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

“While on Nativ I found myself as a person within my group of friends. Became confident in who I was and came out of my shell as I found my voice in a crowd. This is how Nativ College Leadership Program in Israel has impacted my life. It gave me a chance to be myself while learning leadership skills and qualities I still use today.”

Corey Bass, Nativ 27

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