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‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
TAVOR - Academy for Social Leadership
“Very seldom in the history of our
nation has so much been in the
hands of a single generation.
It is in our hands to reli...
In Israel we are currently facing a great challenge. The Zionist identity of our people
in general and our future leaders ...
4
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Influencing deep social processes in the Israeli society
through shaping the future secular l...
5 TAVOR | 2014
“Zionism is our return to Judaism
even before we return to the
land of the Jews.”
Herzl’s speech at the Fir...
6
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Jewish
Spirit
Past
Social
Activism
Liberal
Arts
Future
Love for the
Land of Israel
Leader
The...
7 TAVOR | 2014
Past and Future
While we feel that some parts of the Israeli society
(such as the ultra-orthodox) have take...
8
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
The Pyramid on the next page comprehensively outlines
the various programs the organization w...
TAVOR | 20149
28-35
22-27
17-18
19
Near future
Running program
2015 & Up
Tavor
Fellowship
program
Israel
path
Tavor Mechin...
10
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Background:
The Keshet program is unique by being the only one
managed by a “mechina” (TAVOR...
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‫מסלול‬
‫מצטיין‬ ‫לנוער‬ ‫ושליחות‬ ‫זהות‬ ‫תכנית‬
TAVOR | 2014
Objectives:
Developing
a leader’s
personality
Cultivatin...
12
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Janusz Korczak
“those who care for the days to come 	
			 sow wheat, those who care for the
...
TAVOR | 201413
David Ben Gurion
“In Israel ,in order
			 to be realisic you must
believe in
				miracles”
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‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
The Tavor Academy was established in 2010 in the Galilee
city of ...
TAVOR | 201415
Excellence
Happiness
Love of Israel
Three central values
instruct the academy’s activities
High standards i...
16
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Curriculum Structure
The academy curriculum is built around three main content areas: identi...
TAVOR | 201417
Example of a bi-monthly Gantt project schedule
Galilee-Golan Heights
course
Economics WeekGreece and Rome W...
18
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
The program’s educational goals:
1.	 Strengthening the Jewish-Zionist identity and values as...
TAVOR | 201419
Rationale
This program consists of 20 participants each cycle (3 cycles
each year, 60 participants in total...
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‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Rationale
The project is the joint initiative of the Tavor “mechina” and
the Defense-Social ...
TAVOR | 201421
Rationale
This program is aimed for an exclusive group of students in
their final year who possess high int...
22
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Predicted (direct) Influence by numbers
In this chart we will present the development of inf...
TAVOR | 201423
Budget (NIS)
Year Keshet Tavor
mechina
Second
Branch
Olim
Mini
mechina
The Israeli
path +
student
cells
Alu...
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‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Amichai Chikli, Academy Chief, Major (res.)
Aged 33, married to Hadas and father to Yonaton,...
TAVOR | 201425
Management Committee
•	 Lt. Col. (res.) Lior Peleg, Chairman of the Management
Committee – A retired IDF of...
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‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
Led by a strong moral motivation and by our Israeli-Jewish spirit and
values we believe that...
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The Tavor Academy would like to thank
•	 Israel Ministry of defense
•	 Israel Ministry of education
•	 World Zionist or...
‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Telefax: 04-6564208 | www.tavor-leadership.org.il | tavor2010@netvision.net.il
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  1. 1. ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ TAVOR - Academy for Social Leadership
  2. 2. “Very seldom in the history of our nation has so much been in the hands of a single generation. It is in our hands to relinquish our generations legacy or to enrich it.” Abraham Joshua Heshel
  3. 3. In Israel we are currently facing a great challenge. The Zionist identity of our people in general and our future leaders in particular has become weak, directionless, and unable to sustain Israel’s core essence; its soul. A silent majority and its leaders have grown less and less interested in the Israeli society as a whole, its history, morality and its Jewish spirit. we have decided to actively change the direction we are heading in. We strongly believe that there is a need to continue what Ben-Gurion had begun but was unable to complete. A vision of an outstanding Jewish society linked to its own Jewish heritage, collective history and spirit. One which looks forward to a positive fulfilment of its own future based on liberal and democratic grounds, as a people in their land. For this reason we have created our organization. We are focusing on the elite secular youth of the Israeli society that have a great potential to become tomorrow’s leaders. By guiding, teaching and leading them for a long period of time we believe that they will ignite their Zionist ember and will lead the Jewish state once again. The organization was established in 2010 as a pre-army academy in Upper Nazareth, since then it has grown and developed into so much more, now including a range of educational programs. ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬
  4. 4. 4 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Influencing deep social processes in the Israeli society through shaping the future secular leadership. This will be achieved by: • Reinforcing the notion of Israel as the democratic state of the Jewish nation. • Taking an active role in the development of Israel as the spiritual and cultural center of the Jewish nation. • “limud” in order to do and act, in the here and now. • Educating with “Ahavat Hinam”, which means to be with free or undemanding love. Vision Mission Cultivating a new generation of Zionist leaders who are driven by a sense of vocation for Israel’s future, based on a meaningful Jewish identity, intellectual depth and moral courage.
  5. 5. 5 TAVOR | 2014 “Zionism is our return to Judaism even before we return to the land of the Jews.” Herzl’s speech at the First Zionist Congress in Basel 1897 “We want to create an independent life with its unique portrait and character. For, the creation of true and original forms of life with a national image and expression, it is most necessary to take the matter which these creations will comprise, from the fundamental elements of ancient life forms.” Hayim Nahman Bialik “These expressions (of heroism) begin and end with spirit. The achievements of our fighters not in iron rutted, but in their notion of higher mission, in their knowledge of the righteousness of our path, in the deep love to our nation and in the realization of the difficulty of their task – to ensure the existence of a nation in its home land, to maintain, even at the price of their own lives, the Israeli nation’s right to live its life on its land.” Yitzhak Rabin’s speech at the end of the 1967 war
  6. 6. 6 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Jewish Spirit Past Social Activism Liberal Arts Future Love for the Land of Israel Leader The Star of David represented here mirrors our philosophy and it serves as the moral and spiritual compass of the organisation. It represents what we seek to develop and nurture in our participants on their way to becoming tomorrow’s leaders. In every educational program we create, our core values and the star is present. Our Core Values
  7. 7. 7 TAVOR | 2014 Past and Future While we feel that some parts of the Israeli society (such as the ultra-orthodox) have taken over the ‘past’ of Judaism in many aspects such as religion and culture. The other aspects, mostly the secular ones, took over the ‘future’ e.g., education, technology. Each group took either the future or the past but neglected almost entirely the other one. As Ahad Ha’am pointed out, a nation cannot exist without its link to the past, however it cannot flourish without its ‘sense of will’; its future. ‘The being of a nation’ says Ahad ha’am ‘based and grounded in the past’ and ‘its edge is as far as its future goes’. Social Activism & Liberal Arts We promote two other components that have to be apart of our leaders; Knowing and doing. General knowledge and wisdom (liberal arts) such as western thought of philosophy, economy, liberalism are crucial. However, we believe it is not enough just to know, and therefore most of our programs have focus on being socially active as well. In other words to choose to go back to Plato’s cave and to help others who are in need. Jewish Spirit & The Love for the Land of Israel The head of the star is marked by the spirit: the ‘legs’ represent the love for the land. We teach our students that these components are inseparable. On the one hand, developing a Jewish spirit which consists of deep knowledge and love to our culture, people, morals, norms and wisdom, and on the other hand,nurturing their love of the land. We hike, we tour, and we sleep on the ground of our Fathers, breathing the same air our forefathers did. We believe that only by combining the two, can a person integrate his Jewish- Israeli identity and feel whole once again. “a Jewish state and not merely a state of Jews” “man is the reflection of his homeland’s scenery” Ahad Ha’am
