• Girls: ages 18 to 22 (inclusive) at the day of enlistment
    • Boys: ages 18 to 23 (inclusive) at the day of enlistment
    • High school graduate
    • Commitment to participate in the program as defined in the admissions packet
    • Certificate of good conduct (proof of no prior criminal record)
    • Prior visits to Israel, or life in Israel for an accumulated time of two months or more
    • Not obligated to serve in the IDF, according to the law by the Ministry of Defense.
    • Participation in the preparation seminars
    • Must be eligible for Aliyah
    • Would be considered a “Lone Soldier” (parents do not currently live in Israel


    • Hebrew Level – While a good level of Hebrew is essential for successful integration and meaningful army service, it is not a requirement in order to get accepted to Garin Tzabar preparation process.
      However, we strongly advise you to start practicing Hebrew before your arrival in Israel – our Hebrew portal is a good place to start!

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