LACHISH

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

Lachish is a coeducational, religiously, ethnically, and socio-economically pluralistic mechina program. 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. Lachish Mechina also offers courses on Jewish peoplehood.

At the Lachish Mechina, you’ll be involved in community life on the kibbutz and in surrounding towns. You’ll participate in a wide variety of volunteer service projects, such as spending time with and assisting the elderly, aiding children and young adults with special needs, tutoring at an Ethiopian absorption center, and working in the kibbutz fields. You’ll build relationships with your adopting family, deepening your connection to Israeli society and to the kibbutz community.

Through the mechina’s education program, service projects, navigation seminars, archaeological excavations and agricultural work, you will gain useful and valuable life skills. The mechina program is designed to prepare you academically, ideologically and physically for the next steps in life. You’ll gain valuable leadership skills and experience to help you succeed in any academic or career framework.

Over the course of the year-long program, you will grow as an individual and with your group as you take on new responsibilities as Jews, Zionists, and Israelis. You will play an active leadership role in managing various aspects of the mechina. The program aims to help participants become highly motivated, socially conscious and educated individuals with a sense of purpose and dedication to the Jewish people and to the State of Israel.

Machinat Lachish website - http://www.mlachish.org/202811/English

Mechinat Lachish video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H7TZC8jM2I

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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, 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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