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Israel and Local Programs for Teens

Motiv is the San Diego Teen Service organization.  It connects teens to service learning projects, special events, and even sets up their own on-line "Dashboard" that publicizes a profile of who they are and what they're doing (amazing for scholarship applications).  Check it out!

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP:  Looking for need-based college scholarships?  Check out the Turk Family Scholarship.

THE CONSERVATIVE YESHIVA IN JERUSALEM:  One of the greatest Jewish institutions on earth is the Conservative Yeshiva in the heart of Jerusalem. They have an amazing Winter Break program for teens and college students, outstanding summer programs, and a world-famous "gap year" program for college graduates.  All programs are in English, though they unlock the deep Hebrew texts of our tradition for young people, making it relevant to them, all the while creating incredible community through study and trips.  Their programs can be found at:

BIRTHRIGHT provides free trips to Israel that are life changing.

JITLI (Jacobs International Teen Leadership Institute) has been the most popular Israel program among teens at our synagogue.  Based in San Diego, it offers an unparalleled opportunity to work with Arabs and Jews to forge a conversation of the future.

MASA ISRAEL is an amazing organization that connects teenagers to outstanding programs of various durations in Israel.


Looking for a service vacation with a Jewish spin? Want to do something amazing on your next school break? Loved Israel and can’t wait to go back? JNF Alternative Break is the trip for you.

  • Open to Jewish young adults, ages 18 – 24
  • All expenses paid, after a fundraising goal is met
  • Get your hands dirty with urban farming and meaningful community projects

2016-2017 Trips Will Take Place:
December 17 – 25, 2016
December 31, 2016 – January 8, 2017
January 1 – 10, 2017
March 11 – 19, 2017

Two Local  Programs for Teens Through Jewish Family Service are:

Girls Give Back (picture below) and Hand Up Teen Leadership.



From the High School Semester in Israel to all kinds of Summer and other programs, check out the Ramah Israel Programs.

Want a Social Justice fellowship? Check out the ones at the New Israel Fund.

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