are you coming to israel because you want to serve your nation  and make a difference?

Yes? Apply to Become One of the 15 Young Men Accepted to this Unique Yeshiva

Grow in Torah, Serve YOUR Nation, Make a Difference...

ONLY 15 Young men are accepted each year to the Keshet Yehuda Pre-IDF Yeshiva for English Speakers...
Will You Be One of Them?

Keshet Yehuda Pre-IDF Yeshiva is an Israeli Pre-IDF Academy popularly known as the "Mechina".

About 15 years ago the Mechina started to accept English speakers in small numbers to its Pre-IDF Yeshiva.

Since then hundreds have gone on to successful IDF service. Some decided not to go to the IDF and went to their next stage in life, enjoying the valuable skills they learned at Keshet.

The one common thread that they all have is their love for the Jewish People and Nation.

They made a difference.

DO YOU WANT to Grow in Torah, Learn Hebrew Faster - And Get Into a Great IDF UNIT?

Let us let you in on a little secret…

Limited to Only 15 Students 

By keeping the ratio of English speakers to Hebrew speakers low and by living 24/7 with Israelis... you will learn Hebrew faster! How could you not?

Also, by having a smaller group you will get the attention you need to succeed in the program. Plus by living with Israelis you will become more mature and motivated to do your best.

Our main secret is no secret all... Torah is the key to success in life!

By combining the perfect combination of Torah and IDF preparation you succeed in your life whether you go to the IDF or not.

The Building Blocks to IDF Success




Avoid the Mistake of Thinking - I need to be a "Rambo" to get into a great unit.

It's not about how great of a shape you are in, or how tough you think you are. It's all about how mentally fit you are.

With serious Torah learning combined with physical training, you will no doubt be at the top of your game,

This is why our guys do so well in the IDF.

Here's what some top leaders in Israel have to say about the Keshet boys:

What leaders of Israel are saying about Keshet:

Mechinat Keshet Yehuda is one of the most outstanding Mechinot in Israel...

"Mechinat Keshet Yehuda is one of the most outstanding Mechinot in Israel and excels in training a cadre of combat soldiers, commanders, officers and regular soldiers that combine the Book and the Sword” 

Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau  //  Former Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi of Israel

Everything they do is for the good of the State of Israel...

“We see the graduates of the academy in every combat unit, in all the elite army, navy and air force units and in command positions. Everything they do is for the good of the State of Israel.”

General Tal Russo  //  Former Chief of Southern Command, IDF

Is this what you want?

  • To Be an Independent Torah Hebrew Speaking Jew
  • Be Ready to Serve and Build the Jewish Nation through Serious Torah Learning and IDF Preparation.
  • Get Trained in Leadership, Command Positions and Team Work
  • Become Mentally and Physically Fit for IDF Service and Life
  • And Understand the “Why” of why you are serving the Jewish Nation…

Then Keshet is the place for you...

Yes there are a LOT of choices for your Israel Program. But seriously, if you came to serve the Jewish Nation and are looking to get into the best unit you can... then don't wait until we are full!

Keep one thing in mind: We have ONLY 15 Spaces Available... when they are gone, we close the registration. This means you'll miss out on the chance to join other young men just like you who want meaning in their lives, to make a difference and take action!

ONLY 15 Spaces Available... when they are gone we close the registration.

Many young people are coming to Israel for a ""GAP" year program. Keep in mind... a gap is an empty space.
Young men that come to Keshet are looking for a fulfilling and meaningful program they want to make a difference for the Jewish Nation and themselves. They want to grow personally...

Grow in Torah, Serve YOUR Nation, Make a Difference...

But... Not Every Young Man Can Get In...

With the LIMITED number of spots.... 

YOU NEED TO ACT NOW... This isn't one of those "fake scarcity" tactics marketing uses to get you to click the button. This is as real as it gets. 15 spots are 15 spots and when they are taken... "that's all folks!"

Don't miss out...

"It is all because of Keshet and I’ve never been happier...."

"Keshet was the start of my new life. It’s a place you can come to and start the next chapter of your life and be who you want to be. Everything we do here is amazing and you learn how to become an adult. If you were to tell me where I would be today, I would probably laugh at you. It is all because of Keshet and I’ve never been happier.

Alan Kraim

Current Keshet Student

Either way... Keshet Delivers...

If it’s the IDF you’ll be ready.

If it’s University, you will have learned very valuable life skills and gained irreplaceable experiences that would be hard, if not impossible, to get elsewhere

You'll have an Authentic Israeli Experience in Israel

You'll have the best year in your life!

Interested in joining us?

Don't miss out on the once in a lifetime opportunity to be one of 15 Selected for the Keshet Program

"Everything they do is for the good of the State of Israel." 

 ~ GENERAL TAL RUSSO // Former Chief of Southern Command, IDF

In case you want to know...What's the difference between and Pre-IDF Yeshiva and an American Yeshiva in Israel?

A Pre-IDF Yeshiva, We don't just learn the Torah, we live the Torah... Torat Eretz Yisrael.

P.S.: Wherever you end up... may it be in Israel!

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