The “Keshet” program -
identity and mission for outstanding teenagers
We at Tavor believe that it takes a multi-year program to create a valuable generation of leaders with a cohesive and well-formed identity. As a result, we established a comprehensive set of seminars that include educational and personal processes. This program provides the participants in the Keshet program with an ideological and educational infrastructure, as well as the toolkit they need to serve as a basis for their preparatory and community service year, eventually leading to significant and high-quality service in the IDF as well as meaningful citizenship in the future.
The Keshet Program is geared at a group of outstanding young people, boys and girls, selected by means of a thorough and rigorous screening process. The participants in the program attend a series of monthly seminars and meetings, held mainly on weekends and school holidays, from the beginning of their junior year until the end of their senior year, at which point the Keshet graduates can continue on to the Tavor pre-military academy (Mechina).
The main objectives of the program are:
- To foster a Jewish-Zionist awareness and identity: To learn about events marking the history of Israel, in ancient times and in the present, and gain familiarity with Jewish texts, philosophers as well as Jewish and Zionist philosophy.
- To strengthen ties to the Land of Israel by walking the land, and to help the participants prepare mentally and morally for meaningful service in the IDF: The program teaches love of the land by hiking, navigating and exploring its paths and landscapes, to help them become familiar not only with the paths themselves, but also with those who walked them before. It develops a broad knowledge base, mental fortitude and outdoor skills through challenging activities and meetings with military personnel, leading pathfinders and studying military history.
- To develop social awareness and leadership skills to become meaningful citizens in Israeli society: The program fosters the development of personal qualities such as modesty, responsibility, joy and striving for excellence, and helps the participants acquire social awareness through volunteer activities and encounters with varied communities and populations.
Learning the Israeli society and the Land of Israel
Developing leadership Skills
Strengening Jewish and Zionist identity
Studying our past so that we can be commited to our future
The privilege of being part of a group of outstanding people