News & Updates

Ongoing Updates From The Joint Council of Mechinot
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 13:04

Ceremonies, wrapping up, and looking to the future: Year’s end at the mechinot

A song, a hike, a final bit of building, a goodbye hug: The mechinot mark the end of a year, each in its own way.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018 13:00

Training day for engagement coordinators at the mechinot

At every mechina where students from Shibolim are mainstreamed, there are mainstreaming coordinators whose job is to make sure the process proceeds in the best way possible. How? Last week they came together for a…
Thursday, 22 March 2018 13:15

History in the making: The Covenant of the Mechinot has been signed

The heads of all 53 mechinot signed a covenant declaring the objectives, points of consensus, and ethical constraints that bind all of the mechinot.
Monday, 18 June 2018 12:40

Mechina heads visit Ministry of Education situation room

The heads of the mechinot met with the personnel of the Ministry of Education situation room, learned about what they do, and discussed their future work together.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:55

Building an alumni community: The Alumni Department wraps up a year of development and learning

How do you build an alumni community? It’s a question that alumni coordinators at the mechinot tried to answer this year.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:52

See you next year: Shibolim’s second class is set to graduate

Efrat Aharoni, program director of Shibolim, writes about the year that was and the year that will be.
Thursday, 14 June 2018 12:50

Number of women in management roles at mechinot jumps hundreds percent

Over the past five years, more and more women have been taking on senior management positions in the world of the mechinot. How did this change happen? With a lot of hard work and an…
Monday, 14 May 2018 10:51

Two weeks after calamity: An update from Dani Zamir, CEO of the Joint Council of Mechinot

“We’ll put in order all of the rules and regulations, and we’ll learn and apply all of the lessons regarding safety and security, but is there not always the human factor? That factor is we,…
Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:59

My Africa: Minsharim Kalu alumnus Eshel Lev-Or, now training Ethiopian farmers, believes that equality will sprout from the earth

For the past three years, Eshel Lev-Or has been working with Fair Planet to realize the vision of bringing the bounty of the developed world to Ethiopia.
Tuesday, 05 June 2018 12:21

Always learning: Congratulations to the second class of Emda graduates!

Fourteen students from 12 mechinot took part in Emda’s second year of training for senior mechina staff.
Sunday, 20 May 2018 14:17

Shavuot at the mechinot: Renewal in Ayanot

When the directors of a mechina are a married couple and they have twins the day before the mechina’s first class arrives, it’s definitely a mechina with a family feel.
Thursday, 17 May 2018 14:28

Hundreds of students attend conference on religion, state, and Jewish pluralism

Hundreds of students from nine mechinot came to Jerusalem for a conference on religion, state, and Jewish pluralism.
Monday, 14 May 2018 14:34

Jerusalem Day and Memorial Day for Ethiopian Jews Who Perished on Their Way to Israel

Arriving in Jerusalem among thousands of others, mechina students participated in a wide range of activities in the city’s honor and in memory of the Ethiopian Jews who died on their journey to Zion.
Thursday, 10 May 2018 14:11

On the way to equality: Legislation mandating recognition of mechina students with disabilities passed first reading

Good news! An amendment to increase the number of students with disabilities at the mechinot passed first reading at the Knesset.
Monday, 30 April 2018 10:31

Lt. Gen. Shlomo Aharonishky appointed field safety consultant

The Joint Council of Mechinot this morning appointed Lt. Gen. (ret.) Shlomo Aharonishky, former inspector general of the Israel Police, as external consultant to the mechinot on field safety and security.
Sunday, 29 April 2018 10:38

Thousands at yesterday’s memorial service for the ten mechina students who died in Tzafit Gully

Thousands of Israelis congregated yesterday evening in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square and Jerusalem’s Zion Square to mourn the nine young women and one young man who were killed in the disaster in the Negev.
Thursday, 26 April 2018 10:28

With regrets: Disaster in the Negev

The Joint Council of Mechinot extends its condolences to the families of the young people of Mechinat Bnei Zion who were lost during team-building exercises in the Negev.
Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:09

Preparatory seminar for next year’s non-Israeli mechina students

Some 36 young men and women from the US will come to Israel next year to experience the mechinot. Last week, they attended a preparatory seminar about the adventure that awaits.
Sunday, 08 April 2018 13:30

Passover at the mechinot: Cleaning, volunteering, and eating!

All over Israel, the mechinot didn’t pass over the holiday’s traditions. A short look at Passover as experienced at mechina.
Friday, 23 March 2018 13:25

Second Annual Nes Harim Conference

A summary of the second annual conference of mechina heads

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