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
We asked three students at different mechinot and one alumna to write about inspirational women whose willpower and perseverance produced meaningful change in society, education, or science, in Israel or elsewhere. Here’s what they had to say
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
After seventeen years of activity, Mechinat Hanegev has founded an alumni organization with the goal of helping graduates bring their social initiatives to fruition
To mark Tu BiShvat, we sought out the mechina graduates who decided to leave the rat race and devote all their energies to cultivating the earth. From the Golan Heights to the Arava, these are the people who get up before first light so there will be blue-and-white produce for us all. A festive project
Omer Lapid is a Shibolim graduate who attended the Mechina of the Upper Galilee. Now an activist who works to change attitudes toward individuals with disabilities, he came back to share his experiences and insights with mechina staff.
Lt. Y. received his wings last week at Hatzerim Airbase, becoming the first Ethiopian Israeli to complete the prestigious course
The council was created as part of the effort to stimulate action and new initiatives in the world of the mechinot
At this year’s first meeting of Shibolink—the leadership group of Shibolim, the program for the mainstreaming of young people with disabilities at the mechinot, and Link 20, a Ruderman Family Foundation initiative—participants brought up the need for accessibility modification of hiking trails in Israel and started thinking of ways to achieve that goal
We present for your consideration the report of the Aharonishky Commission, established by the Joint Council of Mechinot following the disaster in Tzafit Gully this April
As part of efforts to recruit Jewish teens from North America to attend mechina, a special conference was held between the Joint Council of Mechinot and leaders of American Jewish communities. Joint Council CEO Dani Zamir: “I came out of the evening optimistic”
At first glance, it may look like just another chic Tel Aviv pizzeria, but behind Pizza People, a business founded by seven partners, including four graduates of the Rabin Academy, hide big dreams and an important social statement: “We’re hoping to make a noticeable change on the ground.” A peek at a place that’s all good
In a heartwarming gesture, the Orthodox Mechinat Elisha contributed a Torah scroll to the mixed Mechinat HaEmek. “Many thanks to Rabbi Nissim and all of Mechinat Elisha for their solidarity and friendship
At an infantry officer course graduation ceremony last Thursday, the mechinot achieved a new record: about one-third of graduates were alumni of the mechinot.