Meir Shfeya Youth Village

Meir Shfeya Youth Village מרכז נוער מאיר שפיה
Since its creation, Shfeyah has been involved in the absorption and education of new immigrants as well as providing services to Israeli youth who are in need of special educational and support services. Our students are the children of new immigrants from Ethiopia, Russia, North America and Israeli students of all backgrounds.

Shfeyah is licensed and supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth Aliyah and the Department of Social Welfare. We provide an educational environment which enables our students to feel part of and participate in the life of the community while acquiring skills, knowledge and values necessary to succeed and contribute to society.

In response to the changing needs of our students and in order to improve their integration, Shfeyah opened its school in 2002 to the Mofet Program in Physics, Biology and Mathematics for outstanding students from surrounding communities who study during the school day in special classes. Shfeyah also provides classes for previously under-achieving students in grades 7-12 to study in an enriched academic program which enables them to complete their Bagrut ( matriculation) certificates and qualifies them to pursue higher education.

Shfeyah is located in the beautiful natural surroundings of the Carmel Mountains near Zichron Yaakov. The village includes a junior and senior high school, library, computer labs, science labs, dormitories, dining room, gymnasium,  a synagogue, staff housing, dairy, chicken farm, computerized greenhouse, an organic, experimental farm, vineyards and orchards. The Deborah B. Kaplan Sports Center includes a full size soccer field, sports stadium and swimming pool. The Bonnie Lipton Center for the Performing Arts includes a renovated, modern, auditorium seating 500, an amphitheatre and the Parker-Edelstein Music Center. These facilities have become the center of the village’s cultural and educational activities and are the home of the Shfeyah Mandolin orchestra and music program. The music center also hosts many local and national musical and cultural activities. During September 2005, the Shfeyah Winery began operation andproduces 5000 bottles of premium wine annually. The winery is run by a staff of 11th and 12th grade students under the supervision of the village staff and a local wine maker.

In 2013 we are celebrating our 90th anniversary.

Area, Neighborhood Zichron Yaacov (Zichron & Hof Hacarmel – חוף הכרמל)
Grade Levels 7-12
Religious Type Pluralistic פלורליסטי
Gender Coed
Speciality Agriculture / sciences / math / English new immigrants
Special Needs Equipped to deal with students with some special needs
Telephone number 04-6390750
Fax number 04-6397760
Address Meir Shfeyah Youth Village, D.N. Hof HaCarmel 30806
Website http://shfeyah.org.il
https://www.facebook.com/meirshfeya
E-mail laurensk@zahav.net.il
Name of contact person Lauren Stern Kedem
Percentage of English speakers 10-20%
Established in 1923
Number of students in the school 260 external, 260 residential
Special programs for olim During recent years, we have accepted an increasing number of English-speaking students who study English in special classes and receive assistance with their Hebrew subjects. About one third of our external students in grades 7-12 study English in English speakers’ classes.
Updated November 2013
2015-01-27T09:40:51+00:00 School Profiles|