The National Service (Sherut Leumi) program gives exceptional observant young women the opportunity to make aliyah and spend a year in meaningful volunteer service.
Through this comprehensive program women ages 18-22 learn Hebrew, explore their Jewish heritage, travel and hike throughout Israel and volunteer with children, seniors, new olim and more.
At the same time they discover the promise and possibilities of their new life in Israel.
Participants chosen for this program live together at the Jewish Agency Absorption Center, Bet Canada Campus, where there receive all the necessary services, as well as a wide range of social and cultural activities. An experienced counselor also provides them with assistance and guidance during the year.
During the first month of the National Service, they participate in a three day professional seminar in the area that they will volunteering in. In addition, participants are engaged in Hebrew language and heritage studies and in learning about Israel on a weekly basis.
The participants volunteer daily in a large range of settings, including helping students in school, providing assistance to seniors, assisting in hospitals and working with olim in the Global Center and Nefesh B'Nefesh, and more.
Participants should be highly motivated to help those in need.
National Service women can be matched with Israeli families in the area, if they wish to.
In addition to the Absorption Basket, participants will also receive
a monthly stipend, health insurance, and at the conclusion of the
program will be entitled to the same rights as soldiers upon their
completion of duty.
National Service for New Immigrant Women is a joint project of the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Bat Ami Organization.