While you are on the Marva program you will be staying in three types of accommodations (There is a clear separation between Boy/Girl Tents, Rooms and Bathrooms):
In all of the accommodations, you will be provided with a mattress and a sleeping bag. We highly recommend bringing sheets and a pillow.
Bathrooms are cleaned by the participants every morning.
All meals are Kosher. Breakfast and Dinner are Dairy, with Lunch usually being Meat (options for Vegetarians). On field week and other occasions, canned food will be served. The food is prepared in industrial military kitchens, which might not suit each participant’s personal tastes.
Participants on the program receive medical insurance through the Harel and Clalit company. Participants that join the program as part of another long-term program in Israel (Youth movement or Year course) are insured through their main program. The insurance covers all medical needs that arise while on the program in Israel.
It does not cover the following:
The army is a place that gives you the opportunity to be observant if one wishes to be. All groups are mixed (boys and girls) and you may have either a Male or Female commander, but tents, rooms and bathrooms are separated.
All meals are Kosher, time to pray is given to those who want to (sometimes it will be during a long break that you have) and there is a synagogue on base with a Torah scroll.
Shabbat on base is respected accordingly. You have time to rest and only need to come to Friday Night dinner and Saturday lunch (both include Kiddush).
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