The Nesiya Institute - Jerusalem


33 Tchernichovsky St.


About Us

Nesiya programs integrate three kinds of learning: character education, spiritual education, and Israel education. Nesiya’s educational model combines text study, the arts, community service, outdoor adventure, and community building. Nesiya engages North American and Israeli young people with the richness and complexity of Jewish life – and with each other. Every Nesiya program builds relationships and explores differences among diverse Jews in order to encourage young people to develop their own uniqueness and responsibility for others. Nesiya programs promote honesty, self-expression, and critical thinking as well as altruism and activism. Nesiya programs value questions more than answers. Nesiya's four core programs are: • a six-week summer Israel program for North American and Israeli high school students; • a week-long arts and text-based Winter Retreat program in America, with enrichment and educational leadership training for high school, college, and post-college age young adults; and • an academic-year community service and learning fellowship program for Israeli high school students from religious and secular backgrounds; • an academic-year service learning program in North America, which is conducted both regionally (in pilot phase) and with individual students