OUR STORY

Closing Ranks ("Metzamtzemim Revachim") was founded in September 2015 by former
officers from IDF Paratroopers Battalion 50/101 and their wives. The gaps between Israeli citizens motivated us to make Israeli society more egalitarian.

We ensure everyone stays close together, in the same way as in the military marches, drills and operation.
We provide personal guidance and empowerment to young people who completed their military or national service and lack a strong family support, while transitioning to independent civilian living. We harness our abilities, connections and experience to help them with employment, education, housing, community relations and financial conduct.

Our volunteers, as well as the young people we support, are not necessarily graduates of our battalion

THE GOAL OF MENTORING

THE GOAL OF MENTORING

 

The mentoring we provide is meant to help the young people realize their potential with the help of meaningful, trusting
relationship with an adult, who is experienced and knowledgeable in a broad range of areas. The mentoring process seeks to help them become independent citizens, who make their own contribution to Israeli society

THE WORK SETTING

THE WORK SETTING

 

Accompanying a young man or woman for a period of at least one year, with a minimum of two meetings per month. Each meeting lasts 90 to 120 minutes
Matching between mentors and young people is done according to geographical proximity, the specific needs of the young person
and areas of interest. Special attention is given to identifying common grounds and personality similarities that would facilitate
the process. The venue and the timing of the meeting are coordinated by the young person and his/her mentor, based on their preferences. The mentors undertake to attend group training and enrichment sessions once a month. These sessions are facilitated by instructors with significant experience in relevant areas. Each training group consists of 10 mentors and the sessions are held in one of three regions: south of Ashdod; center (Ashdod to Hadera) and north of Hadera

  • OUR YOUNGSTERS

    FROM OUR FIFTH UNIVERSITY
       

    • OUR YOUNGSTERS

      FROM OUR FIFTH UNIVERSITY
         

      OUR PARTNERS

      לוגו משרד הרווחה
      Israel's Welfare Ministry
      לוגו הקרן להכוונת חיילים משוחררים
      Israel's Ministry of Defence
      לוגו למרחב
      Lamerhav
      לוגו משרד החינוך ועליית הנוער
      Israel's Ministry of Education
      לוגו אחריי
      Aharai!

      OUR FOUNDERS

      Doron and Didi Almog, Benny Gantz, Alon Schuster, Uri Erlich, Assaf and Hadas Bashan, Liora Alkalay, Gidi Zur, Danny and Niva (Elkin) Koren, Isaac and Daphna (Herold) Shefer, Neta Moran, Gidon and Yifat Elisar, Avi and Ilana Shaked (Hazazi), Omri and Yaara Eiger.

      Organizational Structure 2020 – 2021