For the last 35 years, Chetz V’Keshet (CVK) has been bringing teens from North America and all over the world to Israel for a 4 week Summer Program.
As the only teen summer program run in conjunction with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Chetz V’Keshet is granted unique benefits: top-level security, an exclusive week behind the scenes of an Israeli Army base in a tailor-made Gadna experience and an in-depth look at military history.
CVK is also one of the only Israel summer programs that include Israeli peer participants. A quarter of all CVK participants are Israeli teens; they are members of the Israeli Tzofim youth movement and are chosen based on their personality and ability to communicate in both English and Hebrew. In addition to experiencing the incredible program activities together, built into the itinerary is the opportunity to spend Shabbat with an Israeli peer’s family. Unique Volunteer Opportunities are available around each corner with Chetz V'Keshet! Embrace what you find yourself truly passionate about by picking one of our three Tikkun Olam Elective tracks. Hike the Israel National Trail from the Golan to the Kinneret, become an active participant in a Kibbutz like community or spend time in Tzfat.