Joint Council of Pre-Military Leadership Academies

Joint Council of Pre-Military Leadership Academies
Program Name: 
Judaism, Zionism and Jewish Peoplehood for students of the Pre-Military Leadership Academies (Mechinot)
Grant Year: 
2015
Grant Type: 
Israel
Grant Amount: 
$200,000
Interest Area: 
Jewish Identity
Grant Purpose: 

Judaism, Zionism and Jewish Peoplehood for Students of the Pre-Military Leadership Academies (Mechinot) exposes thousands of high school graduates to Jewish literature, holidays, history, practice and communities through participation in a 1-year Mechina program.

Description: 

Founded in 2009, the Joint Council of Pre-Military Leadership Academies (The Council) works to promote cooperation and define the vision and joint goals of each of the 46 Pre-Military Leadership Academies (Mechinot) serving 3,000 students each year.  The Council assists in advancing the study and absorption of the following subject matters in all Mechinot: Zionism and Jewish identity; Jewish peoplehood; social leadership; service in the public and military sectors; acquaintance with the ultra-Orthodox; learning Israeli-Arab language and culture; and becoming familiar with special needs individuals.  It also promotes engagement in community volunteer work and support of alumni.  

 

Grant Quote: 

"The Foundation’s generous grant supports pluralistic Jewish studies in twenty academies, reaching over 1,200 students, helping to develop the next generation of Israeli leadership.” - Dani Zamir, CEO