Nesiya programs combine different ways of exploring and actively participating in Israeli society, including: outdoor and wilderness adventures, arts and cultural activities, community service projects, creative text study, and building community.
Finding an inspiring path in Jewish life is not always easy. Nesiya encourages young people to explore how Jewish and Israeli culture can be part of their journey toward becoming joyous, creative and caring human beings.
Participants and staff in Nesiya build a Jewish community that values diversity. In a group of young people and staff from a wide range of backgrounds, participants and staff raise questions about and explore different practices and beliefs without feeling pressured to change their own. Participants are encouraged to express themselves as unique individuals and as members of a dynamic group.
The Nesiya Institute has conducted high quality creative leadership programs for high school and college students, lay leaders, and families, in Israel and North America. Nesiya currently conducts The Kehillah Experience: Summer Program for North American and Israeli High School Students.
The Nesiya Institute’s Summer Israel program for North American and Israeli high school students is now being run by Keshet: The Center for Educational Travel in Israel.