Bnei Akiva Israel Machane

More than just a tour!

Register your interest in our Year 11 and Year 12 Summer programmes in 2021

If you want to BA madrich for Year 11 or Year 12 Israel Machane, please click above

Bnei Akiva Israel Machane is the experience of a lifetime – it’s more than just a tour – and as you’d expect from Bnei Akiva, there’s loads to learn. Even when you don’t realise it, you’ll be soaking up more than just the sun. It’s a unique camp where you’ll see new sights and places, make lots of new friends, see Israel like never before and have the time of your life!

Provisional Dates: Early July 2021 (Year 11), Late August 2021 (Year 12)

FAQ's

Year 11 FAQ's

As you can expect, this is the strangest year ever of planning Israel Machane so we have put together a list of questions you may be thinking:

What has been announced?

On 10th December 2020 we officially announced that we are planning to run Israel Machane in 2021. You can do an initial registration form on our website now to be the first to hear when applications open in early 2021.

Is there any commitment to signing up today?

No, we are just asking for your names and email addresses so we can add you to our interested list. This does not commit you to coming on Israel Machane and there is no cost to do an initial registration today.

Applications for Israel Machane normally open in November, why have applications been pushed back?

Due to the nature of the pandemic, everything this year has been pushed back unfortunately. By signing up to our initial registration list however, we will email you as soon as applications open.

What are the exact dates and price of Israel Machane?

At this time, we can only say that it will take place for three weeks at the beginning of July and the provisional price will be announced when applications open.

What are the chances of Israel Machane going ahead?

We don’t know what the world will look like in July, but we are optimistic and planning to go ahead should the restrictions allow and if it will be safe for the chanichim and madrichim.

Is it safe to run Israel Machane during a global pandemic?

At Bnei Akiva, we take the pandemic extremely seriously and all our events this year have been run either on Zoom or in COVID-secure venues. We cancelled Israel Machane last year due to the restrictions and also as we did not feel it was responsible to take chanichim to Israel at the time. Our policy on safety is still as strict as ever and we will not run Israel Machane unless we are safe and able to do so.

I still have other questions, where can I find out more information?

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected] or call 0208 2019 1319 ext 3.

Year 12 FAQ's

As you can expect, this is the strangest year ever of planning Israel Machane so we have put together a list of questions you may be thinking:

What has been announced?

On 10th December 2020 we officially announced that we are planning to run Israel Machane in 2021. You can do an initial registration form on our website now to be the first to hear when applications open in early 2021.

Is there any commitment to signing up today?

No, we are just asking for your names and email addresses so we can add you to our interested list. This does not commit you to coming on Israel Machane and there is no cost to do an initial registration today.

What are the exact dates and price of Israel Machane?

At this time, we can only say that Israel Machane for Year 12 will take place at the end of August and the provisional price will be announced when applications open. As the trip is shorter than our normal three-week programme, the price will be adjusted accordingly.

Can I be a madrich on Summer Machane AND come on Israel Machane?

Yes! We still really want you all to be madrichim, so we have made sure Israel Machane takes place for two weeks after Summer Machane. There will be no clash and we will also offer special incentives to everyone who is a madrich and comes on Israel Machane. More details to follow!

What are the chances of Israel Machane going ahead?

We don’t know what the world will look like in August, but we are optimistic and planning to go ahead should the restrictions allow and if it will be safe for the chanichim and madrichim.

Is it safe to run Israel Machane during a global pandemic?

At Bnei Akiva, we take the pandemic extremely seriously and all our events this year have been run either on Zoom or in COVID-secure venues. We cancelled Israel Machane last year due to the restrictions and also as we did not feel it was responsible to take chanichim to Israel at the time. Our policy on safety is still as strict as ever and we will not run Israel Machane unless we are safe and able to do so.

I still have other questions, where can I find out more information?

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with us at [email protected] or call 0208 2019 1319 ext 3.

YOU WILL VISIT...

THE GOLAN, THE MERCAZ AND THE NEGEV

Witness the breathtaking views of the North during a Kinneret boat ride, discover the mystical secrets of Tzfat, splash your way through water tiyulim, kayak down the River Jordan, and spend time on a Kibbutz.

Visit Jerusalem, seeing important sites, ancient and modern – from the Old City to Yad Vashem, Har Herzl and more. In Tel Aviv you’ll take in the Hall of Independence, Rabin Square and experience the culture of this vibrant city.

Learn about David Ben-Gurion and his dream for the Negev. Float on the Dead Sea, climb Masada, sleep under the stars in the Negev desert and take in the beautiful scenery of Ein Gedi.

Bnei Akiva gratefully appreciates the generous support of the Danielle and Michael Gross Bursaries provided through UJIA

UJIA Israel Experience is organised by the Jewish Agency for Israel and supported by UJIA.

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