For young adults who want to become familiar with Israel, Marva is a unique 8 week opportunity to experience the physical and emotional challenges of the country, its problems and people - through the eyes of the army. Through hiking the land, living in field conditions and participating in lessons and lectures, you will learn hands-on the issues of the country. Marva will help you strengthen your ties to Israel, whether you’re a tourist or potential new immigrant. It is a group experience like no other.
The program is based in the south of Israel on a Gadna base, but participants will spend considerable time in various other parts of the country, including Jerusalem, the Golan Heights, the Galilee and more. Through hikes, lectures, lessons and physical activities, participants partake in real-life training exercises and live in actual army conditions. Hard military discipline is enforced in all activities, making this experience challenging and satisfactory.
The Israel Experience: Who we are Our mission is to create Israel experiences that include all the meaning and excitement that Israel has to offer. We strive to strengthen each participant’s Jewish identity while deepening their connection to Israel and nurturing Jewish continuity in their communities back home.