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Ongoing Updates From The Joint Council of Mechinot
08/01/2018 - 11:41

Bar mitzva celebration for 20-year-old convert to Judaism at Bnei David

More than 300 young Israeli men and women participated in a conference organized by Be’Artzeinu, the Mechina Alumni Community-Building Project, with the participation of Mateh Asher mayor Yoram Israeli and KKL chairman Danny Atar.
04/01/2018 - 11:46

Mechinat Tzahali makes history with the first halakhic guidebook for religious women in the IDF

Last night, a historic event took place at Mechinat Tzahali: the launch of the first ever halakhic guidebook for religious women in the IDF. The book, Shalom Becheileich, was authored by Rabbi Eli Reiff, who…
31/12/2017 - 14:12
26/12/2017 - 14:16

Seminar on educating students to achieve in the IDF

IDF statistics prove that the mechinot are a tremendous success at cultivating combat soldiers and commanders.
21/12/2017 - 14:19

All kinds of Chanuka celebrations at mechinot throughout Israel

Chanuka celebrations this week brought light to every part of the country. For eight days, mechina students learned about the significance of the holiday, light and darkness, revolt and tradition, and each mechina marked the…
18/12/2017 - 22:44

An Update to Our Partners & Friends - Recent Activities of The JCM

I want to quickly update you about the diverse activities, progress, and achievements of the Joint Council of Mechinot (Pre-Military Leadership Academies) during the 2016–2017 academic year and the beginning of the current year.
26/11/2017 - 11:20

The annual conference of the Joint Council of Mechinot in partnership with the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL)

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.”
16/11/2017 - 11:54

New Mechinot Year!

A new year started at the Mechinot across Israel. we gathered a few updated from around the country.
24/09/2017 - 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.
20/09/2017 - 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…
12/09/2017 - 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
12/09/2017 - 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
09/09/2017 - 11:23

Year Two for Shibolim

Disability mainstreaming at the mechinot enters its second year
05/09/2017 - 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…
01/09/2017 - 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.
20/08/2017 - 11:45

First Aid Course for Mechina Students

New mechina students have begun a first-aid course!
02/01/2017 - 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…
02/01/2017 - 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,…
02/01/2017 - 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.
02/01/2017 - 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…
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