מילה מראש המכינה

מועמד/ת יקר/ה  שלום רב,

“רוחב הבסיס קובע את גובה הפסגה” אמר יצחק שדה, מייסד הפלמ”ח, ובמשפט זה סיכם עבורנו גם את תמצית מהותה של המכינה. קל לנו מאד לרצות לרוץ קדימה, אבל בעצם לאן? בשתיים עשרה השנים שמאחוריכם בבית הספר ובתיכון לא בחרתם להיות וגם בצבא לא בוחרים לשרת. בשנה הזו, שנת המכינה שלפני הצבא, עומדת בפניכם היכולת לבחור – לקחת את מושכות חייכם בידיים, לעצור לרגע ולהחליט, לפני הדהרה, לאן אתם רוצים להגיע ולא פחות חשוב איך?

  • איזה סוג של ערכים ילוו אתכם בכל זמן ובכל מקום?
  • מה יהיה טיבו של מעגל החברים שילווה אתכם בחייכם?
  • מי יהיו דמויות וסיפורי המופת שינחו את דרככם?
  • על מה תתפשרו ועל מה תילחמו?

שלושה ערכים מובילים אותנו במכינת תבור:

בהצלחה,
עמיחי שיקלי, ראש מכינת תבור

What is Required from Tavor Students

Founded in 2010, the Machina operates based on the perception that a small group of outstanding young men and women that share a sense of purpose and motivation has the power to do things that exceed the imagination, both in terms of society as well as in terms of Nazareth Illit, the Mechina’s hometown. That is why the preparatory program spares no effort in identifying and screening candidates for the Mechina in the belief that it is the quality of people in the group that will determine the quality of the activities in the city and the span of its impact in the future – i.e. the integration of the graduates through the ranks of commanders and officers in the core of the IDF, and subsequently, their impact on the centers of influence and decision-making in the State of Israel. During the ten months of the preparatory program’s activities, the trainees are expected to meet very high personal and group standards, and demonstrate a high level of personal norms in terms of values, with an emphasis on comradeship, maturity, initiative and self-discipline. The ability to function under pressure: The preparatory program works under a very tight schedule, commencing with physical training in the early morning hours, through varied learning activities, social activism and much more until late in the evening. Responsibility and thoroughness: The trainees are assigned arduous tasks, particularly in the area of social activism. The Tavor trainee’s responsibility is to lead other teenagers and children in a variety of activities, including in the field without the senior staff; they are required to work with at-risk youth and be full partners in managing the daily life of the preparatory program and to promote it, in various aspects, in small teams selected at the beginning of the academic year, run independently by the trainees. Energy and motivation: We consider a high level of energy to be a foundation for leadership and seek individuals who view obstacles as an opportunity, people who are not easily discouraged. Tavor trainees are individuals able to promote significant social initiatives in cities such as Nazareth Illit, and who are candidates to become excellent future commanders and leaders. We, at Tavor, challenge and hone the leadership abilities of each trainee at the Mechina, and create a cohesive and supportive group that will become a major link in a long successful chain consisting of Tavor graduates. If you meet the above criteria, we would be happy to see you among the Mechina candidates.

We at Tavor challenge and sharpen the leadership abilities of each one of our enrollees at the Mechina, during which a cohesive and supportive group is formed that will become an addiction link in the long, successful chain consisting of the Tavor graduates.

If you meet the criteria above, we will be glad to see you among the candidates of the Mechina.

A Day at Tavor

The Mechina’s Staff

  • Amichai Chikli

    Amichai Chikli

    CEO and head of the Tavor Leadership academy (Mechina): Amichai Chikli, 34, married to Hadas, father of Jonathan and Noga, lives in Kibbutz Hanaton. After nine years of military service, at the end of which he served as a company commander of the Egoz Special Forces Unit, Amichai decided to turn to education and established the Tavor Pre-Military Academy. Amichai has an MA in diplomacy and security studies from Tel Aviv University, and a BA in Middle Eastern studies from the University of Haifa, with honors. In his army reserve service, Amichai serves as a company commander in one of the IDF’s elite units, with the rank of major. Leeba film: Forming Identity – Amichai Chikli

  • Amit Deri

    Amit Deri

    Director of the Tavor Pre-Military Academy (Mechina): Amit Dari, 31, married to Danielle and father of Uriah, lives in Poriya. After nine years of service in the IDF, at the end of which he served as a company commander in the Infantry Commanders Academy, Amit currently serves in the reserves as a company commander in the Judea Brigade. Amit has a BA with honors in political science from the University of Haifa and is currently a student of civil engineering at the Technion.

