What is Shnat Netzer – the Netzer Year?

Shnat Netzer is a unique 10 month leadership training program for young adults in Israel that develops the skills and knowledge necessary for them to become madrichim (leaders) in the movement.

On kibbutz

It facilitates personal development, offers opportunities to study Jewish and Zionist ideals and provides a structured environment for learning about and experiencing Netzer's principles.

Shnat Netzer is an exciting, challenging and stimulating way to spend a year in Israel and to be part of a communal way of life. Shnat Netzer will broaden your horizons and offering in opportunities to discover yourself and what it means to be Jewish and live in Israel from a progressive perspective. You will be able to form life- long friendships both with your peers within the Shnat Netzer group and with other Jews from around the world whom you will meet throughout the year. If you have been involved with a Netzer branch or if you have grown up in a Reform/ Progressive Jewish community and you are wandering where to go from here, this is the natural way to continue that involvement. It's a chance to acquire a whole new range of skills and abilities and many wonderful memories.

Reading Torah

The year is spent with participants from all over the world, including South Africa, Australia, Argentina, North America, the Former Soviet Union and Europe. Together you will be able to develop skills and share experiences to help you become knowledgeable youth leaders.


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