Canadian Young Judaea, founded in 1917, is Canada’s largest Jewish youth movement with active centres from Vancouver to Halifax. Its ideology is pluralistic and apolitical. CYJ’s aim is to strengthen its young members’ Jewish identity with an emphasis on the centrality of Israel. Canadian Young Judaea offers a wide range of year round and summer programs across the country.

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Year Course | Gap Year in Israel

Year Course isn't a year off between high school and college – it's a year ON! Expand your mind, your horizons, and your life experience as you discover another culture, volunteer, study, and develop your Jewish identity before heading off to college. Young Judaea Year Course, the original gap year in Israel, gives you the opportunity to step out into the world, gain valuable life experience and skills, and begin the transition to independence.

Israel is your classroom – come and explore. You'll earn up to 30 college credits while learning Hebrew, participating in life changing volunteer activities, and living with peers from the United States, Israel, and around the world. Do all this while building lifelong friendships and having the time of your life!


Year Course

Not a year off, a year on. Join us for the original gap year program in Israel.

Ages: Recent high school graduates ages 17-19

Locations: Bat Yam and Jerusalem

Duration: Nine Months

Contact: Phone: 1-866-599-2534

Email: yearcourse@youngjudaea.org


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