Greater Washington Area > Young Judaea


Three to six week options includehiking, sight-seeing, meeting Israelis, and more! Start your trip in Europe, learn Hebrew,even earn college credits! Participants come from all over the U.S., Canada, Great Britain and Israel. Options include: Ma’aplim- Italy / Israel, Shorashim- Morocco/Israel, Kedem- Poland / Israel, Sepharadim- Spain / Israel, Nitzanim, Machon, Nofim, Sviva, Te’amim, & Tikun Olam. More information


First yearc of collegein Israel! An extraordinary 9-month volunteer and study program for recent high school graduates. Earn up to a full year of college credits while living, studying & volunteering in a variety of settings and locations. Our nine different specialty tracksare geared to cater towards the interests of the individuals who
participate in them, and can even help to prepare them for a future university major. Special interest options are:
Design, Medical, Culinary Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Year Course Athletic Program(YCAP), Shevet, Social Action, and Business Tracks.

See the world as Year Course goes global with our exciting
Olami add-on! Olami brings you face-to-face with the people, politics, history, and culture of the countries that played a pivotal role in the development of the modern state of Israel. Each Olami option includes 4 separate trips to experience the countries in their track. Participants visit Ethiopia, India, Morocco, Greece, Turkey, More information


YJ Impact!
is Young Judaea's movement for college students and young professionals (ages 18-35) For more information on all YJ impact! programs. More Information

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Israel Now is our
FREE 10 day Israel discovery tour for Jews between the ages of 18-26 who have never experienced Israel on a peer trip. More Information


Our summer
volunteering program in Israel is for participants aged 18-35. During 4-8 week sessions, participants volunteer in an organization of their choice, while living in Apartments in the Tel Aviv area. The program also includes cultural events, speakers, tours and hikes; and offers an option for Hebrew study, More Information

WUJS Israel

WUJS Israel
is a 6-month program that immerses college graduates 21-35 in Israeli life & culture. Choose from 4 specialized tracks, based in either Jerusalem or Tel Aviv: Jerusalem Learning, Arts, Peace & Social Justice & Intern Tel Aviv, More Information

The Merkaz YJ Impact

The Merkaz
is a combination of an absorption community and activism center and offers facilities in both Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, More Information


Putterman, the local Israel Programs recruiter, at
or please call (240) 601-0738.


The entire Year Course in Jerusalem. About 450 participants, plus staff

1. Daniel Yitzhaky (Rockville) in his Firefighter’s garb with his roommates
2. Sarah Adina Goldwasser (Silver Spring) with friends in BEIT AR-EL
3. Rachel Colburn (Rockville) with her favorite librarian at the school where she volunteers
4. Michael Feldman (Chevy Chase) volunteering for MADA
5. Maryland participants in Marva
6. Sam Pessin - Chevy Chase, MD in Marva

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