Founded in 2001, the Tefahot Hesder Yeshiva is a unique educational institution.
Situated in the Galilee, Tefahot was a small isolated community surrounded by the Druze village called Maghar.
The Yeshiva’s main educational philosophy is to realize the potential of each individual student; developing his unique personality hand in hand with instilling social awareness and the importance of giving to others. The Yeshiva raises the students to participate actively in the larger society in which they reside. In addition to their yeshiva studies, the students enlist in the army, do volunteer work, assist local farmers with guard duty, engage in charitable activities and tutor pupils in Merom Galilee, among many other community outreach projects.
THIS IS NOT THE TYPICAL HESDER YESHIVA.
The Yeshiva’s student body is a cross -section of Israeli society including students from the periphery and students from families on the low end of the socio -economic scale.
We are proud that 25% of our students and graduates are from the Ethiopian community.
Many graduates live in Tefahot and build here families of their own. The contribution of the Yeshiva is apparent throughout the region.
We aim to enhance Jewish life in the Galilee and attract young families to build their lives here.
This is a national assignment and we have rallied to it with all our strength.
The Yeshiva generated an amazing change – the local community doubled its size turning into a vibrant, young and active center of Jewish life in the heart of the Galilee, having an impact on the entire region.