Nativ: Jewish Heritage Education for Immigrant Soldiers is an inclusive Jewish Zionist education program for those immigrant soldiers in the IDF who have tenuous connections to their Jewish background and identity.
Thousands of immigrant soldiers participate each year in an enriched 7-week program of learning, traveling through Israel, and sharing in observance of Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
Nativ provides immigrant soldiers with a warm, welcoming way to connect to their Jewish heritage.
The course also includes an optional extended conversion course for alumni - which the overwhelming majority of Nativ alumni choose to join.
Young Aliyah Experiences
Ariel Sharon Had a Dream
Every Jewish Young Person Would Spend a Year Living in Israel
Nativ aids IDF lone soldier: 'Life here is great'
"Ninety percent of the things I learned here I never knew before," says David Skvirsky of Mexico City
Choosing her People
“I wish every Jew could go on Nativ. You learn about Judaism, and about Israel, and about what it means to be part of a collective people." - Violetta K.