  8. 8. 8 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ The Pyramid on the next page comprehensively outlines the various programs the organization wishes to develop in light of our vision. The first program (Keshet) developed is aimed at the ages of 16-18. The Keshet program has a total of 80-100 participants (40-50 each grade 11th and 12th) and is running since Nov’ 13. Following these programs, our hope is that most participants (ages 18-19, 40 participants) will continue to Tavor’s Mechina (which has already been running for 4 years) and/or to the other branch (that might open in 2015 and includes an additional 40 participants). Following the army service about 60 participants (each year) will join the ‘Israeli path’ program (end of 2014, 3 cycles of 20 participants). Our goal is that after the ‘Israeli path’ the participantswilljointhestudentprogram.Finally,weareforming agraduateadultprogramforourparticipantswhichwillconsistof ourgraduatesandotheryoungleadersfromothersocialsectors. Through these programs we aim to (about 12 years) influence Israeli society in the long-term with different degrees of intensity. Moreover, we are putting a lot of effort into building a network and ‘family’ oriented structure to maintain a healthy and strong connection between the different programs and between the graduates of the Mechina. The programs pyramid macro analysis
  9. 9. TAVOR | 20149 28-35 22-27 17-18 19 Near future Running program 2015 & Up Tavor Fellowship program Israel path Tavor Mechina Nazareth illit Keshet program Olim L’Tavor Tavor alumni’s Beit midrash Student Program Second Branch Tavor Mechina Fourty students that are living, studying, hiking, leading and developing themselves as well as helping needy youth for ten months in Nazareth illit (program runs for 4 years already). “Olim L’Tavor” Mini mechina - lone soldiers three weeks mechina experience for 32 Olim this year (started in the summer of 2012). Keshet A two year pre-mechina based on long-weekend seminars (5-7 per year) between 40 to 80 participants each year. Keshet is designed to ignite and inspire a hunger for knowledge, social activism and quest for identity among this youth and to revive their Zionist spark within. Israel Path This program consists of 20 participants each cycle (3 cycles each year, 60 participants in total) after their army service. They will plan 3 month educational hikes along Israel, while meeting different people living in Israel and learning about the country’s problem from the source The students live, learn and study while walking Israel’s landscapes. Student Program This program is for an exclusive group of students in their final year, who possess high intellectual abilities and have shown they have the skills and ability to be future leaders. The program will deal with the philosophical and current issues of the country and how the two are interconnected. Tavor alumni’s Beit midrash Based on a short study day from Thursday evening until Friday morning, the program is meant for graduates in their twenties who have joined the work force or have begun their studies. It will take place in the center of the country (planned for 2015). Second Branch A second branch for the mechina hopefully will open in September 2015.
  10. 10. 10 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Background: The Keshet program is unique by being the only one managed by a “mechina” (TAVOR). Above all, its goal is to bolster an elite youth group. One which shall excel and hold a substantial leadership potential. Keshet program (11th and 12th grade) – a two year pre-mechina based on long-weekend seminars for 40- 80 participants each year. Keshet is designed to ignite and inspire a hunger for knowledge, social activism and quest for identity among the youth and to revive their Zionist spark. By doing so we will be able to deepen the educational impact of the mechina and to create a three year educational process. The program was launched on the 28th of November 2013.Its goal is to instil a foundation of essential Jewish-Zionist knowledge and education alongside developing leadership skills. Keshet program Rationale: Recruitment of an elite youth group through high demands and a thorough screening and sorting stage.At first, 40-80 teenagers (boys and girls) from each age group. These groups are trained at bi-monthly seminars which are held on weekends (Thursday to Saturday). The seminar is mixed with physical and mental activities such as hiking, touring, navigating, rappelling, studying and learning with professionals of different fields. 16-18 100 10 Months 2 300K NIS active
  11. 11. 11 ‫מסלול‬ ‫מצטיין‬ ‫לנוער‬ ‫ושליחות‬ ‫זהות‬ ‫תכנית‬ TAVOR | 2014 Objectives: Developing a leader’s personality Cultivating an Israeli- Jewish-Zionist awareness Strengthening the connection to the country “through the feet” • Instilling the crucial virtues particularly: humility, happiness, caring, equanimity, determination and excellence. • Nurturing deep social awareness through exposure to the Israeli society and the challenges it faces. • Personal tutoring and guidance throughout the program for self improvement and strengthening. • Expertise within the designing events of the Israeli nation throughout both old and new eras. • the pupil will see him or herself as a link in the chain of generations. • Our pupils will be confronted with questions of identity and belonging which are at the core of our life in the state of Israel. creating values and mental readiness for a substantial service in the I.D.F. • Our participants will love and know how to hike the country, not only knowing the paths, but also those who walked previously. • Basic navigational skills. • Personal guidance and assistance through the draft stages.
