News & Updates

Ongoing Updates From The Joint Council of Mechinot
Sunday, 03 November 2019 23:38
Thursday, 31 October 2019 00:14
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:05

This year in numbers: How many new mechinot opened this year?

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!

Sunday, 06 October 2019 23:35

Shibolink 2020: A new group of leaders hits the road

A new year begins, and with it new participants in Shibolim and Link 20’s unique joint leadership program. The goal: to improve equality of opportunity and boost awareness of the participation of individuals with disabilities in society

Wednesday, 02 October 2019 23:30

Be’Artzeinu at the 2019 Influencers Conference: “We want the community-building movement in the periphery to go bigtime”

Last month, KKL released Israel 2040, a plan for Israel’s future. Be’Artzeinu is proud to be an integral part of it

Thursday, 26 September 2019 23:41

From mechina to the periphery: Approximately 80% of members of new communities in the Negev are mechina graduates

Mechina heads came together last week for a seminar about community-building in education. In the coming year, Be’Artzeinu will continue to be a leading force in advancing the cause of community-building in Israel’s social and geographic periphery among mechina alumni

Saturday, 24 August 2019 23:44

Educational approaches to gender at the mechinot Joint Council of Mechinot releases instructional pamphlet for mechina staff

The instructional pamphlet addresses educational staff at the mechinot and offers language and tools for addressing matters of sexuality and gender during the mechina year

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 23:49

Joining up: 33 Yachad participants from abroad finish mechina and enter the IDF

Project Manager Gal Karmel sums up another year of program activities at Yachad, the program for non-Israelis at the mechinot

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 23:56
Monday, 22 July 2019 00:01

Looking forward: Shibolim completes its third year

Shibolim Program Director Efrat Aharoni sums up a third year of wide-ranging activities

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:14

A feat of alumni relations: Over 40 mechinot developed their alumni communities in 2018–2019

Gilad Zilbershtein, alumni coordinator at the Joint Council of Mechinot, sums up the year’s work

Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:50

Nature shouldn’t be handicapped: Shibolink meets with KKL to improve hiking trail accessibility

It was the beginning of the mechina year when Shibolink first took up the issue. Now the team has met with KKL to explore how they can work together to improve hiking trail accessibility

Sunday, 09 June 2019 11:58

Independence Day 2019: Nine mechina graduates honored by President Reuven Rivlin for outstanding service in the IDF

We’re proud of the mechina alumni who were chosen this year to be honored by the president of Israel

Thursday, 30 May 2019 12:09

2018–2019 Alumni Coordinators Forum: Looking back, looking forward

Retaining and developing mechina alumni as a community is an ongoing challenge, and one of the main missions of the mechina world. The Alumni Coordinators Forum held a series of meetings this year to boost alumni community activity

Sunday, 19 May 2019 12:03

Marking a year since the Tzafit Gully disaster: A Joint Council seminar in memory of the victims

A year after the flash flood that struck candidates for Mechinat Bnei Zion during a hike, the Joint Council held a memorial seminar for the ten victims

Wednesday, 24 April 2019 12:26

Mechinat Melach HaAretz celebrates its tenth anniversary: This is how the mechina prepares for Passover and gets ready for its second decade

For the tenth time, in the best tradition of Mechinat Melach HaAretz, students celebrated an early Seder at the foot of Masada. The mechina already has two branches, an incentivized work program, and a yearly self-discovery journey through Greece. So how did it wrap up its first 10 years, and what is the true meaning of freedom?

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:21

“You shall tell your child”: An alumna of the Meitzar Academy for Leadership and Social Responsibility invites you to take part in the circle of memory

Just before Passover, Adi Bismut, an alumna of Meitzar Academy and Director of Partnerships, Organizations, and Accessibility at Zikaron BaSalon, tells about the importance of preserving the memory of the Holocaust and her efforts to develop a broad awareness of memory amid the Israeli public

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 14:44

Otzem Pre-military Torah Academy founder Rafi Peretz and Mechinat Nachshon alumnus Chili Tropper elected to the 21st Knesset

The Joint Council of Mechinot and the entire mechina world congratulate our friends Rabbi Rafi Peretz, chairman of the United Right and founder of the Otzem Pre-military Torah Academy, and Chili Tropper, a member of the Blue and White alliance and graduate of the first class of Mechinat Nachshon, on their election to the 21st Knesset

Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:37

Educating for Community: Be’Artzeinu tours the Gaza perimeter

Mechina heads toured the Gaza perimeter with representatives of KKL and the Eshkol Regional Council as part of the Educating for Community program

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