We are so excited that you are interested in Club Z Institute and are looking forward to reading your application!

We are looking for teen leaders who are ready to leave their mark on Jewish history.

Our Los Angeles program is open to teens as young as 8th grade and consists of attending West Coast Fall Opening Retreat, 15 educational meetings, a National Conference, and social activities. The educational sessions are held twice a month throughout the school year. Cohorts are separated by age-group and prior experience. New cohorts are recruited every other year.

Currently, we plan to have a cohort in the Valley for 8th-9th graders and second cohort for 10th-12th graders in the City.

First-year program participants are encouraged to apply for the second and third year of Institute to further their leadership and professional development. To qualify for graduation from Club Z Institute, the teen must be in the program for at least 3 years, attended 3 National conferences and participated in our exclusive Israel Trip.

High school seniors who have graduated Club Z, are invited to attend AIPAC Policy Conference. Students who have successfully completed at least two years of the Institute are eligible for an exclusive two-week trip to Israel at no cost.

Two Week Free Israel Trip: Club Z subsidizes the entire trip, except for round-trip airfare from the United States to Israel.


    • Members must be Jewish and between the ages of 14 to 18.
    • Members must express an interest in Israel advocacy and Zionism.
    • Members must participate in the program fully, including attending the Fall Opening Retreat all 13-15 educational sessions per school year, and the National Youth Zionist Forum.

For questions, please e-mail our Director of Education, Naya Lekht at Naya@ClubZ.org.