The Mikveh Israel Youth Village was established by Alliance Israelite Universelle - KIAH in 1867, and has operated as an educational institution ever since. Changes in the educational social environment have led the Alliance to collaborate with the Rashi Foundation in order to preserve the historic heritage of the Alliance and to position Mikveh as an educational cultural center. This project has three main components: building a modern campus, restoring the historic site as an educational-cultural visitors centre, and creating a green lung in the heart of the urban area.
A Modern Educational Campus
Mikveh Yisrael includes three high schools: a general school, a religious school and a French-Israeli school. Under the renewal plan, the western part of the village will become an educational campus that houses the school buildings, dormitories and sports centre as well as an innovative national centre for the professional development of teachers in the sciences and technology.
Visitors Center on the Historic Site
The centre will preserve the spirit of the early settlement in Eretz Israel, creating a meaningful experience for visitors. Historic structures such as the synagogue and winery will be renewed and their authenticity restored according to Israel's preservation laws. One of the buildings will serve as a museum dedicated to the heritage of the Alliance.
Green areas, perhaps the last in the vast metropolis of Tel Aviv and surrounding areas, will become part of the Ariel Sharon Park, currently under construction in the southern suburbs of Tel Aviv, and will serve as a green lung and nature, sport and recreation site.