Kedma (16-18 year olds)

Kedma is the brand name FZY gives for the activities and programming for 16-18 year olds. Mostly these are aimed at those who spent the summer on FZY Israel Tour, but the activities are generally opened up to anyone in the community of the appropriate age.

There are many options to choose from for 2017/18.  Read the information below to find out more details. Please be aware that places are limited for each option.  To sign up for any of the Kedma programmes click here.

After finishing a Kedma course, graduates of the programmes will proceed to take on leadership roles in the movement, roles in local weekly gatherings, organising charity events, and eventually leading camps and Israel Tour.

If you have any questions about any of the Kedma options, you can speak to your Tour Madrichim, email, or you can call the FZY office on 020 8201 6661.

Options for 2017/18

The Diller Teen Fellows

Preparing the next generation of Jewish leaders!  Brand new to the UK, FZY has teamed up with the Diller Teen Fellows to offer you this immersive leadership programme. This 15 month programme will allow participants to be a part of an international fellowship programme which will look fantastic on a CV.  Not only will it train participants to become leaders and Jewish educators, but it will also allow them to build lasting connections with Israelis and other Jews from around the world.  For more information on the Diller Teen Fellows programme click here or to sign up click here.

The course involves Shabbatonim throughout the year and a 2-week trip to Israel in the summer of 2018. This programme is heavily subsidised and the price for this course is £1,399 all inclusive.  There will be an interview process for this course.

Hadracha (leadership) Course:

The Hadracha course will allow participants to develop their love for Israel, Judaism and Social Action, resulting in them becoming the next generation of FZY Madrichim (leaders)

Take part in regular sessions as well as, new to this year, Hadracha Seminar with all Hadracha-niks from all over the country as well as those participating in Hadracha Bet.  To sign up for Hadracha Aleph click here.

Then continue in year 13 to Hadracha Bet. To become one of the future leaders of FZY and the Jewish Community.  To sign up for Hadracha Bet click here.

The Next Step:

FZY has noticed the need for our participants to gain valuable guidance and work experience in an array of industries. With the help of our extensive database of Alumni we are launching ‘The Next Step’, a mentoring programme, helping to pair up teens with our Alumni. This programme is tailored to each individual and seeks to support you in the Next Step.

This programme will consist of meeting with a professional in the industry of your choice as well as the opportunity to gain work experience.  To sign up for The Next Step click here.


FZY has partnered with Tzedek and created ‘Netina’ – a programme focused around Tzedakah (Charitable Giving) and Tikun Olan (Social Action). Netina gives participants the opportunity to travel to Ghana for 3 weeks to work in a rural community together with local disadvantaged young people and to run a summer camp for children. Participants will acquire new leadership skills and widen their understanding of the developing world, all whilst contributing to the educational and personal development of children in Northern Ghana.  For more information about Netina click here.