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