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.” The conference, held at the International Conference Center in Jerusalem, was attended by over 3,000 mechina students and alumni, as well as President Reuven Rivlin, IDF Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot, KKL Chairman Danny Atar, Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat, Maj.-Gen. (res.) Orna Barbivai, and IDF Chief Rabbi Brig.-Gen. Eyal Karim. Journalist Sara Beck officiated.
Many thanks to all those who helped make this event so exciting, meaningful, and impressive, especially to the thousands of students and hundreds of staff members at the mechinot.
Watch more Hebrew videos from the conference here >>