Why Workshop? 

Why Spend a Year in Israel?

Still Curious About the Benefits of Taking a Gap Year?

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70 Years

Habonim Dror North America's Workshop is the longest running gap year program in Israel.

75% of Habonim Dror alumni consider themselves politically progressive.



Habonim Dror alumni.


19% of Habonim Dror alumni hold leadership positions in multiple Jewish or Israel-related organizations.

Personal Growth

Workshop is situated at an ideal time in the life of a young individual. Having just completed one stage in your life, and about to embark on the next, the experiences gained give you the chance to discover independence, responsibility and an outlook on the future.

Have an Unbelievably Fun Year!

While Workshop strives to create an open environment for participants to challenge themselves and gain new skills,  it also creates an environment for participants to get creative and have loads of fun with their friends! A Workshop tradition for many years has been for participants to make silly music videos! Don't believe us? Check some of these videos from the past few years below!

Check out Blu, a music video made by Kvutzat Geshem on Workshop 65 while they were on Anafim!

Check out Come on Eileen, a music video made by participants on Workshop 64 while they were on Shorashim!

Check out Stam, a music video made by Kvutzat Tamuz on Workshop 66 while they were on Anafim!

Check out 3 Nights a music video made by Workshop 69 while they were on Shorashim!

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