Jewish Leadership

At Israel XP, we take your development as a Jewish leader seriously, and we also seek to help you develop skills that will benefit you professionally and personally. Students are required to select only 1 leadership track, but may choose up to 3 tracks, schedule permitting. There are 4 leadership tracks to choose from:

Magen David Adom first responder course

  • Participants spend one semester training to be a first-responder medic with Magen David Adom staff.
  • Once certified, the second semester volunteer hours are spent doing full ambulance shifts.
  • This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on skills and experience, especially if one is interested in a career in medicine.

Beit Midrash Program

  • This track is for students who want even more Jewish learning than the 3-4 hours of Judaic courses provided daily.
  • Participants are matched with their choice of staff member for a weekly one-on-one learning session on the topic of their choice.
  • One evening a week, students participate in a ‘chabura night’ where they learn in small groups under the guidance of educators.
  • One evening a week, a special guest lecturer speaks on a contemporary spiritual topic.

Chessed/Community Service

  • Participate in a range of weekly volunteer options including, but not limited to: working at an animal shelter, volunteering with underprivileged children, visiting the elderly, and connecting with children with special needs.
  • This is a great way to make a difference in Israel, as well as connect with the Israeli people.


Israel Advocacy training

  • This course educates, trains and inspires students to advocate for Israel against the anti-Israel propaganda prevalent at North American universities.
  • Participants learn the history and politics of Israel, explore aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict, receive advanced training on communicating for Israel and answering difficult questions, and gain resources for campus activism.
  • The course alternates between weekly expert lectures, interactive workshops, and eye-opening field trips.
  • In partnership with Stand With Us and Jerusalem U