Get Connected Teen Delegation Program


What is Get Connected? 


The Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee's Get Connected program is designed to provide Nashville's 10th and 11th grade students with a connection to a deeper sense of their Judaism, their peers in the Nashville community and to Israel and its people. Research indicates the achievement of these goals provides many future benefits for teens to live a meaningful Jewish life with affinity to the Jewish Community.


I'm interested! What's next?


First, simply fill out and submit the application form. Next, in order to prepare for the trip, Get Connected requires students from all of the congregations and those who are unaffiliated to participate in pre-trip educational Kallot (educational meetings) offered by the Jewish Federation staff and the community Shlicha (Israel Emissary). 


The fourteen day Israel trip is the centerpiece of the program with four nights partnered with Israeli students from Haklai High School in Pardes-Hana, Nashville's Partnership2Gether region. Students are housed with Israeli peers and their hosts join in the four days of travel and site visits creating deep bonds and friendships.  


When the teens return to Nashville, they broaden the trip's experience by hosting a visiting delegation of Israeli high school students as the conclusion of the Get Connected program. 


Questions? Please contact Rachel Koch, Get Connected Coordinator at