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
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
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
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!
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”
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
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”
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
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”
Dani Zamir, CEO of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies), spoke at the annual leadership conference in Tel Hai.
The new placement system of the traditional and secular mechinot is a success. Eighty percent of accepted candidates were admitted to their first choice.
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.
Be’Artzeinu, the Mechina Alumni Community-Building Project, is coming to the Negev! Destination: Arad.