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Ongoing Updates From The Joint Council of Mechinot

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Wednesday, 04 November 2020 15:03

The complete interviews: Leading Israelis intellectuals hold forth during the Yitzhak Rabin memorial of the mechinot

Ahead of last week’s joint ceremony, students from Mechinot Ami Chai, Lapidot, Melach HaAretz, and Oz Shlomo went to speak with intellectuals from all over the spectrum of Israeli society. Watch the complete interviews with Professor Meir Buzaglo, Dr. Ruth Calderon, and Rabbi Hananel Etrog, and their insights from the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 25 years ago

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 22:52

Leaders in the fight against the coronavirus: Mechina students volunteer together across Israel

As the coronavirus outbreak’s first wave came to an end, mechina students returned to their mechinot to get ready for year-end activities. We’ve prepared a video to sum up the wide-ranging work that all of Israel’s mechina students did during the crisis, in an impressive variety of volunteer and relief operations that included Magen David Adom call centers, agriculture, assistance for medical workers, and food distribution across Israel. Watch it here

Friday, 11 September 2020 00:19

The IDF’s 180th flight school class: 20% of new pilots are mechina graduates

An alumna of the Mechina of the Upper Galilee graduated from flight school, joining her grandfather, an Irgun fighter and commander. An alumnus of Mechinat Bnei David in Eli found time during the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak to meet the love of his life, marry her, and graduate from flight school. Among the 40 graduates of the 180th class of the IDF’s renowned flight school, eight are mechina alumni

Friday, 05 June 2020 11:00

Joint Council of Mechinot wins 2020 Jerusalem Unity Prize

Today (Tuesday, June 2) we mark Jewish Unity Day for the sixth time. This year’s theme: Alone and United . At an inspiring ceremony with the participation of President Reuven Rivlin, the Ifrach, Shaer, and Fraenkel families awarded the Jerusalem Unity Prize to the Joint Council of Mechinot. We’re proud to represent the entire mechina enterprise!

Sunday, 09 August 2020 01:17

Relief for medical workers: Mechina students deploy to provide daycare for doctors’ children

As part of the coronavirus relief campaign of the mechinot, Mechina at Hannaton student Talya Hazani is helping to provide daycare for medical workers’ children. “It’s great to have the opportunity to give the medical personnel a break and help take care of their kids”

Monday, 25 May 2020 00:35

Community service in the shadow of the coronavirus: An update from Shibolim participants

The new reality in which we find ourselves has forced the mechinot to answer the call and alter their activities accordingly. Even in this difficult time, community volunteering is a mainstay of the mechina world. Hundreds of students, including Shibolim participants, have mobilized for action in a variety of fields

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 22:20

Answering the call: The Mechinot students for the agriculturists of Israel

Mechina students volunteering with agricultural businesses in coronavirus crisis. Zamir: “Above all, a mechina educates young people about answering the call, commitment to the Jewish people, and commitment to Israeli society”

Tuesday, 24 March 2020 22:08

A virtual beit midrash: The students of the mechinot are in. What about you?

In light of the spread of the coronavirus and the directives of Israel’s Ministry of Health, the Joint Council of Mechinot is launching an online database of lessons from the mechinot

Sunday, 09 August 2020 01:34

Back to Mechina: The second annual mechina counselor candidates conference for alumni

Over 150 individuals attended this weekend’s event to hear about available positions at whole-year and half-year mechinot. Shifroni: “The backbone of social struggles that mechina alumni join is made up of dedicated mechina alumni who returned as counselors”

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.

Sunday, 25 February 2018 14:38

Annual Eitan Balachsan Memorial Leadership Conference

Dani Zamir, CEO of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies), spoke at the annual leadership conference in Tel Hai.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:40

Record match level for high school seniors and mechinot: More than 80% of accepted applicants admitted to first choice of mechina

The new placement system of the traditional and secular mechinot is a success. Eighty percent of accepted  candidates were admitted to their first choice.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 11:37

Over 300 attend Be’Artzeinu community-building conference

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.

Sunday, 31 December 2017 14:12
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