The JCM

The Joint Council of Pre-Military Academies (Mechinot) - JCM

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The mechinot are in their pioneering start up stage and we are looking to partner with people who believe as we do that developing Israel's future leaders with strong moral, Jewish, and universal values of tolerance, pluralism and a deep commitment to Judaism and Democracy is crucial to Israel's future. The "mechinot" are part of the solution to Israel's social challenges and offers confidence and hope for the future. A new cadre of activists and leaders can be developed who are capable of bridging significant differences in world view regarding Israel and the Jewish people to work together to solve core challenges of Israeli society.

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Opportunities for Donor Partnership

The mechinot are in their pioneering start up stage and we are looking to partner with people who believe as we do that developing Israel's future leaders with strong moral, Jewish, and universal values of tolerance, pluralism and a deep commitment to Judaism and Democracy is crucial to Israel's future. The "mechinot" are part of the solution to Israel's social challenges and offers confidence and hope for the future. A new cadre of activists and leaders can be developed who are capable of bridging significant differences in world view regarding Israel and the Jewish people to work together to solve core challenges of Israeli society.

There are a large variety of projects that can be engaged with by partners including:
Scholarship Support for Needy Mechina participants.
Support to cover logistics and training for Community Volunteer Programs.
Support for Educational Tour Activities of Mechina Students.
Support for Capital Projects in the Mechinot.
Support for Programs for Engaging Mechina Graduates in the Community.

Governance and Volunteer Involvement

Today the "Mechinot" are "governed" by the Joint Council of "Mechinot" which has an Executive Committee made up of six members three of whom are from orthodox "mechinot" and the other three from general "mechinot". The Joint Council sets overall policy decisions working in close coordination with the IDF, and Education and Defense Ministries.

A decision was made recently to set up a lay Board of Governors made up of volunteer leaders from Israel and abroad who care deeply about the future of the "mechinot" as one of the main solutions to the challenges facing Israeli society. A core group of volunteer leaders from Israel from a variety of ideological and professional backgrounds have agreed to be active participants.

The chairman of the Board of Governors of the Council of Mechinot is Gen(res) Yiftach Ron-Tal who serves today as the Chairman of the Board of the Israel Electric Company.

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