  • Amir Lis

    Amir Lis

    Graduates Coordinator: Amir Liss, 23, lives in Pardessia and is a graduate of Tavor’s second cohort. During his high school years at the Dror Educational Campus, he served as chairperson of Padessia’s youth council and as a guide in the Scouts Movement, for which he was given a special commendation as the outstanding scout for the central district by the Ministry of Education. During his military service, he served as a medic in the Medical Corps, and at the same time, as a volunteer at the youth center of Kfar Hess.

  • Carmel Kahn

    Carmel Kahn

    Social Involvement Coordinator: Carmel Kahn, 26, is married to Itay, lives in Mitzpe Netofa and has a BA in social work from Bar-Ilan University. During her national service, Carmel worked with at-risk youth and served as a youth coordinator in the municipal youth department of Kiryat Motzkin. As part of her practical training, Carmel set up a “Wandering Café” that creates encounters between youth and marginalized populations (people living in hostels, old-age homes, etc.), and over the years she also volunteered in a number of NGOs, including Simcha La-Yeled (Joy for a Child), as well as in the Shachen Tov (Good Neighbor) benevolent association.

  • Emanuel Schnittke

    Emanuel Schnittke

    guide. He Kibbutz Kfar Etzion and graduate in the preparatory Tavor. While a student in high school played Emmanuel variety of roles in teaching for the camp, "Ilan" children with special needs held annually grouping, and after high school he joined the Preparatory Tavor and was among the founders and leading project "solid" about building a sense of identity values and encouraging social engagement among youth leads Nazareth. Emanuel served as a warrior elite paratrooper unit and attended, among others, the operation "mass return" to locate the abducted boys deer, Naphtali and age-up and the fighting in Gaza during Operation "a rock".

  • Noa Porat

    Noa Porat

    An instructor. 22 Mazkeret Batya, is a graduate of the pre-military Upper Galilee village president. She served Noa headquarters of the first phase of a pilot course for flight school ("mcin"). During the service, accompanied by members step transaction, as well as the construction schedule to the soldiers, and took part in programs involving basic training, focusing on educational content and rich.

מרצים קבועים

סגל מאמנים

Curriculum

Basic courses at Tavor - Core studies

  • Zionism

    Zionism

    Security and defense history of the State of Israel, Zionism's documents, Zionism and leadership.

  • Judaism

    Judaism

    Basic concepts, leadership in the Bible, Judaism, current events, and more.

  • General Studies

    General Studies

    Political science, Communications, Middle East studies, general philosophy and psychology. Mapping of sectors and controversies in Israeli society.

  • Field trips and seminars (examples)

    Field trips and seminars (examples)

    Commanders seminar- consists of meeting with military commanders and various lectures on leadership. Decision making seminar, rhetoric seminar, field trip to the North along the Lebanese border, field trip to Gaza Envelope region, field trip to the Orthodox Quarter of Bnei Brak and various other regions in the country, meeting with different components of the Israeli society.

Programs and themed weeks at the Mechina

  • Israeli Arab Society week

    Israeli Arab Society week

    an introductory week for country’s largest minority populations: Muslims, Christians, Bedouins, and Druze. This week includes tours in relevant towns and villages, touring the Arab quarters of Nazareth, meetings and discussions with public figures, parliament members and key figures coming from these sectors.

  • De-legitimization and Diplomacy week

    De-legitimization and Diplomacy week

    Exposure to the growing efforts of the de-legitimizion of Israel around the world, meeting with Dr. Yoaz Hendel, who served as head of public relations at the Prime Minister’s Office, as well as with Foreign Ministry’s content experts, media professionals and voluntary organizations.

  • Education and Society Week

    Education and Society Week

    designed for discussing issues of education, educational initiatives, and social entrepreneurship. This week includes meetings with heads of charity and social organizations, prominent educators and more.

  • Defense and Foreign Affairs week

    Defense and Foreign Affairs week

    during which our students discuss major issues of Israel’s foreign relations as well as geopolitical processes, such as: The Iranian threat, the Arab Spring, Israel-Turkey relations, Israel-US relations, the battle against terrorism, export of military technologies etc. Meetings are held with senior “Mossad” and “Shin Bet” agents, a field trip to military industries, meeting the former Israeli consul in the US Mr. Yoram Ettinger and more. The purpose of this week to provide the trainees with basic ideas in each of the core issues described above, so that they can better understand the political and security situation in which Israel operates.

  • Jerusalem Program

    Jerusalem Program

    a series beginning with a hike starting at Latroun and going up to Mount Herzl, following the footsteps of the Independence War of 1948. The program consists of a week of tours in the City of Jerusalem, including a variety of city tours, experiencing archaeological excavations, and meeting with prominent figures of the city.

Schedules

  • Annual Activity Plan

  • Schedule for the Israeli Democracy week

  • Schedule for the Foreign Affairs and Defense week

  • Schedule for the Arab Society in Israel week