  12. 12. 12 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Janusz Korczak “those who care for the days to come sow wheat, those who care for the years to come plant trees those who care for the generations educate people”
  13. 13. TAVOR | 201413 David Ben Gurion “In Israel ,in order to be realisic you must believe in miracles”
  14. 14. 14 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ The Tavor Academy was established in 2010 in the Galilee city of Upper Nazareth at the initiative of the municipality and several young social activists. It was formed to achieve two main goals: 1) development of Jewish-Zionist identity among secular youth in Israel as a mechanism for generating a feeling of mission among this sector; and 2) strengthening the social fabric of Upper Nazareth. The “mechina” year provides a rich and robust educational path, which, we belive should be continued by a multiyear one. As Yitzhak Sade once said: “as the width of the base, so is the height if the summit.” The Tavor Midrasha selects 45 students out of 500 annually. Its graduates integrate into the I.D.F. fighting units and other core positions. The majority take the route of commanding service. The Character of the Academy The academy combines an engrossing learning experience with intensive volunteering experience in the city and thorough preparation for meaningful service in the IDF. The curriculum includes a wide variety of subjects, with an emphasis on Zionism, Judaism, and Israeli society in all its diversity. Each week academy participants volunteer in over ten social action programs run by the academy involving hundreds of children and teenagers in the city: youth movements, clubhouses for at-risk children and teenagers, leadership programs, army preparation, and more. All of the projects are conducted under the guidance of professionals; the academy’s social involvement coordinator oversees all of the activities. In order to generate maximum impact, the academy makes a concerted effort to find candidates with leadership potential. Our point of departure is that deep-seated influence on a small elite group with high leadership potential will lead to an exponential increase in that influence in the future. The high quality of participants is also the key to the success of the various social action programs in Upper Nazareth. In July 2012, the Avi-Chai Fund, which finances dozens of pre-army academies in Israel, published a survey that examined various parameters in the education programs offered at the academies. Over 1,000 academy attendees participated in the survey, and the findings shed light on the atmosphere at the Tavor Academy, as follows: Sphere of Contribution Tavor Academy All academies Preparation for military service 100% 72% Motivation for meaningful military service 97% 87% Motivation to take part in community action 94% 83% Participants intending to join the officer trajectory Tavor Academy All academies Number of participants (both male and female) planning to join the officers corps 100% 83% Mechinat tavor 1-2 2-4M NIS Active18-19 45-90 10 Months
  15. 15. TAVOR | 201415 Excellence Happiness Love of Israel Three central values instruct the academy’s activities High standards in all aspects of activities, the importance of attention to detail, and professional behaviour. The basis for effective leadership stimulates inspiration and is the trait that makes possible the ability to consider every obstacle a challenge. The mechanism that moves all of the cogs in the wheel, the desire to do good for both the people of Israel and the State of Israel.
