MECHINOT - CHOOSE YOUR TRACK

Yachad offers you a broad range of Israeli mechina programs to give you the ultimate Israel immersion experience.  Browse through the different options, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  Once you know which mechina is right for you, fill out our registration form to get started on your way to Israel!

Choose Your Track

Yachad offers you a broad range of Israeli mechina programs to give you the ultimate Israel immersion experience.  Browse through the different options, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  Once you know which mechina is right for you, fill out our registration form to get started on your way to Israel!

  • ADERET

Located at Moshav Aderet, Mixed Religious-Secular group, Co-ed.

At a Glance: Aderet aims to cultivate new Israeli leadership that is full of hope. We wish to create an “Israeli Beit Midrash for society and the environment”, a place to deal with the question of how to build a better society that educates people to learn in order to do.

  • BEIT YISREAL

Located in Jerusalem, Mixed Religious-Secular group, Co-ed.

At a Glance: A highly diverse group that seeks to build bridges between sectors of

the Jewish people; study and volunteer program combining traditional Jewish study, understanding of Israeli society and engagement with the local community.

  • GALIL ELYON

Located In the Upper Galilee, Secular-Pluralistic, Co-ed group.

At a Glance: A special educational framework that offers youngsters who have

finished twelve years of schooling an opportunity for personal development through a combination of studying, hiking, acquiring leadership skills, experiential learning, and volunteering in the nearby area in a variety of fields.

  • HA'EMEK

Located at the Beit Shean Valley, Mixed Religious-Secular group, Co-ed.

At a Glance: Pastoral location, near the Sea of Galilee; leadership and Jewish identity studies focused on building bridges in Israeli society; exploring Israel by building “HaEmek” nature trail; seminars on personal encounters with different

sectors in Israeli society.

  • KESHET-YEHUDA

Located at the Golan Heights, Religious/Orthodox group, male only.

At A Glance: The program provides a real taste of Israel to English speakers looking for the real thing and want to find out what real .national religious

Zionisim is about in Israel.

  • LACHISH

Located at the Judean foothills, Mixed Religious-Secular group, Co-ed.

At A Glance: The mechina combines uniquely intensive studies of Jewish identity, Zionism, Israeli society and philosophy with coursework in the arts and environmentalism, as well as independent study.

  • LAPIDOT-EMUNAH

Located in the Binyamin region, Religious/Orthodox group, Girls only.

At a Glance: Designed for religious girls looking for serious and meaningful Torah-based preparation for their service in the IDF. (Yachad participants are not required to serve in the military after completing the program).

  • MEITZAR

Located at the southern Golan Heights, Secular-Pluralistic, Co-ed group.

At a Glance: Aiming to educate students towards showing initiative, taking

responsibility and enhancing leadership, in order to build a model Jewish and democratic society in Israel.

  • NACHSHON

Located at the northern Negev desert, Secular-Pluralistic, Co-ed group.

At A Glance: A program geared towards personal enrichment through experiential learning and community building; the first non-Orthodox mechina, and the first to absorb international participants.

  • OTZEM

Located at the Eshkol Region of the Negev, Religious/Orthodox group, male only.

At a Glance: Aiming to expose the young men to the needs of society and of the country, and to encourage them to integrate into the army and national social endeavors.

  • RABIN

Located at Kiryat Tivon, Secular-Pluralistic, Co-ed group.

At a Glance: In this year of service, students are encouraged to take responsibility for what is going on in their communities, in the broader society and among

the Jewish people, while also embarking on a personal journey to deepen their

knowledge and clarify their values and goals.

  • TELEM

Located in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Secular/Reform, Co-ed group.

At A Glance: A modern perspective of traditional texts, with emphasis on social

justice; volunteering within the community where you live and study; studies on Arab culture and language, Jaffa history and coexistence in an ethnically diverse

community. 

THE MECHINOT

Additional Info
  • Location Tel Aviv-Jaffa
  • Dates First Semester: August-February (5 months). Full Year: August-June (10 months).
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic, Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language English & Hebrew
  • Tuition First Semester: $10,500 USD. Full Year: $17,000 USD.
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 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 in the Central Arava region, in three locations - Hatzeva, Paran and Ein-yahav.
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Mixed Religious-Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $13,000
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 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 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 3 campuses in the northern Negev desert (Kibbutz Shoval, Kibbutz Gal'on & Sderot)
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $13,000
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 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 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
Additional Info
  • Location Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Holon
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Reform/Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000

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