ALIYAH & IDF PREP FOR JEWISH MEN 17-20

Do you want to make Aliyah and Join the IDF?
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Want more detail? Watch the recorded webinar below, hear from the head of the program, a student (now graduate), his father and a graduate who was in a special unit, not out of the IDF.

While the event is no longer live, you can still watch the recording and chat in your questions. We will do our best to answer them.

WEBINAR: IDF PRE ARMY MECHINA FOR JEWISH MEN AGES 17-20

35 comments
avrahamv
avrahamv

Make Aliyah after high school!!!! Graduate to Israel!

MritunjaySharma
MritunjaySharma

Hello , this is Mritunjay sharma from India . I am an Engineer in Electronics and Telecommunication . Want to join Israel Forces .Is there any scope for me ? if not, please try to give opportunities to people who really wants to serve with this Army.  

Regards

TommiKortelainen
TommiKortelainen

Hello, and greetings from Finland! I'm a new convert to Judaism. I'm currently studying to become a practical nurse. After I graduate, I would like to make aliyah and join IDF. So I would like to know can I become a combat medic? Or do I need more medical education?

Thank you!

Victory4867Plus
Victory4867Plus

HI,

I'm in an American yeshiva high-school and I will be graduating next year. I am highly motivated to make aliyah and join the army, and when I see your program it seems like a dream come true! A way to learn the language and culture as well as prepare for the army. 

But here's my question: I am from a Yeshiva that is considered "Charedi" by American standards. Of course this is not the Israreli charedi, we get a secular education (and a diploma) as well as our Religious education. What would the culture be like? Would this program not be for me because of my background?

Thanks,

Aaron

ChannaJenniferAnnSwenson
ChannaJenniferAnnSwenson

Great thank you so much. Im sure my son will have some Questions but he wont be home till 2 pm est today hes at school .Thank you for replying. We will watch the vid together when he gets home!

ChannaJenniferAnnSwenson
ChannaJenniferAnnSwenson

We Miss this the link in the email did not send us here...We sent email for help..very sad we miss this great program 

idfprep
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Thank you for attending!

ruthfingerhut
ruthfingerhut

Just want add that the commttment that the boys are making tests the idealism of the parent, how committed they are to the ideals that they have raised their son with, speaking of myself

Fallen2541
Fallen2541

Big gun....that's an MTAR correct?

rebyosef
rebyosef

what if you have no motivcation to learn is this a place that will instill that in you or do you have to come in wanting to learn 


EthanWeiss
EthanWeiss

I have a question, Do you need to be very observant to Judaism to be successful in the IDF?

rebyosef
rebyosef

what is expected in terms of learning ?

Fallen2541
Fallen2541

And sorry about the profile picture. I guess the livefyre automatically connected to my gravatar account

Fallen2541
Fallen2541

Is there an olpan or a hebrew learning program that American's go into?

idfprep
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If you have any questions chat them in here.


idfprep
idfprep moderator

This is it.


rebyosef
rebyosef

I am registered, but did not get login information...

idfprep
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idfprep
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@Victory4867Plus  Congratulations on your decision to make aliyah! First of all, as far as our program is concerned it's not about your background that matters as much as what your future plans are. We take young men from all types of backgrounds. The common denominator is IDF service with a willingness to grow in Torah. The question for you would be are you an "all day" learner? ThenHesder would be better for you. If your focus is to get into a special unit or a particular unit that you may be the only religious guy or you prefer a combination of learning and physical activies then Mechina would be better. I suggest you watch the webianr all the way through you willl best understand the enviroment and culture more than I could write it to you. I also suggest setting a time to talk to me. Feel free to contact me. avraham@idfprep.org

idfprep
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@ChannaJenniferAnnSwenson  Everything was recorded. Just click play and watch. If you have any questions please ask here and we will do our best to answer them.

idfprep
idfprep moderator

no its actually the micro tavor or the x95 it is the improved version of the tavor (tar-21)

idfprep
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@rebyosef That is a great question! Hold a moment and I will pass it on the Rav Michael

idfprep
idfprep moderator

@EthanWeiss  Shalom Ethan! I wanted to expand on my answer. There does seem to be some advantage:

The percentage of men in a Mechina army preparatory program who become officers is much higher than in the non Mechina population.  According to research published in the military journal Ma’arachot, 80 percent of religious preparatory program graduates join combat units, compared to 40 percent of all soldiers. Furthermore,  20 - 25 percent become officers, compared to 7 - 9 percent of all soldiers.  In three graduating officer course in June of 2012 statistics showed that 54 out of 216 officer training school graduates had attended a Mechina program prior to enlistment.  This is a very high number when compared to the relative number of Mechina graduates in the army.

idfprep
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@EthanWeiss No you don't, but you need to have good a good foundation of good morals and character. That goes for anything.