Summer Spotlight 2014: URJ Youth in Israel


Masada, camels, and sand dunes- oh my! Check out how our youth are learning, growing, and having a blast with NFTY in Israel.


URJ Mitzvah Corps Hiking in Israel

After hearing so many amazing things about Israel from friends and family, Mitzvah Corps participant, Sam, finally got to see the country with his own eyes. His pilgrimage has been a very powerful experience thus far.

Visiting the Western Wall and sticking a note in the smallest crevice I could find is something I don’t have words to describe.”

-Sam Abramsky; Mitzvah Corps Participant

Ken haMefaked (yes, Commander)! Gadna is a brief IDF training program that NFTY in Israel participants undergo alongside Israeli teens. It gives them the opportunity to see first-hand what it’s like for Israelis to go  through military service, and also allows for them to  experience full Hebrew immersion.