Shnat Netzer

Shnat Netzer is a 6-8 month long learning and volunteering program wherein participants live in Jerusalem and volunteer in different organizations and NGOs across Israel, effecting positive change in Israeli society based on Progressive and Reform Jewish values. 

This year, 2021-2022, Shnat Netzer is partnering with Noar Telem, the youth movement of the Israel Movement for Reform & Progressive Judaism (IMPJ), to bring young adult Progressive and Reform Jews from around the world together with their Israeli peers to work, learn, live, volunteer, and experience Israel, its people, social organizations, communities, landscape and more.


Our two session options are:

October 2021 - June 2022

for Northern Hemisphere participants

February - August 2022

for Southern Hemisphere participants, with 3 months (June - August) spent leading on Reform and Progressive Jewish summer camps in North America (through URJ) and Europe (through Netzer Olami) 

Please note: Due to COVID-19, activities and schedules of the program are subject to change per the guidelines of the relevant authorities. Netzer Olami will do its best to preserve the content, aims, and spirit of the program.


Masa Gap Year programs offer college-bound high school graduates a year of valuable life experience before college, with Israel providing the perfect environment for them to explore their interests, identity, and future steps. Through a combination of academic coursework, volunteering, traveling, and an immersive experience in Israeli society, Fellows return home with the life skills to make the most out of their college experience. Learn more about Masa here.

Shnat Netzer is grateful to the following organizations for their support - Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael Jewish National Fund and World Zionist Organization.