The objective of Maslul Michael is to bridge the gap that exists between lone soldiers from foreign backgrounds and native-born Israeli soldiers drafting into the IDF. Those who take part will be better prepared for the army, better integrated into Israeli society and ready for pre-draft interviews and try-outs.
The curriculum of Maslul Michael is based on the methodologies and content of existing Israeli mechina (Pre-Army Academies) as a model, with changes and adaptations made to best fit the needs and backgrounds of the incoming immigrant or Mahal volunteer lone soldiers.
Program Dates: June 12-August 3, 2017 (8 weeks)
Program costs $100, which includes: Full board (3 meals-a-day), lodging, insurance, transportation during the 8 weeks, and all activities.
*Participants are responsible for their own flights to Israel (and return if not drafting).
The Maslul Michael program is operated in partnership by the Lone Soldier Center in memory of Michael Levin, Mehinat Kol Ami, the IDF Education Corps, the Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption.
Participants must be at least 18 years by August 2017.
Accommodations: Dorm rooms on Mechinat Kol Ami’s campus in the Jerusalem Forest.
At the end of the 8 weeks, participants are assisted with the draft process, whether it be through Mahal, Garin Tzabar or independent Aliyah. There is no requirement that participants must enlist or make Aliyah after the mechina program.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Lone Soldier Center’s Jerusalem Office 02-502-2211