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!

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  • Location Tel Aviv-Jaffa
  • Dates Full Year: August-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic/Secular
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language English & Hebrew

Located at Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Pluralistic/Secular, Co-ed group.

BINA's Gap Year participants are exceptional, English-speaking, high school graduates from around the world.

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  • Location in the Central Arava region, in three locations - Hatzeva, Paran and Ein- yahav
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

Located in the Central Arava region, in three locations - Hatzeva, Paran and Ein- yahav

Mechinat "Arava" is open to all the different Jewish denominations, creating a uniquely diverse group.

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  • Location Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Holon
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

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

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.

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  • Location Adamit, Haifa and Mizra
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition 16,000$

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

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 larify their values and goals.

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  • 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 $15,500

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

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

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  • 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 $16,000

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

Aiming to educate students towards showing initiative, taking responsibility and enhancing leadership, in order to build a model Jewish and democratic society in Israel.

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  • 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 $16,000

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

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.

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  • Location Kfar Rupin Kibutz
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

Located in Kfar Rupin Kibutz, Mixed Religious-Secular group, Co-ed.

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.

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  • 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 $16,000

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

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.

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  • Location Jerusalem
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

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

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.

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  • Location Moshav Aderet
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

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

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.

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  • Location Beit Berl
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

Be’eri is an academy for young, progressive and Zionist leadership, which runs an annual mechina – premilitary preparatory program (PPMP) located in Beit Berl, Israel.

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  • Location The Yizrael Valley region in Israel's north, 20 minutes' drive from the metropolitan center of Haifa.
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

Mechinat Hannaton is a post-high school, pre-IDF program for Jewish teens unlike any other; dedicated to the exploration of Jewish-Israeli identity through a year of study, leadership training, and volunteer work in nearby underserved communities.

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  • Location Zichron Ya'akov
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

Established in 2018, the Five Fingers Mechina implements a Physical-Mental system formed by the Five Fingers Movement. Our training methods focus on acquiring tools, skills and values to better encounter the modern-age challenges and needs.

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  • Location Harish
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $16,000

Rakia was founded by a group of pilots in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) who have come together to build a leadership academy powered by the IAF heritage, values and proven practices.

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  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance secular-pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $14,000
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