Travel


Travel across the United States putting your values into action

Program


As a Tzedek American you will spend the academic year living communally in a supportive and creative environment.

Internships


As a Tzedek American you will have two social justice internships in non-profits in Los Angeles.

After being at my internship for just a month, I knew that I wanted to major in Women’s Studies
Tzedek America Fellow 2017
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After being at my internship for just a month, I knew that I wanted to major in Women’s Studies Tzedek America Fellow 2017
I never thought I’d feel confident enough to make a hot meal for 10 people
Tzedek America Fellow 2017
2017-03-10T07:29:15+00:00

Tzedek America Fellow 2017

I never thought I’d feel confident enough to make a hot meal for 10 people Tzedek America Fellow 2017
Through Tzedek America I gained real world experiences that will be valuable to me in college and beyond
Tzedek America Fellow 2017
2017-03-10T07:29:47+00:00

Tzedek America Fellow 2017

Through Tzedek America I gained real world experiences that will be valuable to me in college and beyond Tzedek America Fellow 2017
The thought and care put into creating the communal living situation has produced changes in my son that we didn't expect
Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
2017-03-10T07:30:06+00:00

Parent of Tzedek America Fellow

The thought and care put into creating the communal living situation has produced changes in my son that we didn't expect Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
On her first trip home, she was palpably more self-assured and connected
Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
2017-03-10T07:30:22+00:00

Parent of Tzedek America Fellow

On her first trip home, she was palpably more self-assured and connected Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
Our son's communication style was more direct and his manner generally more mature and engaged
Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
2017-03-10T07:30:39+00:00

Parent of Tzedek America Fellow

Our son's communication style was more direct and his manner generally more mature and engaged Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
I strongly suspect that he will enter his Freshman year of college more self-aware, less distracted with the novelty of being out of the house for the first time, and as a result better able to focus on his studies, and better able to manage his time
Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
2017-03-10T07:31:40+00:00

Parent of Tzedek America Fellow

I strongly suspect that he will enter his Freshman year of college more self-aware, less distracted with the novelty of being out of the house for the first time, and as a result better able to focus on his studies, and better able to manage his time Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
Through Tzedek America, we have seen an amazing blossoming of our teenager into a young adult
Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
2017-03-10T07:32:00+00:00

Parent of Tzedek America Fellow

Through Tzedek America, we have seen an amazing blossoming of our teenager into a young adult Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
We’re so grateful to Avram for leading by example and teaching Emily and the Tzedek Americans to pray with their feet and remain open to new ways to practice their beliefs
Parent of Tzedek America Fellow
2017-03-10T07:32:31+00:00
We’re so grateful to Avram for leading by example and teaching Emily and the Tzedek Americans to pray with their feet and remain open to new ways to practice their beliefs Parent of Tzedek America Fellow

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Discover your passion. Explore the ideas and activities that excite you. Find out what being Jewish means to you. Spend the year with Tzedek America.

Tzedek America is a national, residential gap year experience based in Los Angeles. We offer nine-month and semester-long programs for young adults, ages 18-20, the opportunity to grow and engage with the world before returning to academics.

Through national and international travel, social justice internships, adventure programming and shared responsibilities, you will learn valuable life skills and begin to see and experience firsthand the social, environmental and economic challenges facing the United States today.

The program teaches leadership, communication and confidence-building skills — lifelong learning tools that will help you build a successful and purposeful life while you work to make a better world. Jewish content is designed to give you the opportunity to explore and redefine your Jewish identity, both as an individual and as an American citizen.

Tzedek America seeks to engage with Jewish young adults who represent the diversity of the Jewish community, including Jews of all religious backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities and socioeconomic status.

Travel throughout the USA putting your values into action to make this country one that you are proud of being a part

Acquire leadership skills that enable you to be a strong planner, communicator and team leader

Make informed choices about your Judaism based on the range of what exists in Jewish life