At the Hannaton Educational Center, we aim to provide a rich connection to Judaism for Israelis and a dynamic experience of Israel for Diaspora Jews to help realize our vision of a more democratic and egalitarian Israel.
We believe that the future of Israeli society is in the hands of tomorrow’s Jewish leaders. In order to be a leading force in changing or improving the Jewish state, these young adults need to be provided safe spaces for serious dialogue about Zionism and ongoing opportunities to meaningfully connect to Israel’s land and people.
The Hannaton Educational Center is a formal learning community and leadership institute situated on Kibbutz Hannaton in the Lower Galilee, Israel. Our mission is to create an Israeli society that welcomes diversity – both political and religious – and embraces people regardless of beliefs, background, gender or sexual preference. We fulfill this mission through our four main educational leadership programs focused on informing, engaging, and nourishing tomorrow’s Jewish leaders: the Hannaton Mechina, the Mitzpeh BaGalil GAP year program, the Midrasha, and the Institute for Jewish Leadership for Rabbis and Lay Leaders. Affiliated with the Masorti Movement, the Center is a place where experiential, creative, and formal education intersect in life-changing ways.