BINA Gap Year in Israel

Live | Learn | Volunteer in Israel with Israelis

WHAT IS BINA GAP YEAR?

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

ISRAELI PARTICIPANTS

Our gap year participants don't live in a bubble! On BINA Gap Year, you'll be in a real Israeli Mechina or Year of Service (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!

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 and Haifa 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!

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Explore Jewish and Israeli culture from a secular and cultural perspective with an emphasis on social justice! Enjoy: Interactive courses at the BINA Secular Yeshivas in Tel Aviv and Haifa Guest speakers and activities, Trips and travel across Israel. Learning through doing...AND MORE!

Apply now to qualify for our early-bird discount!
For more details on the program and application process >>

BINA MECHINA IN TEL AVIV

Live in Tel Aviv, Israel's most exciting city. Go in-depth with classes from the Jewish bookshelf. Torah, Talmud,  philosophy, contemporary Israeli society, Jewish identity and more – with optional college credit! Take trips around Israel and immerse yourself in Hebrew as part of an Israeli Mechina – a leadership program for Israeli peers.

BINA YEAR OF SERVICE IN HAIFA

 Live in Haifa, Israel's super-diverse city by the sea. Volunteer in schools and non-profits serving the various populations of the city, and be part of the Secular Yeshiva in Bat Galim neighborhood to empower the community around you. Live and learn alongside Israeli volunteers in English, while also learning Hebrew.  

Meet Our Participants

WHAT IS BINA?

BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change is an Israeli movement at the forefront of social activism and Jewish pluralism in Israel. Every year, BINA reaches over 50,000 Israelis and individuals from around the world through social, educational and community programs.

As a BINA Gap Year participant, you'll be a part of a diverse community of Israelis and internationals working toward social change through study and action.

נגן וידאו

Apply now to qualify for our early-bird discount!
For more details on the program and application process >>

Israel (+972) 53-902-3329 (call or text)USA (+1) 646-883-5105 (call or text) | gapyear@bina.org.il