  16. 16. 16 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Curriculum Structure The academy curriculum is built around three main content areas: identification, society and the nation, and expanding horizons. The schedule of week-long courses in the academy revolve around the three content areas mentioned above, with each week devoted to one sub-topic related to one of the main content areas. These short courses involve study trips, outside lectures, peer-taught lessons, documentary films, discussions, debates, and staff lessons. Concurrently, the regular courses basic to the curriculum continue throughout the year: history of the State of Israel, Judaism, Zionism, leadership, and preparation for command positions in the IDF. The continuity is interrupted every six weeks for a field training period or an extended field trip in some part of the country.
  17. 17. TAVOR | 201417 Example of a bi-monthly Gantt project schedule Galilee-Golan Heights course Economics WeekGreece and Rome WeekBirth of a Nation Week Field courseSociety and nation content area Expanding horizons content area Identification content area The New Middle East Week Judaism-Democracy Week Effective Leadership Week Destruction of the Temple and the Jewish Rebellion Week Society and nation content area Society and nation content area Expanding horizons content area Identification content area Example of a schedule for a week-long sub-topic Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 06:20 Sunrise lesson 6:20 Sunrise lesson 6:00 Trip to the IDF Tactical Command College 08:00 Sunrise lesson 06:20 Sunrise lesson 7:00 Cleaning06:40 Sports instruction: 5 km run 06:40 Sports instruction: soccer 06:40 Timed run 8:30 Breakfast Deployment Breakfast Coffee and summary of the week’s activities 9:45 Visit to combat squadron at the Ramat David air force base 9:15 Israel's Security System Lt. Col. (res.) Lior Peleg 9:00 Combat Leadership Lt. Col. Gidon Sharav, deputy commander of the college 9:00 Advances and Changes in the Character of the IDF Major Gen. (res.) Amiram Levine 9:15 Amir Bohbot, military correspondent for channel 2 The Media and Security 10:00 Shabbat Shalom 11:15 Political Echelon- Military Relations Lt. Col. (res.) Lior Peleg 11:00 The Israeli- Palestinian Conflict Col. (res.) Shaul Arieli 11:00 The Hamas Movement Prof. David Bokai 11:00 The Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Knesset Member Moshe Matlon 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Committee meetings Projects Period 13:15 The Iranian Threat Peer-taught lesson Projects Period 14:00 Debate preparation 15:00 Fighting Terror Lecture by Eli Tor Paz, former senior officer in the General Security Service 15:00 The Military and Society Professor Udi Laval 16:00 Israeli-American Relations Peer-taught Lesson 17:00 Project preparation unit 18:00 Challenges and Opportunities in Israel’s Foreign Affairs Dr. Eran Lerman, Deputy Chief, National Security Council 17:00 The Defensive Wall Campaign (Homat Barzel) Colonel (res.) Yossi Adiri, former commander of the Shomron Brigade 18:30 Dinner 20:00 Dinner 20:30 Dinner at Nitzan’s house 20:00 Dinner 18:30 Dinner 20:00 Krav Maga 20:30 Debate preparation 20:30-22:00 Debate preparation 20:00 Debate: Disengagement from Gaza 21:30 End of schedule 22:00 End of Schedule 22:00 End of Schedule 22:00 End of Schedule
  18. 18. 18 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ The program’s educational goals: 1. Strengthening the Jewish-Zionist identity and values as a stable source for leadership and social involvement. 2. Development of leadership skills and social initiative through practical experience. 3. Professional and mental preparation for integration into IDF’s commanding positions. Identity, sense of belonging, knowing that we are all part of a long chain; these are all conditions for the existence of a social conscience, which is necessary for the existence of a state, any state but especially the state of Israel. Philosopher Ernest Renan wrote: “The existence of a nation is a daily plebiscite”. Our goal is to ensure that the young generation will tie its life with the story of the Jewish people and the state of Israel. The program’s social activity goals: 1. Developing young local leaders through the establishment of quality voluntary work. 2. Encouragement of youth enlistment into the IDF for a service that will be meaningful. 