Options for Religious Women

2022-07-26T10:04:00+00:00Pre-Draft|

Religious females who can serve in the IDF, either doing their mandatory time or because they volunteered, have three main options: drafting straight into the IDF through regular channels, joining a religious Garin, or receiving a religious exemption.

Guide to a Religious Army Service

2022-08-02T08:45:28+00:00Pre-Draft|

There are a wide range of programs available for religious men and women drafting into the IDF, ensuring a religious service and acclimation to civilian life, if necessary. Read more to learn about the programs offered by the army and other private organizations.

Yom Giyus (Draft Day)

2022-07-26T08:22:15+00:00Pre-Draft|

The Tzav Giyus is a letter you will receive in the mail that provides information about your draft day, including when and where you are expected to be.

Specialized Army Programs

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Hesder - a 42 month commitment, involving 26 months of Yeshiva study and 16 months of active army service. As part of Hesder, soldiers are drafted together into a field unit.

Tzav Rishon (First Notice) and IDF Draft

2022-07-26T09:24:28+00:00Pre-Draft|

The Tzav Rishon (First Notice) is the first step in the army's drafting process. When you make Aliyah, your information will be sent to Misrad Hapnim (Ministry of the Interior). After this process has taken place, a Tzav Rishon will be sent to the address listed in your Teudat Zehut. If you move, make sure that you update the address in your Teudat Zehut at your local branch of Misrad Hapnim. You can expect to receive your Tzav Rishon anywhere within 6-12 months after making Aliyah.

Army Packing List for Men

2021-12-14T15:16:44+00:00Pre-Draft|

The following is a list of items to bring with you when you go to your Lishkat Hagiyus (drafting office) on the day of your Tzav Giyus (draft notification). Pack all items in a 60 to 90 liter bag. Make sure you bring enough toiletries and clothing to last for a two week period.

Army Packing List for Women

2021-12-14T12:56:55+00:00Pre-Draft|

The following is a list of items to bring with you when you go to your Lishkat Hagiyus (drafting office) on the day of your Tzav Giyus (draft notification). Pack all items in a 60 to 90 liter bag. Make sure you bring enough toiletries and clothing to last for a two week period.

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