As your gap year in Israel is unfolding, you might start feeling a desire to connect, to give back, and to become an active thread in the rich fabric of Israeli life.

This year, why not make your gap year truly impactful by giving back to the vibrant communities in Israel?

Here are just a few incredible chessed opportunities across Israel:

  • Kedma Volunteer Program ( - Engage in weekly volunteering throughout Jerusalem. From working with at-risk kids to visiting the elderly, Kedma offers diverse opportunities to make a positive impact.
  • Pantry Packers ( -  Contribute to food distribution for Israel’s poorest families and senior citizens. Join in packing essential supplies at Pantry Packers to make a difference.
  • Kol Hanearim all Year Volunteering ( - Embrace opportunities to provide hope and support to at-risk Israeli youth. From care packages to coding classes, be a part of transforming lives.
  • Zichron Menachem ( - Volunteer to lift the spirits of children with cancer in hospitals around the country. Join the mission of bringing joy and support to young children’s lives.
  • Shalva ( - Be part of Shalva's transformative care for individuals with disabilities. Volunteer consistently on a weekly or biweekly basis, contributing to social inclusion and empowerment.

These are just a taste of the countless chessed opportunities to partake in in Israel. By volunteering, you'll not only make a tangible difference in people's lives, but you'll also gain invaluable insights into Israeli culture, forge meaningful connections, and deepen your own personal growth.

Remember, your gap year isn't just about exploring Israel, it's about becoming a part of it. Make it count, make it meaningful, make it impactful.

About Pack For Israel

Pack for Israel is a family-run online store that provides all your dorm needs for your program in Israel: Bedding, towels, toiletries, small appliances (220V), storage accessories & more.