Gan Vanof


In the heart of Petah Tikva, a central Israel city, in a peaceful environment, among ornamental and fruit trees, lawns and gardens, the youth village WIZO Gan Vanof has been located for over 100 years.

One of five WIZO youth villages in Israel, the Village was founded in 1922 as a working farm – an agricultural farm for the training of female pioneers, by female pioneers, among them Mrs. Rebecca Breizman from Russia, an agronomist and planter by profession, who managed the place for 46 years from 1922 to 1968.


WIZO Gan Vanof Youth Village is a spectacular school setting with a green and spacious campus with about 500 students. The youth village includes a middle school (7th – 9th) and an upper school (10th – 12th) and offers several unique majors. The Youth Village accepts boarding students from all over the country and students from Petach Tikva and the immediate area.

Studies in the youth village take place in well-kept buildings. Each class has about 30 students, which allows giving personal attention to each student. The buildings are surrounded by meadows, flowers and vegetation that instill a relaxing rural atmosphere. The students study a long school day in spacious conditions and the vast majority successfully pass the matriculation exams.

The village, which covers about 63 dunams, includes: sophisticated and equipped modern classrooms and laboratories, a tissue culture laboratory, a sports hall, sports fields, an indoor heated swimming pool, a dining room, a nurse’s room, a gym, a library and a resource center, music rooms, a recording studio, a television studio, theater room, art room, workshop room, greenhouses, animal corner, kennel for rescued dogs, lawns and gardens, and residences for trainees and staff.

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Highlights of Gan Vanof

The boarding school is located in the center of the country.

Transportation to and from various areas of Israel.

Matriculation percentages:
95% eligibility for a high-scoring matriculation certificate

Delicious cafeteria:
Dining room with a varied and rich menu

Guitar, keyboards, drums, theater, soccer, choir, table tennis, baking, Krav Maga, magic and art

Well-kept and advanced facilities:
Dorm rooms and surroundings are very well maintained – computers are connected to the Internet in every residential building

Aid and reinforcement:
Assistance in preparing homework and strengthening studies in the afternoon hours at the learning center

Attractive study tracks:
Veterinary medicine, dog training, herbal medicine, theater, business management

Trips and fun days
Departures for tours, trips, forays and fun days

Social activities:
Empowerment workshops, leadership course, volunteering in the community, fun and formation evenings

A pleasant, social, communal, rural atmosphere – growing up with friends is fun

Skilled staff:
A trained, dedicated and supportive training team is at your disposal 24 hours a day

In addition, the campers have at their disposal: music rooms, a recording studio, a TV studio, laboratories, computer rooms, a library, a living area, a kennel, a gym, a sports field and a pool.


To visit WIZO Gan Vanof’s Hebrew site, go to:

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