web series by Garin Tzabar
For almost a year, we have been following four unique Tzabarnikim throughout their journey with Garin Tzabar.
From the days leading up to their Aliyah, landing in Israel, arriving to the kibbutz, going through the enlistment process, and to their actual day of enlistment.
We are thrilled to share with you the amazing journey of Jordana Meyer and Jacob Wertzer from Garin Geva 2020 & the twin sisters Maya & Noy Koshet from Garin Lochamie HaGettaot 2020.
In this four-episode web series, these four individuals will take you through their ups and downs, hopes and fears, thoughts and reflections as they make their way through Israel with Garin Tzabar.
Garin Diaries - S01
What's in the Episode?
Get to know our 4 Tzabarinikim as they are in the middle of the final preparation before departing to Israel and starting their journey with Garin Tzabar.
MEET THE STARS!
23 years old from Maryland, U.S.A. Today, Jordana lives in the Garin Tzabar Kibbutz Geva. In high school, Jordana began to advocate for Israel, and was involved in a program called “Tzedek Chevrati”, a group of Jews and of African Americans advocating for social justice. Jordana graduated from NYU with a bachelor’s degree in public policy, where she witnessed the activities of the BDS organisation, and led a pro-Israel group on campus. Consequently, she found herself and her family facing multiple threats. Jordana now serves as an infantry instructor in the IDF’s infantry school.
18 year old twins from Portugal. Today, Noy and Maya live in the Garin Tzabar Kibbutz Lohamei Hagetaot. Noy and Maya have been best friends ever since they were in their mother’s stomach, they were born to an Israeli father and a Portuguese mother, and are the third generation of Garin Tzavar lone soldiers, following in the footsteps of their two older sisters. Both girls have visited Israel almost every summer, and feel extremely connected to the country and the culture. Noy and Maya both drafted to the military Ulpan in the Michve Alon base, and when they finished their course, Maya was assigned the role of an infantry instructor, and Noy was assigned the role of a combat medic
22 years old from California, U.S.A. Today, Jacob lives in the Garin Tzabar Kibbutz Geva. Jacob graduated from the Arizona State University, and fell in love with Israel in 2018, when he participated in the “Taglit” program. After the program, Jacob came back to Israel to study Ulpan, where he strengthened his connection to Israel even further. Jacob is very strongly connected to his Jewish-Israeli identity, and he always knew that he will make Aliyah and draft to the IDF. Even in his Bar-Mitzvah, his kippa had a camouflage design, with ‘IDF’ embroidered on. Jacob drafted to the military Ulpan in the Michve Alon base, and is now in the midsts of his training in the special force unit – Gadsar Nahal.