Combat Draft Dates

Non-Combat Draft Dates

March, August, November All year long — depends on courses.
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Gibbushim (Special Forces Tryouts) Dates

Yom Sayerot

January, October

Gibush Tayis (Air Force)

April, October

Gibush Sayeret Matkal, Shayetet 13 and Chovlim (Naval special units), Sheldag, and 669

April, November

Tzanchanim (Paratroopers) and Duvduvan (Paratrooper special unit)

April (July and November drafts), December (March draft)

End of every Michve Elon course (both three month and three week courses)

Gibbushim for Infantry Units (Golani, Nachal, Givati)

Usually occurs during first few weeks of tironut

Gibbush Lochemot

January, February, March, and October

Special Courses for Olim

Three-Month Hebrew Course at Michve Elon:

Occurs in December preceding March draft, in May preceding August Draft, and August preceding November draft.

Three-Week New Immigrant Preperation Course at Michve Elon (Olim leYachash):

Occurs three times a year, one month before combat draft dates.

Course Nativ

The two month course occurs five times a year in various locations. Ask your Mashakit Tashabout specific dates and signing up.

Full Service Programs

Garin Tzabar:

Arrive in Israel August. Begin IDF around November.  Before arriving in Israel, five seminars occur throughout various regions in the United States to prepare participants forAliyah and the IDF. 

Machal:

Arrive in Israel three months prior to draft. Combat drafts occur in August, March andNovember. If you have a low Hebrew proficiency, expect to draft to Michve Elon three months prior to combat draft dates. Non-combat drafts occur all year round.  Be in touch with Machal about setting up your Tzav Rishon and starting draft process upon arrival in Israel.

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Combat Draft Dates

Non-Combat Draft Dates

March, August, November All year long — depends on courses.
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Gibbushim (Special Forces Tryouts) Dates

Yom Sayerot

January, October

Gibush Tayis (Air Force)

April, October

Gibush Sayeret Matkal, Shayetet 13 and Chovlim (Naval special units), Sheldag, and 669

April, November

Tzanchanim (Paratroopers) and Duvduvan (Paratrooper special unit)

April (July and November drafts), December (March draft)

End of every Michve Elon course (both three month and three week courses)

Gibbushim for Infantry Units (Golani, Nachal, Givati)

Usually occurs during first few weeks of tironut

Gibbush Lochemot

January, February, March, and October

+ Courses for Olim

Special Courses for Olim

Three-Month Hebrew Course at Michve Elon:

Occurs in December preceding March draft, in May preceding August Draft, and August preceding November draft.

Three-Week New Immigrant Preperation Course at Michve Elon (Olim leYachash):

Occurs three times a year, one month before combat draft dates.

Course Nativ

The two month course occurs five times a year in various locations. Ask your Mashakit Tashabout specific dates and signing up.

+ Service Programs

Full Service Programs

Garin Tzabar:

Arrive in Israel August. Begin IDF around November.  Before arriving in Israel, five seminars occur throughout various regions in the United States to prepare participants forAliyah and the IDF. 

Machal:

Arrive in Israel three months prior to draft. Combat drafts occur in August, March andNovember. If you have a low Hebrew proficiency, expect to draft to Michve Elon three months prior to combat draft dates. Non-combat drafts occur all year round.  Be in touch with Machal about setting up your Tzav Rishon and starting draft process upon arrival in Israel.