Kibbutz Ulpan Yagur
Live, study and volunteer just a hop away from the Northern Coast city of Haifa!
Kibbutz Yagur’s Hebrew Ulpan is an excellent place to live, study, work, and experience Israel. Nestled amidst the beautiful Carmel Mountain Range, we are conveniently located just fifteen minutes outside of Haifa with easy access to its many cafes, nightclubs, and cultural activities. We are also located near Tsvat, Tiberias, the Sea of Galilee, and the Golan Heights and only 1.5 hours from Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem.
Surrounded by a green and hilly landscape covered with pine and oak trees, the kibbutz has a calm and pleasant natural environment.
Yagur is Israel’s second largest kibbutz and one of its oldest, having been established in 1922. Unlike many other kibbutzim, Yagur is still very much a “classic” kibbutz run by an equal partnership of it its members.
Yagur is also home to Hamsa lone soldiers. Hamsa is an enveloping five-year program in the Kibbutz for your optimal integration in the Israeli society, all while allowing you to have a meaningful service in the IDF. Read more about Hamsa!
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The house accommodations provided are basic. Each room contains 2-3 beds, 2-3 dressers for clothes, an AC, a desk, and a refrigerator. During the Ulpan the rooms are cleaned by its occupants, and between Ulpans the buildings are cleaned by Ulpan staff.
A food budget will be provided monthly for lunch and dinner. Breakfast will be provided daily either by the Ulpan or the working places. The budget will be loaded monthly on to your Ulpan payment card.
All other products, such as toiletry, snacks, etc., are the participant’s responsibility.
The provided meal allowance should be sufficient for three meals a day. Lunch is provided in the kibbutz dining room Sunday through Thursday. Dinner is provided in the dinning room of Fridays only. Participants can cook their own meals.
On days that meals aren’t provided at the kibbutz dining room, you may use your lunch allowance to either buy food at the local shop and cook on your own or buy ready-made food and snacks.
There is a fully equipped communal kitchen on the kibbutz.
Classes are separated by Hebrew skill level. Classes are held every other day with work on days you are not in class. There will be about 24 hours of class each week depending on activities in the Ulpan such as trips, events, etc.
The Hebrew class curriculum starts with a review of the alphabet. Then students will learn to read first without vowels, then they will progress to learning vocabulary, learning the infinitives, and learning how to conjugate past and future tense. Eventually, they will learn how to put together a full spoken essay (3-5 paragraphs) by the end of the course. The Ministry of Education is in charge of all classes, so they are subject to change.
Work on the kibbutz is assigned according to both the needs of the business and your preference. The working places include but are not limited to: a hydroponic greenhouse, the heder ochel (dining hall), the kibbutz grocery store, the kibbutz department store, the petting zoo, a carpentry shop, gardening on the kibbutz, and working along with the Ulpan staff in our moadon.
The way our Ulpan operates is that class and work days alternate daily. Whether you work or study, you’ll be done with your tasks at around 14:00 p.m. depending on your job. Afterwards, you are free to do what you please as long as you are back for work or class the next day! 🙂
Weekends are for you to explore the area outside the kibbutz. The options are endless!
There’s a central bus station just a short bus ride from the kibbutz. You can hop on a bus to take you to the nearby city of Haifa (20 minutes), the beach (20 minutes), Tel Aviv (1.5 hours), or practically anywhere in the country!
You can hike on one of the many trails in the area or watch a movie in the theatre located just a 7-minute bus ride away.
Trips will also be taken about once a month to places like Akko, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea/Masada/Bedouin camp, etc.
As a Kibbutz Ulpan participant, you will have access to a variety of cultural activities organized by Kibbutz Yagur and by the Jewish Agency for Israel, including tours around Israel and holiday celebrations with the kibbutz.
Kibbutz Ulpan across most Kibbutzim is the same and costs $6,500 for the full five months.
This cost includes: Ulpan classes, housing and meals (unless stated otherwise in “Meals”), insurance and guided tours and activities operated by Kibbutz Ulpan.
As a Masa Israel-sponsored program, you may be eligible for a Masa grant that may cover up to 50% of the program tuition. Contact us to find out more!
The central bus station and the train station are located just a 7-minute bus ride away! From there, you can get anywhere across the country.
The kibbutz includes a swimming pool (in summer months), a soccer field, a basketball court, a tennis court, and a volleyball court located next to the pool.
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IMPORTANT – READ THIS BEFORE MESSAGING US! Our organization is in charge only of the registration of tourists who want to participate in the program. Generally, our participants come to Israel as tourists, and if they are eligible, they can benefit from a Masa Israel Journey Grant/Scholarship, and significantly reduce the program cost. Once they have finished the program, they can begin their Aliyah process with a much better Hebrew level. If you have already made Aliyah or want to come to Israel as an Oleh/Olah, please visit The Jewish Agency for Israel directly.
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