Who is eligible for write on for israel?

High school sophomores from the Greater New York area are invited to apply to the Write On For Israel program each spring. We accept students from diverse backgrounds and schools; public, private, yeshivas and Jewish day schools. The program begins in the fall semester of junior year and continues through spring semester of senior year. There is no coursework over the summer.

Where do the write on sessions take place?

Hebrew Union College:

1 West 4th Street

New York, NY 10012

How much does the program cost?

Students accepted to Write On For Israel will be asked to pay $2,500 towards the cost of the two-year program, including the senior trip to Israel. There is a fixed payment plan available that sets forth a schedule of dates and amounts due. Additionally, scholarships are available.

What is the time commitment of Write on for israel?

Write On students meet seven times during their junior year of high school (approximately once a month) on Sundays beginning in the fall of 11th grade and three times during 12th grade. Seminars run from 10:30 am until 4 pm. The program cumulates in a week-long mission to Israel during President’s Week of the students’ senior year.


Dr. Tuvia Book teaches each Sunday session and leads our group during our Israel mission. Dr. Book completed his BA at Bar-­Ilan University, earned a graduate degree in Jewish Studies and has a doctorate in Israel education. Dr. Book has been working in the field of Jewish Education for many years and authored For the Sake of Zion; A Curriculum of Israel Studies, which is the sourcebook students use during the Write On for Israel program. 

Who is the core educator of the Write On For Israel Program?

Who should I contact with further questions?

Linda Scherzer, Director of Write On For Israel/NY, wofi@jewishweek.org