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About Us

Founded in 1995 as Friends of Israel Scouts, Inc. (FOIS), Tzofim of North America is a youth movement for Jewish teens that originated in Israel. Tzofim offers youth throughout the United States a unique opportunity to participate in Israel Scouts programs and activities.


Tzofim promotes Jewish and Israeli identity, Zionism, friendship, independence, leadership, democracy, and a deep connection to Israel. The movement’s programs nurture values of diversity, tolerance, inclusivity, social responsibility, strong ethics, as well as community involvement. It inspires empowered young individuals to make a positive impact in their communities and the world. 

Tzofim provides a supportive and inclusive environment for Jewish youth to learn, grow, and develop important life skills.



  • Promote Jewish and Israeli Identity

  • Build Leadership Skills

  • Foster a Sense of Community

  • Outdoor and Adventure Education

  • Community Service

  • Cultural Education

  • Global Connections

  • Personal Development

  • Strong Ethical and Moral Foundation

  • Celebration of Jewish Holidays and Traditions

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