Cultivate the next generation of socially active and intellectual Jewish and Israeli leaders and stablish a cultural dialogue which enables participants to live together and respect one another. Create an “educational laboratory”, which facilitates students’ internal reflection and growth and promotes a connection between each individual and the land of Israel. Prepare each student to ethically serve in any unit of the Israeli army
Mechinat Lachish offers graduates of religious and secular high schools the opportunity to postpone enlisting in the Israeli army and, in turn, dedicate a year of their lives to learning, as well as working the land, social activism and preparation for military service. Mechinat Lachish is a “beit midrash” that creates and presents multiple and varied opinions and encourages its students to carefully consider and observe each and every idea that they encounter.
The purpose of the mechina is to foster the development of socially responsible and well-educated young leaders who are connected to the world and take action to change it. Through the educational framework of the mechina, students grow into tolerant, trusting, educated, loving and empathic young adults who respect themselves and each other. The educational and social experiences of Mechinat Lachish promote personal and social responsibility.