ARAVA

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: $13,000

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

As a Mechina our vision is to help develop strong, valiant leaders who will promote prosperity in Israel, a Jewish-democratic country or wherever they may be.

We believe in modest leadership based on personal example and acceptance towards all mankind.

Our gap year is mainly devoted to understanding the complex Israeli society, exploring the amazing nature that surrounds us, and giving back to the community through both volunteer-work and taking part in the local agriculture.

Our studies include a wide range of subjects such as philosophy, psychology, economics, Jewish studies, politics, education and many more.

Throughout the year we are given the chance to experience joint living and acquire the important skills that come along with it, skills that will contribute to our personal development and our near and far future.

The mechina lies within the magical Israeli dessert in agricultural settlements. The special bond we have with the land and the people living around us is an inseparable part of our gap year.

What makes our program special?

Agricultural work:

During  the year we are given the opportunity to take part in the local agriculture. This physical work represents the zionist mission we are a part of and is an inseparable part of our personal and collective journey.

Connection with the community and the Arava area:

As part of our program we believe in devoting ourselves to the community and taking an active part in the community's celebrations and events as well as deeply experiencing the desert and nature surrounding us.

Hikes and nature:

Our program exposes the group to many different magnificent hikes and views and the diverse societies intertwining within them

Our website: http://www.marava.org.il

Our Facebook page: click here.

Sample Schedule - Click to enlarge

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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
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language English & Hebrew
  • Tuition First Semester: $10,500 USD. Full Year: $17,000 USD.
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 Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $13,000
Additional Info
  • Location Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Holon
  • 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 Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $13,000
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 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 Maale Michmas in the Binyamin region
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Girls only
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $18,000
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 Moshav Tel HaTeomim, in the Beit Shean Valley
  • Dates September-June (10 months)
  • Level of Religious Observance Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000
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 Jerusalem
  • 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 Pluralistic
  • Gender Co-ed
  • Program Language Hebrew
  • Tuition $15,000
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