Thank you for your interest in working with NFTY in Israel. We are now accepting applications for Summer 2018! We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated individuals to join our summer NFTY in Israel staff teams. Spending the summer on one of our staff teams is both a rewarding and demanding experience. The program requires staff that are responsible, flexible and patient. By the end of your day, you will have the opportunity to witness the fruits of your labor – don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Who are our staff and what are their responsibilities?

We have between 40-45 high school students in each of our bus groups with 3 or 4 staff members, including one senior Group Leader/Tour Educator, and up to three madrichim (counselors). The staff live and travel with the group for the entire trip, with 2 or 3 days off during the entire period. The leaders are responsible for the health, safety, and learning experiences of the group – 24 hours a day. While tour guide educators plan the daily itinerary, all staff prepare and help implement supplementary educational and Jewish experiential programming during the summer. As a staff member, you are not merely a chaperone!

You can expect to hear from us during March indicating the status of your application. We will send employment offers to several applicants at that time. Additionally, we will indicate to a select number of applicants that they are waitlisted and are our first choices to hire if we have additional staff needs. Applicants on the waiting list will hear from us by early May. The number of staff positions we will need to fill depends on the number of total participants who register for our summer programs.

What are the staff roles and how does staff work together?

Every NFTY in Israel group consists of 3-4 staff members for approximately 40 participants. Each group fills one bus. Every two to four groups (about 80 to 160 participants) comprise a unit. Each unit has a Unit Supervisor who supervises all activities and is on site and available to all groups in his or her unit. Each unit travels on the same itinerary, usually stays in the same base or hotel, and participates in all unit, as well as individual group activities.

Current Staff Applicants

Please keep in mind the following as you complete the staff application:

  • Our online application is several pages. You have the option to save your progress and complete the application later on each page.
  • We require the following pieces of information which you should have on hand:
    The names, addresses, phone numbers, and email address of three references
    The dates you are available for work in Israel
  • New staff will be asked to complete five short essay questions.
  • All NFTY in Israel staff members must be 21 years of age or older for the duration of the trip.
  • All staff members participate in a mandatory staff training orientation prior to the program.

Staff applications must be submitted no later than February 1, 2018.

Once we have received your completed application, we may be in touch with you in the near future to schedule an interview.

If you need additional information regarding staff positions for Summer 2018, please contact Dan Garwood, North American Coordinator, at or (212) 650-4216.

Thank you! We look forward to receiving your application.