Limmud is a Co-ed, experiential, 9-month study and Israel immersion program for the Southern Hemisphere. The program aims to develop 5 circles of “identity” including: Jewish, Zionist, Spiritual, Communal & Personal. Within this framework, participants spend time at Yeshiva/Midrasha, and experience Israel with a wide array of activities and educational modules, as well as a meaningful journey to Poland. Limmud culminates with a 3-month collaborative with our Mechina Olamit, together with Israelis, and participants from the Northern Hemisphere.
This week we started the Kibbutz period of Limmud. The group has settled in Ein HaNatziv, are learning Hebrew, working hard, and having fun as they become a united group.
The day on Kibbutz starts off with an early wake-up, davening, and breakfast. Then everyone goes to their Work around the Kibbutz. Work on the kibbutz includes gardening, landscaping, working in the fields, working with the animals and with the children in preschool. After work, everyone meets at the Kibbutz Lunch room and has lunch together. Then there is a break and they meet up again for Ulpan. The group has been divided into two, based on their level of Hebrew. This allows everyone to have a real Ulpan experience and to progress at their own pace. In the evenings they cook dinner, have sessions with guest speakers and enjoy different activities.
One of the things we have on Limmud is committees. Each chanich is assigned to a committee and throughout the year, the committee members are responsible for different things. We believe that in this way, the group gains responsibility, takes initiative and makes their own decisions. We have committees throughout the entire year, and we change them up for each period depending on the needs and requests. Our committees for Kibbutz are: Food, Beit Midrash, Birthdays, Vibes, Shabbat and Sports.
In the beginning of the week, each chanich was assigned a committee and all committees have been working and adding to the group experience.
We are looking forward to another exciting week!
We have some special events planned- meeting with a group of Israelis from an Israeli Mechina, taking part in a Kibbutz carnival and more.
We will update and share as the week goes on.
Wishing you all a Shavua-Tov,