Education - The Joint Council of Pre-Military Academies (Mechinot) - JCM

Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:44

Educational approaches to gender at the mechinot Joint Council of Mechinot releases instructional pamphlet for mechina staff

The instructional pamphlet addresses educational staff at the mechinot and offers language and tools for addressing matters of sexuality and gender during the mechina year

Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:44

Beit Midrash for mechina heads: Final session of 2017–2018

Twenty-two mechina heads and directors came together to discuss the burning issues affecting the mechina world.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:50

Yemin Orde Mechina hosts Kav Lachayim

The Yemin Orde Mechina and local Bnei Akiva chapter hosted Kav Lachayim for a weekend of activities.

Friday, 02 February 2018 11:01

Tu Bishvat: Celebrating nature and study at the mechinot

Tree-planting, community events, a Tu Bishbat seder, and more as the mechinot celebrate Tu Bishvat.

Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:24

Midyear alumni coordinator conference with civil service in the spotlight

Some 40 alumni coordinators from Orthodox, secular, and traditional mechinot came together for a midyear conference highlighting the civil service.

Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:31

First session of Shibolink

Sixteen students with and without disabilities traveled from as far away as the Upper Galilee and Sderot to the inaugural event of the first class of Shibolink, a program for leadership in social media.

Thursday, 04 January 2018 11:46

Mechinat Tzahali makes history with the first halakhic guidebook for religious women in the IDF

Last night, a historic event took place at Mechinat Tzahali: the launch of the first ever halakhic guidebook for religious women in the IDF. The book, Shalom Becheileich, was authored by Rabbi Eli Reiff, who has taught at Tzahali for the past eight years.

Monday, 18 December 2017 22:44

An Update to Our Partners & Friends - Recent Activities of The JCM

I want to quickly update you about the diverse activities, progress, and achievements of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) during the 2016–2017 academic year and the beginning of the current year.

Sunday, 26 November 2017 11:20

The annual conference of the Joint Council of Mechinot in partnership with the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL)

The annual conference of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) took place on May 25 in partnership with the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL). This year’s event was titled “Think Ahead: Think Community-Building.”

Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:54

New Mechinot Year!

A new year started at the Mechinot across Israel. we gathered a few updated from around the country.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:28

Greetings from the Joint Council: Toward a Year of Female Leadership

The Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) wishes you a successful, meaningful year. In this message, we would like to draw your attention to a notable point related to gender. Ten years ago, not one woman was the head of a mechina or affiliate, and there were a similar number of female directors filling number-two positions. This year, we see a revolution.

Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:23

Year Two for Shibolim

Disability mainstreaming at the mechinot enters its second year

Friday, 01 September 2017 11:48

A New Year at the Orthodox Mechinot

The journey begins for 1,500 first-year students at 23 mechinot, from Mechinat Keshet Yehuda in the Golan to the Otzem Pre-Military Torah Academy in the Negev.

Sunday, 20 August 2017 11:45

First Aid Course for Mechina Students

New mechina students have begun a first-aid course!

Monday, 02 January 2017 15:03

The President of Israel on JCM

Dear fellows, In recent years we have witnessed the growth of pre-military academies. This wonderful phenomenon is the essence of modern Zionism: young adults of all backgrounds, from north and south, Left and Right, religious and non-religious, dedicate one year to repairing the society in which we live, by volunteering, learning about the other and expanding their comfort zone.

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