Nativ: Jewish Heritage Education for Immigrant Soldiers is The Jewish Agency's 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 overwhelming majority of Nativ alumni choose to join Nativ’s optional extended conversion course.
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"Ninety percent of the things I learned here I never knew before," says David Skvirsky of Mexico City
“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.