What is FFT Boot Camp?

Our intensive program for young professionals covers the modern history of Israel, the major issues surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and best practices for effectively discussing these topics in the real world.


Israeli History

Explore how Hebrew sovereignty was reestablished in the land of Israel for the first time in 2000 years.

Conflict Issues

Dive into core components of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and understand their deeper complexities.

Civil Discourse

Dialogue skills, interactive exercises and special guest speakers provide unique insight and turn theory into practice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

This program is exclusively for young professionals, 22-40 years old. We offer separate workshops for those outside this age demographic, including high school and college students. If you are interested in scheduling a workshop with us, please email [email protected].

The overwhelming majority of participants are secular Jews, but we provide an inclusive space that’s friendly to people of all backgrounds, including observant Jews and non-Jews.

Boot Camp is welcoming to both introductory and experienced learners alike. There is no prior knowledge requirement before participating in the class.

The answer is yes. We pride ourselves on facilitating an experience that’s inclusive enough to make both the left and the right comfortable, while simultaneously helping each to challenge their own views. Our only requirement is that you support Israel’s existence as the sovereign, national embodiment of the Jewish people. Beyond that, we genuinely don’t care if you’re a Democrat or Republican, one-stater or two-stater, if you think Israel is too secular or religious, how you feel about the Nation-State Law… Our goal is for you come to your own positions, for those positions to be deeply considered, and for you to possess the confidence to persuasively articulate them to other people.

Well, due to Covid-19, nowhere and everywhere. Boot Camp was offered in-person in New York City, Miami, Boston, and Los Angeles, but because of the current situation the program is now exclusively online. The good news is that young professionals all around the country can now participate!

Boot Camp is offered three times per year — during fall, winter, and spring. Sessions are held weekly on a weeknight evening. The number of sessions and which night of the week it takes place are listed in the Boot Camp application.

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Boot Camp Requirements

minimum donation
monthly installments
commitment per day
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Jewish National Fund

Your tax-deductible JNF donation covers Boot Camp and provides access to a wide variety of FFT and JNF engagement opportunities, including:

  • Complimentary annual access to all FFT Online coursework

  • Exclusive FFT webinars

  • Monthly lunch and learn sessions with JNF affiliates in Israel

  • Exclusive access to JNF and FFT professional development offerings

  • Discounted JNF National Conference tickets

  • Complimentary and discounted registration to JNF and FFT events and programs
  • Opportunities to hold JNF leadership positions on local committees or boards

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