3. Strengthening values and educational weak points in the city. In the Tavor Mechina, social involvement is the pillar of our enterprise; our goal is to strengthen the city’s social integrity. Throughout various social projects that are run by our pupils, in which there are approximately 300 children and teenagers. In Upper Nazareth there are 50,000 residents and it is a geographical and social periphery. The mixture of the socio-economic weak population requires a unique social effort to ensure the city’s development continues. Although we are unable to build a high-tech park, we are able to revolutionize the city socially and educationally. Tavor Graduates Officer course “The most important thing I understood in Tavor is that I do not have to wear a Kippa (yarmulke) in order to be a Jewish”   3 6 3 5 33 3 88 44 7 5 12 5 8 2 3 ‫לוחמים‬‫וסיירות‬ ‫עילית‬‫אמ"ן‬‫והדרכה‬ ‫חינוך‬‫מבצעי‬‫אחר‬ ‫יחידות‬ ‫פילוח‬ ‫א‬ ‫ב‬ ‫ג‬ 13% 26% 13% 22% 13%13% 8% 24%24% 12%12% 20% 14% 35% 14% 23% 6% 8% ‫לוחמים‬‫וסיירות‬ ‫עילית‬‫אמ"ן‬‫והדרכה‬ ‫חינוך‬‫מבצעי‬‫אחר‬ ‫באחוזים‬ ‫יחידות‬ ‫פילוח‬ ‫א‬ ‫ב‬ ‫ג‬ FighthersEliteMilitary Intelligence EducationOperationalOther 1st 2nd 3rd 3 6 3 5 33 3 88 44 7 5 12 5 8 2 3 ‫לוחמים‬‫וסיירות‬ ‫עילית‬‫אמ"ן‬‫והדרכה‬ ‫חינוך‬‫מבצעי‬‫אחר‬ ‫יחידות‬ ‫פילוח‬ ‫א‬ ‫ב‬ ‫ג‬ 26% 24%24% 35% ‫באחוזים‬ ‫יחידות‬ ‫פילוח‬ ‫א‬ ‫ב‬ ‫ג‬ FighthersEliteMilitary Intelligence EducationOperationalOther Army Units - graduates’ cycle Percentage of Tavor’s graduates that are officers or about to become 1st 2nd 3rd Army Units - graduates’ cycle 1st cycle2nd cycle3rd cycle 41% 38% 43%
  19. 19. TAVOR | 201419 Rationale This program consists of 20 participants each cycle (3 cycles each year, 60 participants in total) after their army service. A Minimum of 5 Tavor graduates in each group join the Mechina as interns for a month. In this month they will plan 3 month educational hikes through Israel, while meeting different people from the Israeli society and studying the country’s problems by foot. This unique program is a type of post army mini mechina which takes place through mobility. Happens in movement. The students live, learn and study throughout, while walking Israel’s landscapes. We think that there is no better way to deeply understand our nation’s challenges than by visiting them by foot with an open heart. Program objectives • Enhancing the connection to the country and the people by walking through the paths. • A thorough acquaintance with those who walked these paths and with those who are designing the future ones. • Knowledge of the present Israel- challenges and the persons leading change. • Enhancement and refreshment of the Tavor values after the army period. • Reinforcing Efficacy and Creativity by planning a designing the program. tHE ISRAELi PATH 20-25 60 3-4 Months 3-4 100k NIS Not Active
  20. 20. 20 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Rationale The project is the joint initiative of the Tavor “mechina” and the Defense-Social department at the Ministry of Defense. The objective is to grant the immigrants who chose to make “Aliya” and recruit to the I.D.F., a short, three week mechina in preparation for their military service. It is out of pure logic that if a Sabre, native Israeli would benefit from a course, the immigrant would undoubtedly do so as well. The program is abundant in diverse activities such as navigations, battle heritage stories, classes, extreme excursions and more. Program objectives • Gratitude- to the “Olim” for their choice to tie their destiny with that of the Israeli state and the I.D.F. • Friends- creating an initial circle of Israeli friends through the graduates of the mechina. • Strengthening the “WHY?”- strengthening the Jewish- Zionist identity of the immigrants. • Softening the blow of induction to the I.D.F. OLIM L’TaVOR Yoram Taharlev- the song “Zell ve Mey Be’er” (shadow and well water). 18-24 40 3 Weeks 1 150K NIS active “Any one who comes here is our brother”
