Source: 92nd Street Y
Havaya International is a 5 week long opportunity to travel like a local in both Israel and across the United States, while making a positive difference in our global village. Made up of eighteen American teens and eighteen Israeli teens, going into 10th-12th grade, Havayaniks will spend two and a half weeks traveling throughout Israel with local Israelis from the 92nd Street Y's sister city in Ramat Hasharon and two and a half weeks in the U.S. getting the opportunity to share their lives with their Israeli counterparts.
The Havaya International program aims to create an international community of high school leaders who together explore their Jewish identity and social responsibilities by participating in a program offering a combination of touring, community-service work and leadership skills in Israel and the East Coast of the US. The program is a pluralistic community that celebrates Shabbat from Friday night through Havdallah, at sundown on Saturday night. All meals provided through Havaya are Kosher.
The program, which costs $4,800 per participant, is partly funded by UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Agency for Israel.