Young Judaea's Year Course began taking high school graduates to Israel in
1956, a good decade before gap year abroad programs started attracting large
numbers of American students. The main ingredients of successful
programs--experiencing another culture, learning a language, personal
independence, making lifelong friends and having fun--were all part of Year
Course from the beginning.
More than 50 years later, Year Course is more dynamic than ever, and I
recently spoke with Adam Jenshil, the program's new director, in Jerusalem.
As you'll see from our conversation in my latest podcast, this
learn-volunteer-travel experience continues to offer all the advantages of
the best study-abroad programs plus one--a virtual guarantee of Jewish
continuity for the participants.
I hope you are regularly checking our website, www.hadassah.org, for the latest Hadassah news. And please remember to suggest to your friends that they do the same.
To see my most recent podcast, as well as those from the archives, go to www.hadassah.org/president.