  21. 21. TAVOR | 201421 Rationale This program is aimed for an exclusive group of students in their final year who possess high intellectual abilities and proven leadership skills. The core of students will be formed by the Tavor graduates and the others will be selected through a special screening process. The program is not essentially academic, but will coordinate with the academic year. The program will deal with philosophical, historical, national and current issues and the connection between all of them. The participants of the program will receive a scholarship. Program objectives 1. Deepening knowledge required for leadership in Israel, for example: • History of the Jewish people and of the state of Israel • The different identities within Israel • Israel today – familiarizing with the social and political issues in Israel 2. Formalizing an opinion on the current affairs in Israel 3. Strengthening and helping to crystalize the Israeli and Jewish identity of the participants 4. Creating a social network of outstanding people as agents of change 5. Putting theory into practice 6. Learning how to lead within the student framework 7. Developing and leading a social initiative (as the last part of the program) 8. Duration, structure and frequency of the program 9. The program’s meetings will be held once a week every Thursday (full day). Every meeting will deal with a specific topic from the topic list. There will be 24 meetings during the year. student program 22-25 40 10 Months 1 600K NIS Not Active
  22. 22. 22 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Predicted (direct) Influence by numbers In this chart we will present the development of influence measured by number of people in the different programs. The chart focuses only on the long term educational course of action. All programs     0 500 1000 1500 2000 2500 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Jerusalem path 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Alumni program Student program The Israeli path Olim mini- mechina Second branch Tavor Mechina Keshet Numbers about the Organization
  23. 23. TAVOR | 201423 Budget (NIS) Year Keshet Tavor mechina Second Branch Olim Mini mechina The Israeli path + student cells Alumni program Organization budget 2010 - 11 - 1.3 - - - - 1.3m 2011 - 12 - 1.5 - - - - 1.5m 2012 - 13 - 2 - 0.15 - - 2m 2013 - 14 0.2* 2.45 - 0.15 - - 2.8m 2014 - 15 0.5 3.55 - 0.15 - - 4.2m 2015 -16 0.5 3.6 - 0.15 0.4 ? 4.65m 2016 - 17 0.5 3.6 2.0 0.15 0.4 ? 6.95m Budget (M)
  24. 24. 24 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Amichai Chikli, Academy Chief, Major (res.) Aged 33, married to Hadas and father to Yonaton, Chikli lives in Moshav Beit She’arim. After nine years of army service, culminating in the command of an Egoz Reconnaissance Unit platoon, he decided to change course and join the world of educational social action, founding the Tavor Academy forSocial Leadership. He holds a masters’ degree in diplomacy and security from Tel Aviv University and a bachelors’ degree with distinction in Middle East Studies from Haifa University. He serves as company commander of an elite IDF unit in his army reserve duty. Eran Schwartz, Deputy Chief of Tavor and Keshet program manager, Major (res.) Aged 31, about to get married to Sarah, lives in Gan-Ner. He served as a pilot and a commander for almost a decade, BA Major at Haifa University’s Honors program for outstanding students (“Ofakim”), and studied in Institut d’Études Politiques (Science Po) in Paris and a student for Political Science and communication. He participated in the one year Tikvah fund fellowship program in NYC for political leadership. During and after his army service Eran initiated and participated in various volunteer programs related to Israel’s many challenges. This naturally led him to become part of Tavor and its vision. He believes that putting effort in education is vital for the creation of a better and more just Israeli society. Only through that, he believes, the Zionist idea will flourish once again. Amit Deri, Tavor