Where is the program based?
Nowhere/Everywhere. On Mach Hach BaAretz you will explore the entire country. Generally groups stay in a hotel for 2-5 nights, then move on to another region of the country.
Who will be going to be on the trip?
Jewish 10th grade graduates from across the United States and Canada. The program is geared toward students from Orthodox backgrounds. Mach Hach is sponsored by Bnei Akiva of the U.S. and Canada, which is a religious Zionist youth movement.
How many kids are in a group and how are the groups divided?
There are approximately 35–40 kids in a group. Groups are divided based on your requests. You will share this unforgettable experience and form life-long bonds with old friends and new.
Will I ever see my friends who are on other buses?
There are several times during the summer when all buses will be together. They include opening night ceremonies, Shabbat Mach Hach, “The Amazing Race” and final banquet. If you are in the “Adventure” program, you will spend Adventrure Week with kids from other buses who choose the same track as you. In addition, Israel is a small country so keep your eyes open because you never know when you will run into them…