The Be’eri Mechina

Progressive Zionist Leadership

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The Be’eri Mechina

Progressive Zionist Leadership

Be’eri is an academy for young, progressive and Zionist leadership, which runs an annual mechina – premilitary preparatory program (PPMP) located in Beit Berl, Israel. Named after Berl Katznelson, a prominent leader of the Labor and Zionist movements, the program inspired leadership, promotes democratic and egalitarian discourse in Israeli society and seeks to shape a Jewish – Zionist – Israeli culture based on humanistic values.

Each year, outstanding youth from diverse backgrounds join the program, driven by a deep sense of commitment to Israeli society. Our educational program combines Jewish studies with a young environment, including communal life, volunteer work, physical and mental skill developing and more.

The result is a life-changing experience for our students and graduates as passionate members of Israeli society.

Be’eri is an academy for young, progressive and Zionist leadership, which runs an annual mechina – premilitary preparatory program (PPMP) located in Beit Berl, Israel.

Named after Berl Katznelson, a prominent leader of the Labor and Zionist movements, the program inspired leadership, promotes democratic and egalitarian discourse in Israeli society and seeks to shape a Jewish – Zionist – Israeli culture based on humanistic values. 

Each year, outstanding youth from diverse backgrounds join the program, driven by a deep sense of commitment to Israeli society. 

Our educational program combines Jewish studies with a young environment, including communal life, volunteer work, physical and mental skill developing and more. The result is a life-changing experience for our students and graduates as passionate members of Israeli society.

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“The future of Zionism depends  on whether  it will discover and develop  a broad human values that lie within it from the beginning of its existence, and by finding the key to the heart of the people, to create its adherence and encouragement through a full vision of civil redemption”

(Berl Katzenelson)

The Pillars of our vision

The four pillars of the mechina are founded on the vision of Berl Katzenelson (Be’eri), the spiritual leader of the labor movement: