Agricultural Sciences (specialization animals: dog kennels)

The specialty’s research on canine behavior focuses on the health, breeding and training of dogs and their special needs, the proper handling of dogs according to their psychological and social condition, deepening human-animal-environment relationships, and more. The program is also broadly devoted to the world of dogs and combines theoretical studies and practical work in the Youth Village dog kennel and plant nursery.

Theoretical studies include biology, animal husbandry, agricultural history, the process of human domestication, creation of various breeds, cultivation of desirable traits, existing breeds, various uses of dogs by humans, daily care and much more. Professional training combines practical work with Youth Village kennel dogs. The subject is taught in 5 points divided into: 3 points based on the results of an external certificate examination and 2 points of practical research and a subsequent examination in dog training.

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Robotics is an interdisciplinary technological profession that is currently leading the world of 21st century science and technology and is the source of the technological innovations that we have experienced in recent years.

Robotics is a major field in the world of mechatronics. Robots and robotic systems, which are a combination of mechanical, electrical, and electronic systems controlled by a computer. Robots today are integrated into all spheres of life, high-tech, modern industry, civil, defense and household systems. They play an important role in the world of aviation, space, cars, and more. Robotics studies prepare graduates for many positions in the world of, high-tech, industry, defense, etc.

These studies combine theoretical and experimental studies that are conducted in our school’s modern laboratories which are available to our students. Upon completion of their studies, students will be eligible to receive a Technology Qualification Certificate. The subject is studied in a volume of 5 to 10 points.

Biology (new major)

Biology affects each of us. The curriculum includes topics relevant to everyday life and relevant to students, as well as exciting topics, some of which are at the cutting edge of science. All elements of the program apply both general principles of developing thinking and learning strategies, as well as those unique to biology content areas. I

ntegrating teaching and learning through inquiry, laboratory experiments, research, and reading and analysis of scientific articles which deepens understanding of content while building student knowledge. In addition, emphasis is placed on value aspects, environmental quality, and sustainability of medical ethics. Working with these aspects, combined with the acquisition of relevant knowledge, allows the student to engage with environmental ethical issues that are included on the class agenda.

Studying this major allows graduates to take responsibility for their health and the environment, as well as understand changes in science and their consequences for individuals and society. Graduates will be able to solve future problems in the fields of medicine, technology, agriculture, nature conservation and the environment.

Why is it necessary to study Biology?

  • Biology is strongly connected to our everyday life and is relevant to the scientific and technological world.
  • Majoring in biology is viewed favorably by university admissions officials across the board universities and is a condition for admission to most science faculties.
  • Biology topics that are at the cutting edge of science and research.
  • An interesting profession that develops thinking and performing skills at a high level.

The subject is taught at the level of 5 points and includes: theoretical external study, BioResearch, BioTour and practical laboratory.

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Analysis and databases

Studying this major opens the door to one of the professions in the world of high- tech and industry – “information analyst.”. Training is carried out using innovative teaching methods without textbooks.

Training in this specialty includes unique lectures and meetings with key people in the world of. high-tech Teaching is done in innovative and experimental ways such as using escape rooms, exploratory learning, everyday life dilemmas and more. Training includes the following subjects: Introduction to Information Studies, Information and Data Collection, Data Processing, Databases, Statistics, Excel for Advanced Students, Data, and Information Analysis, Decision Making and Critical Thinking, Information and Knowledge Management and more. Upon completion of their studies, students will be eligible to receive a Technology Qualification Certificate.

The subject is studied in a volume of 5 to 10 points. This diversified major will prepare graduates with a variety of communication skills: including listening, dialogue and writing; ,management and leadership qualities; ,organizational and planning skills; creative problem solving and team working skills.

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Art of Cinema

Do we live in a movie? The major Art of Cinema allows you to touch your dream. In the academic field, we focus on film appreciation and understanding, critical film viewing, film history, and knowledge of styles (genres).

In practice, students learn all the steps required to make a film: production, script writing, photography, directing and editing in modern computer software. There will be action-packed specialized days and meetings with people from the world of cinema, such as producers, directors, and many others.

The major is taught in a volume of 5 points. Specialty for all students, except for Etgar classes.

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Russian Language and Literature

Russian is one of the three most widely spoken languages in the world. It is recognized as an official language in international organizations. The curriculum is adapted for speakers of Hebrew and Russian.

The major focuses on Russian literature and culture, as well as classic literary works written in Russian. The major is taught in a volume of 5 points. The major is open to new immigrants, NAALE students and other Russian-speaking students.

