About Ein Prat
Ein Prat, the Academy for Leadership, has acted as an incubator for civilian leadership in Israeli society since 2001. We believe that young people, secular and religious, have the power to build a better Israel.
Ein Prat has a variety of programs that teach history, promote teamwork, develop physical strength, and build character for youths from age sixteen through army service and university. Our goal is to actualize a vision of the state of Israel that is resilient, principled, and strong.
Five Core Elements
Derech Prat, an innovative three-year program for teens ages sixteen through eighteen, motivates a new generation of leaders. We recruit accomplished and inspired students from all walks of Israeli society. We combine humanities education and social action in weekend seminars that provide students with the faith and values to face today’s challenges.
Our transformative one-year program is a springboard to deeper Jewish-Israeli identity, meaningful army service and a lifelong commitment to social action and collective responsibility. In two programs on hilltops in the Judean Desert and one newly opened program in Kibbutz Sufa, one hundred and twenty secular and religious high school graduates engage in
a meaningful process of growth and identity that shapes both their futures and the
future of Israel.
A Renewed Community in the Negev
We are a group of soldiers in the midst or toward the end of our service, alumni of national service and pre-military academies, from all areas and sectors of the country. Though we are both religious and secular, we believe in an Israeli Judaism, a fledgling identity that goes beyond the present sectarianism of Israeli society. This Israeli Judaism is an identity that revolves around both Jewish and national values and insists upon a common future. Our first goal is to settle in Kibbutz Kerem Shalom
The Higher Academy, or Shana bet program, is a seven-month pre-army curriculum designed for those who demand more of themselves. The students delve into the founding texts of Israeli and Western Jewish culture, work in agriculture and archeology, and participate in a weeklong historical trip to Spain. Throughout the program, our students grow as members of a cohesive group while building a foundation of broad knowledge in order to contribute to the society around them.
Partners with Kibbutz Sufa
In March 2017, Ein Prat was approached by the members of Kibbutz Sufa, a collective near the Gaza border. The members explained that their community was suffering from their proximity to the border, the recent Hamas tunnels, and that young people were moving away.