a prestigious one-year Israel education program with a second-year fellowship
What else do you need to know about icnext?
During the first year, students participate in eight Sunday seminars that explore core issues of Israeli society and contemporary geopolitics. Then, the cohort travels to Israel on a 10-day fact-finding mission.
During the second year, fellowship students launch projects in the community, from photo exhibits to writing articles for the Cleveland Jewish News. High school seniors may complete their fellowship after graduation with guidance from the @akiva staff.
The icnext experience gives teens the gift of confidence to talk about Israel without advocating for specific Israeli policies. It encourages curiosity and exploration in teens in an open environment. It inspires teens to hone their leadership skills by arming them with knowledge and curiosity. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Participants will learn about Israel, the history of Zionism, and gain critical advocacy tools. The icnext program also includes skill-building activities to empower teens to Stand Up to antisemitism and anti-Israel sentiments in high school and on college campuses.
The program helps teens break down the complexity of Israel so they feel ready and empowered to talk about complex topics.