Judaism: War, Violence & Peace

July 1 – 18, 2024

Learn Hebrew, Explore Your Judaism & Support Israel!

Live in Jerusalem and engage with Israeli society, learn to speak Hebrew at any level, pray at the Western Wall, and walk the city’s ancient streets during our 3-week Summer Experience program. We are located in the heart of Jerusalem, just five minutes on foot from all of the city center’s shops, restaurants, and cultural institutions and a 10 minute walk from the Old City.

Enjoy daily opportunities to pray together, study Jewish texts, learn and speak modern Hebrew in our Ulpan Intensive, and explore Jerusalem with students from around the world!

In 2024 we are excited to continue our partnerships with Keilim Masorti UK and Marom South America. We are also excited to continue our French VeAhavta program and our fully customizable volunteering tracks.


Immerse yourself in Hebrew with our long-standing Ulpan BaBayit classes!

The Summer Experience program is an opportunity for students from everywhere, at all skill levels, to study Hebrew with our world-class faculty in an intimate, congenial setting with students of all ages from around the world.

We offer six levels of Ulpan, from beginner to advanced, to ensure each student’s needs are met. 


Your days will be filled with opportunities to sharpen your Hebrew skills with our expert Hebrew language instructors, pore over Jewish texts with our CY faculty, do meaningful volunteer work, explore the famed sites and hidden gems around Jerusalem, and pray together both on campus and at the Western Wall.

We are still planning this summer’s experience – Check out our preliminary summer schedule and get a feel of some of last year’s courses, below.


Regular Summer Program

Learn Hebrew, study Torah, and explore Jerusalem, with options for full- or part-time enrollment

Volunteer & Study

At least 9 hours of volunteering per week combined with your choice of courses and programming

Volunteer Only

At least 20 hours of volunteering per week combined with your choice of programming

Ve Ahavta (French Program) | Marom (Apply Here) | Keilim (Apply Here)


Working with Volunteer Coordinator Terry Hendin, the Summer Program affords the unique opportunity to engage with Israeli society, where you can volunteer with a local non-profit, educational or cultural institution matched to your skills and interests.

Each track includes thorough orientation, preparation, and professional support throughout the experience. Please allow ample travel time to and from your volunteer placement, in addition to the times listed below. Hebrew is not essential, but always useful. If you apply to a volunteering track, Terry will contact you to begin personalizing your experience.

Volunteer & Study

A minimum commitment 9 hours, over at least 3 days, per week. This option enables you to spend the rest of your week in any of the other classes and programming offered in our summer program.

Volunteer Only

A minimum commitment of 20 hours, over at least 4 days, per week. This option enables you to join some of the other programming offered in our summer program.


Experience Jerusalem like a local on our 3-week summer program. Lodging on campus at the Agron Guest House is highly recommended, but our central location enables you to choose the housing or accommodation option that best suits your requirements and preferences.

We recommend:

    • Agron Guest House on campus (not included in program tuition; contact agron-rsv@iyha.org.il for pricing)
    • AirBnB or Sublet
    • Hotel or Hostel


Join us in Israel and experience an amazing summer with participants of all ages and backgrounds, improve your Hebrew, do impactful volunteer work, and tackle age-old questions and contemporary issues.

Now is the time to support Israel and join us in the HEART of Jerusalem!



Full Time: $1,100

Part Time: $750


before April 30, 2024

2024 Summer Program in Jerusalem: Preliminary Schedule