B’Tzedek is the Israeli organization which created and runs the LIFE program. B’Tzedek’s means ‘in Justice’ and ‘through Justice’. The organization’s mission is to develop leadership for social change and social justice amongst youth and young adults in Israel and Jewish communities internationally. It specializes in service learning programs in Israel and overseas. B’Tzedek has worked with teen volunteer programs across Israel, with Israeli college students from the Ethiopian community, with Jewish students spending time in Israel, and with various groups of professionals.
LIFE: Leadership and International Fellowship Experience, is a nine-month, leadership development program in Israel and India for college graduates.
A service-learning program for participants from across the Jewish world with your Israeli peers, LIFE starts in Israel with a two-week orientation, continues in India for four months and finishes with four and a half months in Israel.
In each country, you will take on a tailor-made internship position that advances a social justice agenda through change-making work in one of the diverse fields LIFE is connected to: human rights, women’s empowerment, health, the environment, and more. As a service-learning program, LIFE includes an average one day a week of training, structured learning, and field visits for reflecting on your work and yourself. There are also longer seminars and study trips, and you will meet social activists, intellectuals and leaders. You will develop your social vision, your leadership abilities and your self-understanding.
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