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