish high school graduates, is 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.

Why Choose Nativ?

36 Years Building & maintaining a strong, established & trustworthy program
92% Believe that Nativ prepared them for life on their college campus.
1,700+ Bogrei Nativ (Alumni)
63% Feel that Nativ helped them make informed Jewish decisions

What Our Alumni Are Saying

“I absolutely loved being able to study at the Conservative Yeshiva for the first semester of my time on Nativ. I was able to bond with 15 other Nativers, as well as meet other people who were spending a year in Israel studying for various reasons. Being able to learn Jewish text with people of all ages and stages in life was truly unforgettable.”

Eliana Horwitz

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity