Israelis everywhere marked Tu Bishvat this week, and the mechinot were no exception.
Students at Mechinat Chemdat, in partnership with the KKL, planted trees and held a Tu Bishvat seder with recently arrived Israelis in Ashdod.
Mechinat Minesharim Kalu
At Mechinat Minesharim Kalu, in Maagan Michael, students conducted a lavish Tu Bishvat seder.
The students of Mechinat HaEmek hosted activities for children of elementary school age at Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin. Participants decorated flowerpots and concluded the day with a Tu Bishvat trivia contest.
Magen Shaul Pre-Military Academy
The Tu Bishvat seder at the Magen Shaul Pre-Military Academy included an assortment of tasty Israeli fruits, four cups of wine for each participant, a festive prayer service, and singing into the night.
At Mechinat Maskiyot, Tu Bishbat was Parents Day! The schedule began with a stretcher trek for the students, who were welcomed back to the mechina by their parents. Activities continued with fire writing and planting trees, and then an open meeting of staff and parents. The day closed with a sumptuous supper that the students prepared for their parents.