Connection with the IDF
Tzofim Chetz V’Keshet gives an exclusive behind the
scenes look at the Israeli Army, an in-depth look at military history, and a tailor-made
Our participants constantly rank this interface with the army as one of the main
draws to joining CVK.
Each of our counselors is chosen based on both their experience and background
in working with teens. Our counselors have an extensive knowledge and love of Israel
and are committed to sharing it with our teens. Our participants see our counselors
as role models, which then strengthens their connection to Israelis and their country.
Tzofim Chetz V’Keshet is one of the only Israel summer programs that includes
Israeli peer participants. A quarter of all CVK participants are Israeli teens; they are
members of the Israeli Tzofim youth movement and are chosen from a highly
selective pool for their personality, maturity, leadership skills and ability to
communicate in both English and Hebrew. In addition to experiencing the incredible
program activities together, built into the itinerary is the opportunity to spend
Shabbat with an Israeli peer’s family. Year after year, our participants comment that
having Israeli peers is one of the highlights of the program
Volunteer Work and Tikkun Olam
Unique Volunteer Opportunities are around each and every corner with Chetz V'Keshet
in Israel! Embrace what you find yourself truly passionate about by picking one of our
three Tikkun Olam Elective tracks. Hike the Israel National Trail, while taking a role in
preserving both the trail and the beaches. Become an active participant in a Kibbutz
community by helping in various areas such as agriculture, farming, and kindergarten.
Spend time in Tzfat, exploring the spiritual effects of the city's art and music, while
giving back to the surrounding community. In addition to these three diverse tracts,
CVK offers many opportunities to provide support and take action for Israel, from
planting trees with JNF to exploring the Nitzana Educational Eco-Village.
A common reflection of our many alumni is a sense of feeling sincere change
for the better after the program. Chanichim constantly speak to feeling
more self-confident, more mature, and a strong ablility to overcome challenges
after their CVK experience.
The program staff works to help build confidence, while the program structure
allows chanichim to engage in new experiences and get to know themselves better.