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ABOUT NITZAVIM

Nitzavim Fellowship

Are you a high school student with a passion for making a difference on college campuses? Are you a parent seeking an extraordinary gap-year opportunity for your child?

 

The Nitzavim Fellowship is a transformative gap-year program in Israel designed to educate, empower, and engage young leaders to make a difference on college campuses.

You will attend a 3-credit course through Hebrew University entitled "Jewish Leadership on College Campuses" once a month on a Friday, where you'll learn about hot topics that will affect you on campus, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, history of Israel, antisemitism, and various outreach methods.

You'll also attend an immersive Shabbaton that gives you a sneak peek into the on-campus experience, as well as various activities throughout the year (with good food!)

The course culminates in an end-of-year project with guidance from leaders in the business sector that you will implement back on college campus.

Join a vibrant community of young leaders, learn from top-notch speakers, and enhance your year in Israel with a program that gives you the necessary skills, knowledge, and support to become a leader and change-maker for Israel and Jewish continuity.

Hebrew University

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's premier university as well as its leading research institution, and is consistently ranked among the 100 leading universities in the world, and number one among Israeli universities.

 

From the early days of developing new methods of irrigation for a dry climate to today, our scholars receive extraordinary numbers of research grants and academic awards. The work done within our campuses has led to breakthrough treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and ovarian cancer, agricultural advancements, new perspectives on the legal system, politics, and society, as well as lifesaving smart vehicle technology.

 

The university encourages multi-disciplinary activities in Israel and overseas and serves as a bridge between academic research and its social and industrial applications.

Hebrew University has set as its goals the training of public, scientific, educational and professional leadership; the preservation of and research into Jewish, cultural, spiritual and intellectual traditions; and the expansion of the boundaries of knowledge for the benefit of all humanity.

7 Schwartz Brothers

In 2016, Henry Schwartz closed New York City’s last dairy, Elmhurst. This wasn’t easy; Elmhurst had been in his family over 90 years, since his father and uncle hand-bottled and delivered milk to Queens and Brooklyn in a truck full of ice blocks. The cows had long since gone, but a famous tradition had ended…

…Until 2017 when Elmhurst reappeared as the most innovative plant-based food company in the world, elmhurst1925.com. How could a committed dairyman like Henry make this shocking change?

Henry was concerned, but also intrigued by a steady decline in dairy consumption and the changing American diet. More and more people were eating healthier, adopting plant-based alternatives, and becoming mindful of environmental impact. So was he.

Henry’s ongoing concern for making the world a better place resulted in the establishment of  The Seven Schwartz Brothers Leadership Trust. Its mission is to inspire and empower a growing generation of Jewish communal leaders, teachers and business entrepreneurs – arming them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to effectuate meaningful change in themselves, their communities and the world.  

That is the goal of the Nitzavim Fellowship.  We want students to become leaders and advocates for Israel and the Jewish people. To do that, you must learn the fundamentals of leadership and entrepreneurship and be empowered and supported throughout your journey. 

 

You can make a difference.  Welcome to Nitzavim.

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