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
We’re proud of the mechina alumni who were chosen this year to be honored by the president of Israel
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
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
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?
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
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
Mechina heads toured the Gaza perimeter with representatives of KKL and the Eshkol Regional Council as part of the Educating for Community program
The Joint Council hosted the first introductory conference for mechina counselor positions. The goal: to connect interested alumni to the mechinot and encourage them to return as counselor
A review of mechina safety in light of the Tzafit Gully disaster, cultivating the partnership between the mechina world and KKL, developing alumni community efforts, and deep discussions about this year’s theme—Tolerance vs. Freedom
The activism team of the Mechina at Hannaton initiated a collaboration with Shibolim to work for improved handicapped accessibility. Avigayil, who devised the project with her friends, tells about the first session
Over a decade has passed since he was a mechina student himself. Though it’s been five years since he became a counselor, Netanel Hersh still misses it Heartfelt words about coming back as a counselor, the mission, and the spark
Yesterday’s naval officer training graduation ceremony broke a record. This time on the parade ground at the IDF Navy Training Base stood no fewer than 11 mechina graduates!
Dror and Nevo, the twins of directors Hila Gerchman and Matan Hoffman, were born a day before the Ayanot affiliate of Mechinat Aderet opened for its first class. A year and a half later, the young family is celebrating Family Day in the bosom of the mechina.
Following the death of Yehuda Biadga and the Ethiopian community’s demonstration, the Yemin Orde Mechina conducted a study and dialogue project in Jerusalem’s Zion Square to raise awareness of discrimination and racism against Ethiopian Israelis
The prestigious award was presented at a special ceremony recognizing the public relations work done by the mechina’s Druze and Jewish students with a range of audiences in Israeli society
The meeting was attended by representatives from a number of mechinot. Still to come: an educational product on gender for distribution at the mechinot
In the shadow of the missile threat and in light of the damage done by kite terrorism, the students of Mechinat Arava–Paran decided to put on an event in solidarity with the Israelis living near Gaza. Students from 16 other mechinot rallied to the project