Overview

BINA Gap Year in Tel Aviv is a life-changing 10-month experience that combines: communal living with Israelis, experiential learning, hands-on volunteering, travel, and leadership training.

Why Join BINA Gap Year?

 

ISRAELI PARTICIPANTS

Our gap year participants don't live in a bubble! On BINA Gap Year, you'll be in a real Israeli Mechina (post high school, pre-army program), living, learning, traveling and volunteering together with Israelis your own age. You'll learn Hebrew through both classes and immersion, and make friends for a lifetime!

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Explore Jewish and Israeli culture from a secular and cultural perspective with an emphases on social justice! Enjoy: - Interactive courses at the BINA Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv - Guest speakers and activities in Tel Aviv - Trips and travel across Israel - Learning through doing... and more!

REAL SOCIAL ACTION

Engage in real, impactful, hands-on social action in the community where you live. Get to know the diverse populations of Tel Aviv including new immigrants and refugees. Connect your studies to real issues of social justice: poverty, environment, migration, and more.

LEADERSHIP

Work in teams to create the year that you want, planning trips, activities, and events for the whole group! Learn to be independent and gain essential life skills: budgeting, organizing, planning, managing, and more!

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