Na'ale: The World's Jewish High School

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Do you want your teenager to develop a lasting relationship with Israel, other young Jews from around the world, and Hebrew? Here is their opportunity to finish high school in Israel!

Na'ale: The World's Jewish High School, also called Elite Academy, allows parents in Jewish communities abroad to register their 10th-grade children for three years of tuition-free Israeli high school, leading to an Israeli “matriculation” diploma.

Teenagers from communities all over the Jewish world have the opportunity to finish their schooling in the homeland. They will learn Hebrew, build life-long friendships with peers from the world over, and develop a lasting relationship with the land through fun and educational trips and cultural activities.    

Na'ale includes room and board, a monthly stipend, fees for extracurricular activities, home hospitality, and other support services.

The program was founded in 1992, and since has provided world-class Jewish and Zionist education to over 13,000 motivated Jewish teenagers from around the world. In the 2011-12 school year, Na'ale had students from 32 different countries. The largest contingents were from the FSU, the United States, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, France, and Germany. 

Na'ale currently includes 25 participating high schools - both religious and secular - all over the country.

Visit the Na'ale website