Sharing the experience

Lexi Unell, Kansas City, MO

Mechinat NACHSHON

My name is Lexi Unell, and My most meaningful experience in mechinat nachshon  so far has been survival week. Survival week was a week were we were sent off in small groups with just a map, a compass, and little to no food.

Ella Tav, New York, NY

Mechinat BEIT YISRAEL

Something I didn't understand until I got to Beit Yisrael was the power of people truly living their values in an Israeli context. I came to Beit Yisrael to experience the religious, socioeconomic, and political diversity of Israeli life.

Louis Ungar, Miami, FL

Mechinat KESHET YEHUDA

A few nice words This year in Keshet was amazing. I absolutely loved it and hopefully coming back for a little bit of a second year. All the hikes and adventures probably made this the best year of my life. I have learned

Gil Adini, Boston, MA

Mechinat NACHSHON

As Walt Disney wisely put it, "If you can dream it, you can do it." I used to think that these words were nothing but a fantasy, but in the last 10 months, my time at the mechina has taught to see the truth in these nine words.

Josh Drill

Mechinat RABIN

My experience at Mechinat Rabin was a very positive one. Throughout the year I became fluent in Hebrew, learned a lot about Israeli culture, and made really great friends. I learned a lot about the current issues in Israel and

Geffen Huberman, New York, NY

Mechinat TELEM-JAFFA

For the last ten months, I have chosen a new path every morning. One morning I could go for a run in Jaffa’s old city, letting my mind wander as my legs stepped on empires and conquests. Another morning I could

Adam Bernitz, South Africa

Mechinat KESHET YEHUDA

I'm currently in Mechinat Keshet Yehudah , all the way up in the Golan Heights. This amazing year is about to come to an end and my military service is about to begin. I am so incredibly indebted to this institution.

Oshri Olsberg, Boston, MA

Mechinat NACHSHON

One of my favorite things about my year at Mechinat Nachshon is when we are "closed" (stay at the Kibbutz) for Shabbat. Shabbat here has an American flavor meaning that I have been able to incorporate some of my own

Matan Braner-Kadish, Washington, D.C

Mechinat TELEM-JAFFA

I'm not sure I've made a better decision than the day I decided I would be coming to the Mechina in Jaffa. Looking back on it, I am so happy that I pushed past my hesitations of language, distance, and culture and

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