Hevruta students complete 50-day trek at Mount Hermon
Students from AMIT Bienenfeld Hevruta Yeshiva’s scouting track achieved an incredible feat this week when they completed a 50-day trek along the Israel National Trail.
Their 1,000-kilometer journey, which began in Eilat, ended at the foothills of Mount Hermon in northern Israel. The 30 students in this track spent the last two months in nature, sleeping outdoors and making their way across the country.
They developed their navigation and geography skills and learned how to survive using life skills they acquired through their unique AMIT education.
The students are accompanied by a teacher, but they lead the trek themselves. It helps them develop leadership qualities and self-esteem, and they emerge from the challenge mentally and physically stronger.
Shmulik Avidan, the teacher who accompanied the students, is an alumnus of the yeshiva as well.
“First and foremost, this is a journey into the student’s soul,” said Hevruta Principal Avinoam Almagor. “The heat, the stress, and the exhaustion make them understand the challenge and confront it. This is a journey for life.”