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Final Thesis (scientific research work at the level of 5 points in non-technological subjects)

Personal research is carried out on a variety of subjects from different fields of science, such as: biology, agriculture, psychology, computer science, sociology, and anthropology.

Students entering the program can choose a three-year course (10-12) or a two-year course (10-11 or 11-12). Thus, school students receive another extended subject for the matriculation certificate.

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Hebrew studies course (ulpan)

Knowledge of Hebrew is an important condition for the integration of a new immigrant into Israeli society. Ulpan is a platform for learning Hebrew. New immigrant students and students of the NAALE program who come to study at the Hadassah Neurim school can study in the ulpan 20 hours a week in 9th grade and another 6 hours a week in 10th grade.

In the afternoon, new immigrant students are given the opportunity to study in the evening ulpan at our educational center.

Additional education

Learning group “First”

The FIRST (an acronym for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology”) ROBOTIC program shows students of different ages the path to technological education. Robotics involves all types of technology: hardware, software, mechanics, physics, etc.

But FIRST does so much more: it gets teens to work in groups, distribute tasks, take responsibility, and collaborate. Israeli high- tech has its roots in FIRST, whether entrepreneurs, physicists, engineers, software and robotics specialists, or military developers of technologies critical to the country and its defense, all got their start in this world at FIRST.

The FIRST Robotics Competition combines the excitement and enthusiasm of the sports world with the precision and rigor of science and technology. The XO 7039 student team, representing the Hadassah Neurim Youth Village and School, successfully competes in national competitions every year and has twice been honored to represent Israel in competitions abroad due to its achievements in local competitions.

Every year the team is given a new challenge to design, build and program a robot that will participate in the task that the FIRST project sets for children around the world under the guidance of mentors, some of whom are graduates of the group, and some of whom are volunteers who have accompanied the group since its creation. The project helps tackle the challenge and the participating students meet groups from around the country and the world.

The team competes for various awards, develops the group’s brand and identity, raises funds and resources, makes decisions under time pressure, and works to promote STEM in the local community. The team of students experience the joy of creativity, teamwork, competence, and self-confidence. In the process, participating students learn about marketing processes, the national job market, and the local and international high-tech world.

Thanks to the integration of the group into the project, the management of FIRST ISRAEL has established its base in the village and works here, at the same time collaborating with the Hadassah Neurim Youth Village and the XO group representing the village.

The team is open to all students.

Agriculture – school 9-10th grades

Every week, 9-10th grade students come to the farm and work in a variety of sectors (agriculture, nurseries and residential) during school hours. Integrating students into an agricultural program gives them fundamental values and creates a sense of belonging to a place.

As part of the “Research Work” Mastery Program, which has been a part of the curriculum in the Youth Village for several years, 10-11th grade students are invited to conduct research work on an agricultural farm. Agricultural economics provides a platform and support in the following professions:

  1. Hydroponics (“water culture”) is a form of growing plants in a free-standing substrate, without the use of soil nutrients. There are several ways to do this.
  2. Aquaponics is a method of growing plants in an aquatic environment using animals such as fish for a processing system that provides natural fertilizers.

The farm team strives to create in its fields the basis for carrying out research tasks for 9th grade students, as well as for those who have chosen to major in “Agriculture” (agrotopic department). Research objectives include equipping the student with the ability to plan and conduct research under the guidance of schoolteachers and the farm team in the field.

Educational c Center

A unique learning environment for all students. Teaching is carried out individually or in small groups, which allows teachers working with children who have learning difficulties and who need help to focus more on the individual student and their needs. The Center is open from the afternoon until the evening

. Classes at the Center allow students to achieve a significant improvement in academic readiness and success in certificate exams. The support system in Educational Center focuses on the main core subjects (Math, English, Hebrew) and is intended for the  Youth Village students who need to improve and/or consolidate their academic achievements or develop (through practice) mathematical, linguistic, and scientific literacy skills.

Thus, students can pass matriculation exams in various subjects. Also, the Educational Center in the Hadassah Neurim Youth Village is designed to stimulate and encourage students to make progress in their studies and make the transition from 3 points to 4, 5 points in English, as well as choose to study 4, 5 points in mathematics.

Educational progress in the Educational Center is possible thanks to several programs and projects: “Perach” (together with Ruppin Academic Center) the Atid+ association (providing individual assistance in mathematics at the level of 4-5 points); virtual school and the “Makpetsa” project of the Ministry of Education. In addition, the Youth Village students are assisted by a team of teachers from the school and others.