Bnei Akiva’s summer experiences give Jewish youth the opportunity to create lifelong friends and to forge a deep love for Israel. Learn more and register today!

TEEN ISRAEL SUMMER TOUR

Mach Hach BaAretz is an amazing and inspiring 5-week Israel summer tour for 10th graders. Fall in love with the country and form an everlasting bond with its people!

Bnei Akiva Experiences

Our year-round and summer experiences are integral to our participants’ growth, accompanying them from early childhood until their young professional years. Our programs combine meaningful, experiential education with supportive mentoring. They foster a deep love and unwavering commitment to Eretz Yisrael and Torat Yisrael in our participants, while nurturing leadership skills that prepare them to make a real difference for the Jewish people.

Our Summer Programs

Bnei Akiva’s summer experiences give Jewish youth the opportunity to immerse themselves in Torah V’Avodah and to forge a deep love for Israel. Our Moshava camps throughout North America and Canada welcome thousands of Jewish youth each summer, and Mach Hach B’Aretz offers hundreds of Jewish teens unforgettable adventures in Israel.

Year In Israel

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Midreshet Torah V’Avodah

An elite and innovative midrasha, Midreshet Torah V’Avodah gives exceptional recent high school graduates a multifaceted, immersive, and enriching gap year experience that’s like no other. The first midrasha to offer a truly integrated experience, our motivated and curious students study Torah at the highest level, contribute their skills to Israeli society through top-notch internships, make a difference through meaningful volunteer opportunities, and fully immerse themselves in the land they love. 

Yeshivat Torah V’Avodah

Yeshivat Torah V’Avodah is an extraordinary gap year program that combines rigorous Torah study with meaningful Torah application — both inside and outside the classroom. Top high school graduates from around the world study Torah alongside Israel’s most accomplished educators, contribute their skills at competitive internships, dedicate their time to Israeli organizations they care about, and leave a positive mark on the Jewish homeland.

Tochnit Tzion

During their Shana B’Aretz, our recent high school graduates convene in Israel for Tochnit Tzion. Together, they learn about Bnei Akiva’s values and explore how each one of them can make a difference for Medinat Yisrael. Tochnit Tzion provides participants with the foundation and confidence to become strong educators and passionate leaders in our movement.

Tochnit Nissan

During the month of Nissan, our Shana Alef students are invited to spend two weeks living on an army base or on a kibbutz. Tochnit Nissan gives our students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Israeli life and connect to their land and their people on a whole new level.

College and Beyond

BAbayit Katamon

BAbayit Katamon was founded a year after the successful BAbayit Upper West Side took off to serve our bogrim and young professional former chanichim who took the plunge and made Aliyah. The mission is to come together as one, vibrant community of Young Anglo Professionals in Katamon to provide a platform for our mission of Torah V'Avodah through social events, fun programming and learning opportunities based on communal interests.

Summer in Jerusalem

Summer in Jerusalem is a Bnei Akiva and OU-JLIC run 5 week summer program for college students looking for a balanced combination of learning, interning, and living in Israel.As part of Bnei Akiva’s mission of Torah V’Avodah – the program is dual-focused on providing practical work experience for participants, while simultaneously offering opportunities for high level Torah learning and fostering a love for the land and people of Israel. Participants live in Bnei Akiva's TVA beautiful apartments and are encouraged to truly become 'residents' of Jerusalem.

Our biggest Shabbaton of the year brings together hundreds of high school students from across the United States and Canada for an inspiring weekend where friendships are made and young leaders are empowered. On the last day, Bnei Akiva youth participate in the Celebrate for Israel Parade, expressing their love for Israel while marching down Fifth Avenue.

During their Shana B’Aretz, our recent high school graduates convene in Israel for Tochnit Tzion. Together, they learn about Bnei Akiva’s values and explore how each one of them can make a difference for Medinat Yisrael. Tochnit Tzion provides participants with the foundation and confidence to become strong educators and passionate leaders in our movement.

During the month of Nissan, our Shana Alef students are invited to spend two weeks living on an army base or on a kibbutz. Tochnit Nissan gives our students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Israeli life and connect to their land and their people on a whole new level.