News & Updates

Ongoing Updates From The Joint Council of Mechinot
Sunday, 24 September 2017 11:41

New Israelis Begin the Year at Mechinat Keshet Yehuda

The new Israelis at Mechinat Keshet Yehuda started mechina yesterday. Today, their second day in Israel, they’re hiking the Land of Israel and camping in the Golan.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017 11:28

Greetings from the Joint Council: Toward a Year of Female Leadership

The Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) wishes you a successful, meaningful year. In this message, we would like to draw your attention to a notable point related to gender. Ten years ago, not one woman was the head of a mechina or affiliate, and there were a similar number of female directors filling number-two positions. This year, we see a revolution.

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 11:08

A New Year for Yachad: 50 Foreign Students Arrive at Mechinot—Up 100% from Last Year

A few words from program coordinator Stav Karmel about helping young Jews from around the world come to attend mechina in Israel

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 09:15

New Year Beginning at HeChalutz

A message about the importance and goals of HeChalutz, the Joint Council’s community-building movement, from HeChalutz CEO Tali Arnolf

Saturday, 09 September 2017 11:23

Year Two for Shibolim

Disability mainstreaming at the mechinot enters its second year

Tuesday, 05 September 2017 11:19

Greetings from Joint Council CEO Dani Zamir as the Mechina Year Begins

Today is the beginning of the mechina experience for students at traditional and secular mechinot. They join their peers at the Orthodox mechinot, who arrived at the beginning of the month of Elul. A message to the students and staff of the mechinot from Dani Zamir, CEO of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies), as the year begins

Friday, 01 September 2017 11:48

A New Year at the Orthodox Mechinot

The journey begins for 1,500 first-year students at 23 mechinot, from Mechinat Keshet Yehuda in the Golan to the Otzem Pre-Military Torah Academy in the Negev.

Sunday, 20 August 2017 11:45

First Aid Course for Mechina Students

New mechina students have begun a first-aid course!

Monday, 02 January 2017 15:03

The President of Israel on JCM

Dear fellows, In recent years we have witnessed the growth of pre-military academies. This wonderful phenomenon is the essence of modern Zionism: young adults of all backgrounds, from north and south, Left and Right, religious and non-religious, dedicate one year to repairing the society in which we live, by volunteering, learning about the other and expanding their comfort zone.

Monday, 02 January 2017 14:54

Congratulations from the Prime Minister on the Graduation Exercises of the Pre-military Leadership Academies

Dear Heads of the Pre-military Leadership Academies, Educational Staff, and Students, I congratulate you on this festive occasion when you mark the conclusion of the Mechina year with thousands of students, young men and women, graduating from pre-military leadership academies throughout Israel. 

Monday, 02 January 2017 14:41

Eleven Mechina Graduates Honored by President Reuven Rivlin for Outstanding Service

Eleven Mechina Graduates Honored by President Reuven Rivlin for Outstanding Service in the IDF, Independence Day 2016.

Monday, 02 January 2017 14:29

Israel Prize Awarded to Rabbi Eli Sadan

we had the fortune to be able to pay tribute to the work of Rabbi Eli Saddan, founder of the first Mechina, “Bnei David” and recipient of the Israel Prize for his contribution to Israeli society.

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