Dror and Nevo, the twins of directors Hila Gerchman and Matan Hoffman, were born a day before the Ayanot affiliate of Mechinat Aderet opened for its first class. A year and a half later, the young family is celebrating Family Day in the bosom of the mechina.
Hila said: “What rearing twins and creating a mechina have in common is that you need to do both with lots of love and faith in your path. We educate toward a life of partnership and group leadership, just like a family; we try to set an example of a healthy couple and a cooperative way of life. Our children get to have 42 older siblings, and we discover every day that empathy, compassion, and gentleness also are significant values to teach during the mechina year.”