Mechina manager, Major (res.) Aged 30, married to Daniel lives in Nazareth-Illit. He holds a B.A degree in political science from Haifa University and a student of engineering in the Technion. He served as a company leader of the Harov Unit while today he serves as a reserve officer in the northern command. Amit believes that a strong connection between Judaism, Jewish tradition and Zionism is essential and even crucial element for one’s own Jewish identity. Coordinator of Social Involvement, Social worker Responsibility over the entire social action division of the academy. This person works opposite the municipality’s welfare and educational authorities, the various NGOs working with the academy, and academy participants operating in mission teams across the city, such as the Wings of Krembo team, which runs the local chapter, and the Eitan team, which runs one of the city’s leadership programs. Counseling Staff Two young counselors work with academy participants throughout the day. Their role is to ensure a process of growth and development in academy participants through personal relations with them during the year. The counselors are responsible for maintaining normal routine activities, for high standards of order and organization, for keeping to the time schedule, etc. Some of their functions are leading various study units in the academy, advising the educational teams during their volunteer work, and advising the various academy committees. The Academy Staff
  25. 25. TAVOR | 201425 Management Committee • Lt. Col. (res.) Lior Peleg, Chairman of the Management Committee – A retired IDF officer and entrepreneur who deals with business development in Israel and abroad. • Moshe Taubin – Senior engineer with Solel Boneh, a leading civil engineering company. • Lt. Col. (res.) David Banitt – Founder and CEO of the green energy company NCF. • Gad Marton – High-tech entrepreneur and business consultant. Organizational Structure • Hilla Ophir – Business for the Community coordinator for the Zionism 2000 for Social Responsibility NGO. • Osnat Rubin – Member of the Upper Nazareth city council and a leading business consultant. • Menachem Friedman – Lawyer, Former Ceo of Hod Hasharon Municipality • Shlomo Peled – Psychologist, Former Senior Commander at the Prime Minister Office CEO Head of Graduate Program Students Program Director Alumni Coordinator Head of Youth Program Head of Core Program Mechina Manager Instructors Keshet Manager Instructors Mechina Manager ‘Journey to Jerusalem’ Coordinator Instructors Team Mechina Manager Second Branch Manager vp • Personnel & development • Finance • PR & Media Relations • Logistics
  26. 26. 26 ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Led by a strong moral motivation and by our Israeli-Jewish spirit and values we believe that the course of our state-ship can be redirected to safety once again. By focusing on long term education, on the few that have the greatest potential to lead our society we will reignite the Zionist spark once again. By that, we will become what we were destined to be. An outstanding society which serves an example to all nations, thanks to its moral, culture and values.
  27. 27. 27 The Tavor Academy would like to thank • Israel Ministry of defense • Israel Ministry of education • World Zionist organization • The Upper Nazareth municipality Foundations: • The Avi-Chai Foundation • The Matanel Foundation • The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life • The Gartzman Fund Corporations: • Herzliya Medical Center • Moviley Dror • Salmor Avnon Avichai Advertising Agency • Orboteck tech • Mercavim • Studio Dalia Inbar Individual Contributors • David messer • Ben Blumenfeld • Jared morgenstern • The late Yehuda Mor was born in Tel Aviv in 1932 and died in Herzliya in 2009. Love of the Land of Israel and the people of Israel was his lifelong guiding principal. • Pierre Eric Spira “Preserving the Zionist ember from fading”
  28. 28. ‫הרבה‬ ‫ועשה‬ ‫מעט‬ ‫אמור‬ Telefax: 04-6564208 | www.tavor-leadership.org.il | tavor2010@netvision.net.il studiodaliainbar

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