Last week, young men and women who will come to Israel next year to attend mechinot (pre-military leadership academies)—including both Tzofim (Israel Scouts) members and others—took part in a preparatory seminar about what awaits them. Representing the Joint Council of Mechinot were Stav Karmel, coordinator of the Yachad project, and Oded Stein, head of the Kfar Hanasi affiliate of the Mechina of the Upper Galilee.
In all, 36 candidates spent three days in Manhattan preparing for next year. We’re waiting to see you in Israel. Good luck!