Updated: Sep 19, 2022
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 the groups swapped, those who worked on the kibbutz last week had Ulpan, and those who had Ulpan got their hands dirty working in the field, with the cows, at the preschool, and more. We also started signing up for the Jerusalem marathon on March 25th. The chanichim will be running and raising money for World Bnei Akiva alongside all the other program participants, staff and volunteers.
On Tuesday they had a class with Miriam on Tefilla, specifically The Amida (Shemona Esrei). They learned the meaning behind it, what each bracha is talking about - gratefulness and thankfulness. They took the time to think about what the brachot meant to them, what they are grateful and thankful for.
On Wednesday they met with Limmud Bogrim (alumni) to receive the view of Limmud from those who had gone through the process. They spoke about the potential of the year and how it's in the chanichim’s hands to grasp the experience they have laid out before them and make the best of it. This brought them to split up into Va’adot (committees) to allow them to truly focus on taking certain aspects of their year, starting now, to greater heights. It was amazing to hear that they took the initiative to do this on their own. It goes to show what a solid group they have and are becoming.
Yesterday the chanichim got to help run and participate in Ein Hanatziv’s annual Tzedakah Fair for Rosh Chodesh Adar. They took part in the happiness and excitement manning booths and running games for the community. The group is really becoming a part of the Kibbutz atmosphere, community, and life.
This Shabbat will be their first together on Kibbutz with various Divrei Torah, a shiur with the mads, a tochnit run by the chanichim themselves, and of course - a great Tisch!