by Adina Navon and Amir Sagron, Roshei Tochnit for Year Course in Israel
The first day of Year Course has come and gone and we (Adina and Amir, the Roshei Tochnit ) couldn’t be more excited! Before our participants got here, we were busy getting ready for their arrival- preparing their apartments, planning orientation and ensuring that everything was in place to facilitate a meaningful and memorable year!
Our job, vis a vis you, is to do our best to make your year comfortable while challenging you to see, do, think, and be MORE. For an educator this is one of the most fulfilling roles possible, especially with such a high quality group. To say that we’re eager to meet you would be an understatement. We’re elated, overjoyed, ecstatic! It’s possible that we’re more jazzed for Year Course than even you are.
In the days leading up to this year course, we had been dedicated to staff training and delved deeply into the values of Year Course- Zionism, Judaism, pluralism, social action and leadership. We spent a lot of time considering how these values will come into play throughout the year and how they will inspire our programming. We have an incredible cadre of madrichim and it has been wonderful getting to know them. They are an extremely dedicated group and we are very confident in their ability to lead and inspire.
We expect the year to be one of immense growth for both us and the chanichim. We’ll have a lot to talk about in due time – from the ideological to the culinary – but for now, suffice it to say that we have a wonderful start to what will be one of the best years ever.