Join me now, as I enter Shadmot Mechola...
Join me as I visit the community of Shadmot Mechola, a religious Zionist agricultural cooperative located in the northern Jordan Valley. A pastoral community surrounded by a vast panorama of barren hills – lush and green in the winter, brown and dry in the summertime – and agricultural lands, Shadmot Mechola is a warm and welcoming community characterized by close-knit relationships and mutual responsibility. Although it is isolated from other Jewish communities, Shadmot Mechola has everything one needs to raise a family: synagogues, daycare and schools, a medical clinic, and a warm community that is more like an extended family.
I hope to see you in Israel soon! I would love to take you to visit Shadmot Mechola and introduce you, in person, to its spiritual and welcoming pioneers. Until then, please join me on this virtual tour for a glimpse of this special community in the Jordan Valley.
Many teenagers in Shadmot Mechola like to wander off to remote areas to light a campfire and hang out. But, given the precarious security situation in the hills surrounding Shadmot Mechola, the youth must have a safe place to congregate and enjoy cool evenings. An outdoor park built by the teens themselves, will offer them a safe gathering space and, more importantly, show them the joy of creating and encourage their participation in the community. Click here to deepen the connection of local youngsters to the Land of Israel!