Mechinat HaGolan:
             Torah in the Golan Heights
“Talmud Torah at Mechinat Hagolan is truly an Israel experience…it
offers talmidim a real opportunity to immerse themselves in Torat
Israel, Eretz Israel and Am Israel.”
Students at Mechinat Hagolan study together with Israelis Hesder students at a prominent yeshiva in one of the most picturesque locations in Israel. Surrounded by nature reserves, waterfalls, archaeological sites, springs, and breathtaking scenery, learning Torah in the Golan will raise your learning experience to new heights.
Students at Mechinat Hagolan study together with Israelis Hesder students at a prominent yeshiva in one of the most picturesque locations in Israel. Surrounded by nature reserves, waterfalls, archaeological sites, springs, and breathtaking scenery, learning Torah in the Golan will raise your learning experience to new heights.

Beyond the Beit Midrash, Mechinat HaGolan believes that spiritual and personal growth is finely tuned with interactive, outdoor encounters. In Israel, there is nowhere better than the pristine Golan Heights to experience the thrill and awe of Eretz Israel… and it is (literally) at our doorstep! The Mechina’s goal is to nurture Avodat Hashem and Ahavat Israel by combining the strong Beit Midrash curriculum with a range of exciting outdoor and leadership experiences.

Our students are enjoying the following:
  • a lengthy hike and camping
  • a dip in a local spring, or ancient mikveh
  • krav maga sessions (martial arts developed by the IDF)
  • volunteer work with local farmers
  • physical training sessions
  • army tactics
  • navigation
  • archaeological digs
Students also participate in a number of longer seminars, including:
  • Sea to Sea:
    For three days students trek from the Mediterranean to the Kinneret. During the hike, students undertake the navigation and, beyond the majestic scenery, they also enjoy the independence and growth of traveling outdoors and walking an ancient trail.
  • Jerusalem Seminar:
    Students are taken on a special 3-day tour of Yerushalaim, our physical and spiritual capital. Here they discover its rich history, holiness and many mysterious and splendid paths.
  • Survival Seminar:
    This 4-day tiyul is one of the highlights of the year. During this seminar, the students put into practice the different leadership skills learnt throughout the year, such as navigation, survival, adaptation to new environments, etc. Students agree that completing this challenging tiyul is a wonderful accomplishment and a testimony to what they are really capable of.
  • IDF History Seminar:
    Duting this seminar, our students follow the footsteps of the warriors and battles that have marked our young nation. By visiting famous battlefields, studying the events and meeting the heroes that were involved, we learn about the intertwined history of Israel and the IDF.
  • Am Yisrael Seminar:
    During the year, we take our students to different areas and neighborhoods throughout the country; from a Charedi "shtettle" to a Kibbutz, the students meet and interact with range of people that make up the tapestry of Israeli society.
We challenge you to come to Israel for the year to know yourself better and develop Strong roots as a proud Jew in his land and nation. Mechinat HaGolan awaiting you!

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