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Teen Opportunities in Israel and Beyond

Tivnu:  From short programs to a full gap year.  Teens connect Jewish life and social justice through individualized internships, discover the Pacific Northwest, and create a home together in Portland, Oregon. "Whether you spend your year advocating for immigrants’ rights, creating mentorships for LGBTQ kids, building tiny houses or cooking for houseless Portlanders, you’ll know you made a difference."  

Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem:  From school break programs to summers to gap years, incredible teachers and the experience of living in the center of Jerusalem.

Keshet:  Shabbatons and programming to celebrate LGBTQ teens and their families.

jGirls Magazine: Content is created by teens and curated by a teen Editorial Board. We have several teens from Beth Israel participating already! 

Tikvah Scholars: The Tikvah Scholars program is a summer institute in Jewish thought, philosophy, and politics. The program brings together hundreds of Jewish teens from around the world each summer, who come to study the greatest texts in the Jewish and Western canon, and who want to explore how Judaism informs — and challenges – Western ideas. The faculty includes leading professors and intellectuals, covering a wide range of elective subjects, ranging from economics to bioethics, Greek philosophy to constitutional law, and modern literature to American political thought.

Looking for a scholarship for your teen who is traveling with a program to Israel? 
The Eli M. Ladin Israel Scholarship Fund was created by Lily Ladin in memory of her husband. Partial scholarships towards a recognized Israel summer or year-round program in Israel will be awarded to Beth Israel teenagers who have demonstrated a commitment to Jewish life and Israel. Following their trip, participants are asked to write a short article about their experiences. This scholarship may be awarded only once. Click here to apply. Contact Beth Jarvis with any questions at

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783