Army Preparation Courses for Olim Chadashim

Army Hebrew Course:

  • All Olim Chadashim with a low Hebrew level (determined by the IDF at your Tzav Rishon) will be required to begin their army service with a three-month Army Hebrew Course at the Michvei Elon base.
  • This course is devoted to giving Olim Chadashim the necessary Hebrew skills to succeed in the Army. The course includes one month of basic training. Those drafting as combat soldiers will do a more advanced level of basic training with their unit, following completion of the Hebrew course. Non-combat soldiers may be required to repeat basic training, depending on where they are placed.
  • Participating soldiers in this course will meet a placement officer near the end of the course to determine unit placement.
  • This course is conducted in December, March/April and August (preceding the March, August and November drafts).

Army Preparatory Course for Combat Soldiers:

  • All male Olim Chadashim that have a high Hebrew level (determined by the IDF at your Tzav Rishon), and are being drafted into a combat unit, will be required to begin their service with a three-week preparatory course at the Michve Elon base called Olim LeYachash.
  • This course is devoted to preparing these soldiers both mentally and physically for a successful army service in a combat unit.
  • Participating soldiers in this course will meet a placement officer near the end of the course to determine unit placement.
  • This course is conducted in February, July and October (preceding the March, August and November drafts).