Our Values

Yuval, meaning stream or tributary, represents our goal of guiding participants to connect to the bigger “river” of the Jewish community while also helping each participant find their “stream,” their personal Jewish identity and their relationship to Israel.

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Through joint Israel and Jewish experiences, Yuval Yisrael allows participants to meet new people and form meaningful, life-long connections. Our program offers a unique opportunity to experience Jewish and Zionist living in a community based on shared Jewish values. We strive to foster a healthy community of respect, empathy, and compassion for others.

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Tikkun Olam

Repairing the World

Yuval Yisrael offers many opportunities for engaging in tikkun olam. Through providing these hands-on experiences, we hope to nurture our participants’ connection to Judaism and the value of repairing the world, as well as enable participants to learn about the social and political landscape of Israel.

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In the Image of God

At Yuval Yisrael, we understand that each person is unique and created in the image of God. Therefore, we offer a high level of customization so that participants can create the best program for them. Moreover, we strive to create a space that welcomes, celebrates, and is accessible for all participants. 

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It is our goal to have each participant grow personally, spiritually, intellectually, and socially during their time on Yuval Yisrael. We encourage this growth through intentional guidance through new experiences and perspectives.

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Yuval Yisrael encourages participants to ask questions and remain curious — about each other, Israel, Judaism, and themselves. Our tour guides and counselors provide the space, framing, and guidance to allow our participants to process their experiences, grapple with their own Judaism, and explore their connection to Israel, so that they can leave with the tools to find answers to future questions.

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At the foundation of everything we do is our goal of pure kef. Yuval Yisrael aims for each one of our participants to feel comfortable being their authentic selves and experience happiness, joy, and laughter throughout their journey.