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

“Why do you need Nativ? Endless shawarma, beautiful mountains, constant adventure, living in the best cities in the world, the chance to learn and to teach, learn a new language, meet the most incredible people, be woken up every day by the Prime Minister, and live history. Did I mention endless shawarma? Asking why you need Nativ is kind of like asking why you need oxygen.”

Scott Boxer

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