Our Mission


KIVUNIM Americas provides opportunities for participants from the United States, Canada, Costa Rica and Mexico to connect on a cultural, spiritual, and personal level. In a world increasingly defined by digital interaction, nothing can match the significance of a face-to-face encounter. KIVUNIM Americas strips away the filters and places high school students directly in the field.

This program encourages travelers to examine what it means to be Jewish — and reexamine what it means to be “American” — appreciating that there is room to change and expand the definitions of both. To accomplish these goals honestly and mindfully is to meet our neighbors where they are, learning from them and growing with them. The impact of the relationships formed during KIVUNIM Americas is invaluable. The conversation begins — in person — with a simple hello, hola, or shalom.