Volunteering is the difference between being a passive observer in Israel and an engaged actor on the stage. Many Israel trips already contain a volunteering component. This program is designed to enrich that experience with the Jewish textual underpinning. What makes our social activism ‘Jewish’, and not merely and expression of good citizenship. This program can be designed as a text study to accompany volunteering to a full day including expert speakers and site visits to projects that address major socio-economic needs in Israel. If desired Melitz will help arrange an appropriate volunteer activity in which the participants can contribute in a meaningful and genuine way to improving Israeli society and helping the less fortunate.