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Ongoing Updates From The Joint Council of Mechinot
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 spoke at the annual leadership conference in Tel Hai.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:50

Yemin Orde Mechina hosts Kav Lachayim

The Yemin Orde Mechina and local Bnei Akiva chapter hosted Kav Lachayim for a weekend of activities.

Thursday, 22 February 2018 10:40

Record match level for high school seniors and mechinot: More than 80% of 2018–2019 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.

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.

Friday, 02 February 2018 11:01

Tu Bishvat: Celebrating nature and study at the mechinot

Tree-planting, community events, a Tu Bishbat seder, and more as the mechinot celebrate Tu Bishvat.

Sunday, 28 January 2018 11:21

Forty mechina alumni attend intensive seminar for graduates completing military service

The seminar’s over. A bunch of amazing guys and girls who got together and came up with a crazy unique shared space … We all left with energy and tools to set out on a life of doing great things. There are amazing alumni. When they sit together a bit, they can dream, ground themselves, build confidence, and understand that when there are others to work with, incredible things happen …

Sunday, 14 January 2018 11:24

Midyear alumni coordinator conference with civil service in the spotlight

Some 40 alumni coordinators from Orthodox, secular, and traditional mechinot came together for a midyear conference highlighting the civil service.

Thursday, 11 January 2018 11:31

First session of Shibolink

Sixteen students with and without disabilities traveled from as far away as the Upper Galilee and Sderot to the inaugural event of the first class of Shibolink, a program for leadership in social media.

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.

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.

Sunday, 31 December 2017 14:12
Tuesday, 26 December 2017 14:16

Seminar on educating students to achieve in the IDF

IDF statistics prove that the mechinot are a tremendous success at cultivating combat soldiers and commanders.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 14:19

All kinds of Chanuka celebrations at mechinot throughout Israel

Chanuka celebrations this week brought light to every part of the country. For eight days, mechina students learned about the significance of the holiday, light and darkness, revolt and tradition, and each mechina marked the holiday in its own  way, alongside Chanuka events in neighboring communities.

Monday, 18 December 2017 22:44

An Update to Our Partners & Friends - Recent Activities of The JCM

I want to quickly update you about the diverse activities, progress, and achievements of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) during the 2016–2017 academic year and the beginning of the current year.

Sunday, 26 November 2017 11:20

The annual conference of the Joint Council of Mechinot in partnership with the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL)

The annual conference of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) took place on May 25 in partnership with the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL). This year’s event was titled “Think Ahead: Think Community-Building.”

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.

Sunday, 24 September 2017 11:41

New Israelis Begin the Year at Mechinat Keshet Yehuda

The new Israelis at Mechinat Keshet Yehuda started mechina yesterday. Today, their second day in Israel, they’re hiking the Land of Israel and camping in the Golan.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:28

Greetings from the Joint Council: Toward a Year of Female Leadership

The Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) wishes you a successful, meaningful year. In this message, we would like to draw your attention to a notable point related to gender. Ten years ago, not one woman was the head of a mechina or affiliate, and there were a similar number of female directors filling number-two positions. This year, we see a revolution.

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