If you are a Jewish young adult, between the ages of 20 and 26, looking to learn Hebrew, live in Israel, intern,
gain leadership experience, teach, volunteer or take a year on - you've come to the right place!

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OTZMA is the only program that offers three full opportunities in one:

1. Live and learn Hebrew in the heart of an Israeli city
2. Serve as a bridge between your Israeli sister city and your home community through meaningful service
3. Intern in a non-profit organization in a major Israeli city developing grass-roots leadership and service skills.
Explore the real Israel – hands on!

Meara Razon

VP of Community
Outreach for Jspace.com

"OTZMA opened my mind to the complexities and beauty of the Jewish community. I can honestly say going on OTZMA was the single best decision I have made in my life, it has led me to jobs, friendships, volunteer positions and so much more. Almost 10 years later my OTZMA experience still remains relevant in my day to day life."

Dr. Max Klau
Otzma 10

Senior Director of Leadership
Development of City Year

"As the Senior Director of Leadership Development at City Year, I spend my days thinking about how to develop our 2,500 idealistic 17-24 year-old corps members into effective civic leaders through an intense, full time ten-month service experience. There is no doubt that my experience as an Otzma fellow and madrich is the most important and relevant professional experience I have had, and I draw upon lessons learned at Otzma on a daily basis. Otzma changed my life, and has everything to do with my passion for promoting social change and personal growth through long-term service experiences."