Israel Summer Teen Travel

USY Israel Programs

USY offers a broad variety of summer programs to explore Israel! The programs provide an exciting way to explore one's Jewish identity and Israel. Experience the beauty of Shabbat, learn about the power of Tzedakah, and gain inspiration through creative prayer and engaging interactive Jewish learning programs. To learn more about these programs go here.


Join Nesiya for six weeks in Israel with Israeli and North American peers from diverse backgrounds. Nesiya combines outdoor adventure, workshops in the visual, performing and literary arts, community service projects, cultural activities and creative Jewish study in Israel. Participants travel through four regions of Israel – the Negev, Galil, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, and the Judean Desert – and focus on the origins, development, and role of the land of Israel in the future of the Jewish people.

Nesiya is committed to conducting summer Israel programs of the highest educational quality by: recruiting diverse North American and Israeli peers to participate in every program; arranging private workshops, concerts, and community service projects with leading Israeli artists, activists and educators; choosing distinctive, high-quality facilities in three regions of Israel; hiring experienced and mature adults as counselors and senior staff; maintaining a small group size of 30-35 participants and a high staff to student ratio of 1:8; creating meaningful follow-up opportunities for Nesiya alumni.

The program is open to North American and Israeli students completing grades 10-12. Programs are kosher and no full group activities are conducted that violate traditional Shabbat observance. For more information about Nesiya go here.

BBYO Israel Summer Programs

BBYO offers a variety of Israel Summer Programs: Israel Journey, Israel Journey Plus, Israel Trek, and International Leadership Seminar Israel. Programs range in length, from 21 days to 28 and are open to current 9th - 12th Graders. Journey from the Galilee in the north to the tropical Red Sea in the south. Experience a Shabbat in Jerusalem, watch the sunrise from on top of Masada, and tap into the innovative spirit of Tel Aviv. Israel Journey is a well-balanced opportunity to explore the history, natural beauty, and modern culture of the Jewish Homeland. Go here for more details.

Chetz V'Keshet

Tzofim Chetz V'Keshet (CVK) is a month long Israel Summer Program for teens ages 14-18, from North America and all over the world. Bringing teens to Israel since 1981, CVK has almost 3,000 alumni who have been positively impacted by their experience on the program. The program is a joint summer teen program of the Tzofim (Israel Scouts) and Gadna, the Educational Division of the Israel Defense Forces in cooperation with the Ministry of Absorption and the Jewish Agency for Israel.

Through CVK's unrivaled immersion program, for one month chanichim (participants) are absorbed into the culture, heritage, language, and society as they hike, bike, and tour the country. Chanichim strengthen their connection to Israel by seeing the country through the eyes of both their Israeli peer participants as well as their Israeli counselors. New friendships are made and memories are formed that will last a lifetime! Go here for more details.

Young Judaea

Spend a summer in Israel with Young Judaea, and you won't just fall in love with Israel – you'll live it. Young Judaea offers three jam-packed programs that take you through the mountains of the Galilee, the alleys of Jerusalem, the deserts of the Negev, and so much more. For more information, go here.

Social Action

Family Promise Volunteer Orientations
Sept. 19, 7pm, St Zepharin’s Church, 99 Main St., Wayland
Oct. 17, 7pm, Shir Tikvah, 141 Boston Post Rd, Wayland

If you are concerned about the issue of family homelessness in your community and want to make a difference, considering attending one of these volunteer orientations. 

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Sept. 15 We will cook in our own homes. Please volunteers to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

Patient Navigator Service

With JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. More info here.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Sept 1st, Oct 6 Help set up, clean up and serve a meal to homeless people at this Waltham soup kitchen. Great opportunity for children ages 8 and up and adults. Choose a Sunday.


Adult Education

Mindfulness Practice: Meditation, Chanting & Text Study
Sept. 12 (Or Atid), Sept. 19 (Beth El) & Oct. 19 (Temple Israel, Natick)

Join the Metrowest Jewish Mindfulness Community for three sessions focusing on meditation, chant, text study and prayer. Details here.

[email protected] Broads in Midrash

Mondays, starts 9/23, 10am at Or Atid 
10 session class exploring little known women whose stories are embellished in the rabbinic tradition. Details here.