We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year

Easy Application Process

Please complete each one. If you need help, contact us:

Part 1

Complete the online component of the application. Click here to complete Part 1.

Part 2

Complete the essay portion of your application. The essay questions can be downloaded by clicking here. The essays should be attached to your email containing your photo.

Part 3

Have two references fill out the letters of recommendation forms after completing part one of the application process. These forms should be completed by people who can speak to your involvement in school, work, volunteering, the Jewish community, or any other important aspect of your life. The letter of recommendation forms should be emailed directly to info@tzedekamerica.org.

Part 4

Email an official copy of your High School transcript, current to the last grading period completed before the date of your application. The transcript should be scanned and attached with your email.

Part 5

Attach a recent photo of yourself and include it in the email containing your essays. Send the essays and photo to info@tzedekamerica.org.

Mailing Address: 2927 Halldale Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90018

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018 Spring Semester.

1st Semester and Full Year Experience deadlines:

First Priority Deadline: February 1, 2018

Second Priority Deadline: February 15, 2018

General Application Pool Deadline: March 1, 2018


2nd Semester deadline for completed applications is May 1, 2018. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 Cohort.






    Applicants for the 2017 - 2018 program cycle must have graduated high school by 2017. If you have questions about eligibility, please email info@tzedekamerica.org First and second year college students are also eligible to apply to be participants in the Tzedek America program.

    Applicants must be US citizens or legal permanent residents. Please contact us at applications@globalcitizenyear.org for more information.

    Tzedek America is a "gap year experience" and we expect all Tzedek Americans to continue onto college or return to college following their "gap year."