History

Garin Mahal (formely Aish Machal) is a Nonprofit organization established in 2009 in cooperation with Israel's Ministry of Defense. Garin Mahal provides the following services:

 

ENLISTMENT INTO THE IDF

Garin Mahal assists lone soldiers with their enlistment into the IDF. To date, Garin Mahal has assisted over 1000 volunteers from America, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Spain, South Africa and Sudan. 

6 WEEK PRE - ARMY PROGRAM

Garin Mahal runs an intense 6 week pre - army program uniquely designed for lone soldiers from the diaspora. The first program was launched in May 2010. The Garin Mahal 6 week pre - army program was the first ever "mechina"  for lone soldiers and is the only program run by lone soldiers.

BEIT MAHAL

In September 2016 Garin Mahal established a "Beit Mahal" centrally located in the heart of Jerusalem which provides free housing and draft assistance for any oleh or volunteer lone soldier coming to serve in the IDF. 

ISRAEL ADVOCACY TRAINING

Once discharged, approximately 25% of the lone soldiers make Aliya. Those volunteers that do not make Aliya return to their homes overseas, where they serve a vital role as ambassadors to Israel both on campus and within their own communities.