LAPIDOT-EMUNAH

Location: Maale Michmas in the Binyamin region
Dates: September-June (10 months)
Level of Religious Observance: Religious/Orthodox
Gender: Girls only
Program Language: Hebrew
Tuition: $18,000

Background

Mechinat Lapidot-Emunah is designed for religious girls looking for serious and meaningful Torah-based preparation for their service in the IDF. (Please note: Yachad participants are not required to serve in the military after completing the program)

Our aims

  • To nurture students with a deep, faith-based Jewish identity, committed to Torah and Mitzvot.

  • To connect the student’s individual identity with the national identity of the Jewish people.

  • To create a spiritual, innovative, pleasant Beit Midrash pulsating with in-depth Torah study.

  • To prepare our students for life’s challenges, through:

  • knowledge of Halacha and halachic principles

  • mental preparation

  • spiritual preparation

  • familiarity with Israeli society and Diaspora Jewry

  • striving for excellence, responsibility and leadership

Note: Girls enlisting in the IDF or any other framework of national service will receive special attention and training as well as personal and spiritual support during their service.

Curriculum 

The heart of Mechinat Lapidot-Emunah is a lively female Beit Midrash. A harmony of voices making music together through wide-ranging Torah study:

  • Current Halachic issues

  • Faith-centered questions relating to the life of a religious girl in the 21st century

  • Jewish philosophy

  • Work on character traits, self-awareness

  • Prayer

  • Chassidism

  • Studying in pairs – developing skills to independently cope with texts, books, discussion and pursuing the truth

  • Tanach in depth as the foundation of national Jewish identity

  • Women in modern Judaism

  • Studying seminal Zionist texts and how they relate to current affairs

All this is supplemented and put into practice through:

  • tours throughout Israel

  • cultural experiences

  • guest lectures

  • social and community voluntary initiatives

  • familiarity with the IDF

  • workshops and seminars to develop practical life and leadership skills

Website - http://www.emunah.org.il/אמונה-בקהילה/לפידות-אמונה/

Movie - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYKlsUgCjLM

SECULAR MECHINOT

Additional Info
  • Location In the Upper Galilee at Kibbutz Kfar HaNassi, Kibbutz Mayaan Baruch and Kibbutz Bar'am
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000
Additional Info
  • Location Kibbutz Meitzar on the southern Golan Heights
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000
Additional Info
  • Location 3 campuses in the northern Negev desert (Kibbutz Shoval, Metsudat Yoav & Sderot)
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $13,000
Additional Info
  • Location Oranim Academic College Kiryat Tivon, near and in Haifa
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $13,000
Additional Info
  • Location Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Reform/Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000

MIXED MECHINOT

Additional Info
  • Location Moshav Aderet
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Mixed Religious-Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000
Additional Info
  • Location Jerusalem
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Mixed Religious-Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000
Additional Info
  • Location 3 campuses in Shfelat Yehuda, otherwise known as the Judean foothills, the campuses; Nahal Oz, Eliav and Kibbutz Beit Guvrin
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000
Additional Info
  • Location Moshav Tel HaTeomim, in the Beit Shean Valley
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Mixed Religious-Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000

RELIGIOUS MECHINOT

Additional Info
  • Location Moshav Keshet in heart of the Golan Heights
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Religious/Orthodox
  • Gender Male only
  • Program Language Study in English/ Hebrew
  • Tuition $19,500
Additional Info
  • Location Maale Michmas in the Binyamin region
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Religious/Orthodox
  • Gender Girls only
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $18,000
Additional Info
  • Location Neveh in the Eshkol Region of the Negev
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Religious/Orthodox
  • Gender Males Only
  • Program Language Hebrew with Some study in English
  • Tuition $19,000
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