UJA's Jewish Service Blog

Kol Ami - The Jewish People Leadership Academy

By Penina Basser

"I've traveled to Israel, but never before on my own. I chose Kol Ami because I liked the idea of living with other people from around the world (especially Israelis). I wanted to challenge myself after graduating High School, and I thought that this program would allow me …

Sherut Leumi (IVA) - The Year of Big Enrichment

My name is Samuel Kern. I am a 20 year-old German Jew doing volunteer work in Haifa, Israel through the Year of Jewish Service Program. For the past nine months I have worked with the Carmel Medical Center, and I highly recommend it.

I came here for several reasons. I didn’t want to go di…

Aardvark - My Year Immersed in Israeli Society

Hello everyone!

My name is Jordan and I am from San Francisco, California. For 10 months I was a student on Aardvark Tel Aviv (September 2018 – June 2019), where I fell in love with Israel, interned at an amazing start-up company, and created a network of lifelong friends. Sitting here no…