YHC organizes and implements creative and experiential programs for teenagers with the aim of providing them with a broad understanding of Jewish culture and fostering their dialogue skills. The programs encourage future adults to become better acquainted with their own culture and religion, enabling them to choose their Jewish and Israeli identities based on study, dialogue, and experience around Jewish values promoting civic responsibility and social activism.
1. “Simaney Derech” – A Jewish Identity Program for teens at risk and on the fringe of Israeli society who are living and studying at youth villages.
2. “Shir Mizmor” – a Bar-Bat Mitzvah program for students in secular schools, and youth villages including teacher training workshops.
3. “Atid Bemaagal Hashanah” – A Leadership Program for teens that clarifies issues of Jewish identity and provides tools to mentor their peers.
4. “Mifgashim” (Encounters) between religious and secular teens so they can develop common ground for themselves within Israeli society.