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Sunday, 09 August 2020 01:13

A Dream of freedom: A Haggada for the coronavirus era, brought to you by the students of Midreshet Shiluv

The harvest season kept no fewer than 30 mechinot busy this year in the days before Seder night. During this period, the students of Midreshet Shiluv in Natur produced a Passover Haggada, incorporating new passages that they wrote themselves. In the meantime, their volunteerism paid off. Rabbi Rozen: “Thousands of tons of fruit that would have been thrown out have been picked”

Sunday, 09 August 2020 01:29

Celebrating Adar: The students of the Orthodox mechinot celebrate finishing Tractate Megilla—400 times!

Hundreds of participants from all the Orthodox mechinot came together to celebrate as they finished studying Tractate Megilla in honor of Purim. Zamir: “The foundation of the partnership underpinning the world of the mechinot is Zionism, defined as an independent and befitting national home for the Jews in the Land of Israel. This is the way to bring together the worlds of the Orthodox and the non-Orthodox mechinot”

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:05

This year in numbers: How many new mechinot opened this year?

We’re starting off the year with some new numbers

Dear Mechina Staff and Students,

The Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) wishes you a year of fulfillment, enjoyment, and learning.

Be your best!

Saturday, 10 February 2018 10:57

Fifteen young families attend Be’Artzeinu Kerem Shalom introductory conference

An introductory conference for Be’Artzeinu’s Kerem Shalom project was held last Thursday with the participation of Dr. Yoaz Hendel.

Monday, 08 January 2018 11:41

Bar mitzva celebration for 20-year-old convert to Judaism at Bnei David

More than 300 young Israeli men and women participated in a conference organized by Be’Artzeinu, the Mechina Alumni Community-Building Project, with the participation of Mateh Asher mayor Yoram Israeli and KKL chairman Danny Atar.

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.

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.

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.

Monday, 02 January 2017 14:54

Congratulations from the Prime Minister on the Graduation Exercises of the Pre-military Leadership Academies

Dear Heads of the Pre-military Leadership Academies, Educational Staff, and Students, I congratulate you on this festive occasion when you mark the conclusion of the Mechina year with thousands of students, young men and women, graduating from pre-military leadership academies throughout Israel. 

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