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The Nitzavim Fellowship empowers gap year students to become confident and inspired change-makers on their college campus.

Do You Have What It Takes?
Spots Are Limited - Become a Nitzavim Fellow Today!

Applications Due: Sept. 29
Fellowship Begins: November 3

Gain the skills and confidence to make a meaningful contribution to the Jewish community. 

As a gap year student in Israel, we know your time is precious. The Nitzavim Fellowship consists of twelve combined in person classes at Hebrew University and virtual classes online featuring some of the greatest educators in Israel.

Through implantation of entrepreneurial tools and mindset, you will gain the knowledge needed to design and implement projects that create meaningful impact, connection and understanding on your college campus while at the same time exploring issues that you will face, such as diverse expressions of Jewish identity, anti-Semitism, and Israel. These are the life skill you need to be an impactful leader on campus and in your community. 


Fellowship begins November 3rd

What Our Students Say 

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Coby Goldblatt

Binghamton / Orayta

Growing up in a small town I was really exposed to people outside of the Orthodox Jewish community and it really opened my eyes up to how much education is really needed. The skills that are needed to educate people are few and far in between and I feel like it could be extremely beneficial to me in the long term, throughout college and into the regular world.

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Rebecca Amar

Binghamton / MTVA Women

I feel like joining the Nitzavin Fellowship will enhance my gap year tremendously. I am looking forward to making the most of this year and feel like participating in this fellowship really will help me do so. I am passionate about standing up for what I believe in but unfortunately, don’t feel like I am familiar or educated enough about crucial things that I should be. As I am going to a secular college, I want to be prepared and educated in Israel advocacy, something I know the Nitzavim fellowship really values. I also would love to learn more about how to engage Jews of different levels of observance on campus and learn about what I can do as a part of a Jewish community in a secular environment.

Leadership Training Done Right

When we say you'll become a leader, we mean it. You'll learn tools for life.

Creating advantage through an entrepreneurial mindset 

Critical thinking and problem solving 

Strategic decision making

How to manage a team

Navigating power relationships 

Social media marketing and influence 

Advocacy skills to benefit Israel and the Jewish People

Effective communication and public speaking 

Making a convincing case for your solution  


Project-Oriented Learning

With the help of our team and your peers, you’ll build your own initiative. This will push you to think critically , gain a sense of purpose, and develop your communication and collaboration skills. 


It’s what you need to lead to succeed.

Fun Trips and Experiences

Experience Israel from an entirely new vantage point. Join our unique and inspiring Shabbat program. Make new friends who share your values and desire to make the world a better place. They may even be going to your college next year.


Program Benefits

3 credits from Hebrew U

Receive thousands of dollars in credits from Hebrew University

Certificate of completion

Signed by the Chief Rabbi and President of Israel 

Ongoing support on campus

Constant support from Nitzavim staff and peers for years to come

Where you’ll find our graduates

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Application Deadline: 

September 29, 2023

Limited spots available


Get in touch

If you have any questions or want more information, drop us a note.

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