Magen Shaul

Pre-Military Preparatory Academy in Nokdim, The Etzion Bloc

From Challenge to Opportunity

Magen Shaul is a prominent pre-military preparatory academy (Mechinah) that nurtures
and supports students on their journey to adulthoo
through a meaningful military service and entry to adult-Israeli society

Our Doctrine

Love Eretz Yisrael

Love Am Yisrael

Love Torah

Our Mission

To prepare youth for the challenges of life in Israel by enhancing Jewish identity, physical, mental and spiritual strength

Our Success

Since 1996, our students have fortified their
inner faith and Jewish identity,
while developing leadership skills.

2,300 graduates have served in substantial
roles in the IDF; many in elite units and as commanders

Graduates continue serving the State of Israel
as productive citizens

Our Constituency

Our students are young passionate high school from all walks of life, both from Israel and abroad.

What We Offer

Enhancement of students' physical, spiritual and mental strength.
Our comprehensive program includes:

  • Military Training
  • Land Navigation Courses
  • Weapons & Marksmanship Training
  • Preparation for Special Forces Testing Day (Yom Sayarot)
  • Combat Fitness, Krav Maga & Self-Defense Classes
  • Mock try-outs for elite unit selection "gibushim"
  • Weekly lectures from inspiring Israelis
  • Weekly Jewish Studies – Talmud & Jewish Law (Halacha )
  • Field Trips throughout Israel
  • Conversational Arabic classes
  • Social and cultural activities

Spearheading the academy and shaping its students is Rabbi Itamar Cohen, Renowned educator and author of more than a dozen books on Emunah (Faith) – among them Or Haganuz (The Hidden Light) and Kadish Acharon (The Last Kaddish).

Choose your Impact

Naming Opportunities

  • The Bet Midrash Learning Center
  • The Library
  • The Small Synagogue
  • Classrooms
  • Renovation of student residences
  • Construction of new student accommodations
  • Gym Renovation and Expansion
  • Gym equipment acquisition
תוכן ספוילר

Scholarships for youth from disadvantaged backgrounds Monthly maintenance for students in the military graduate program


A monthly donation for the upkeep of our bulletproof bus for the students

Join Us - Together We Will Succeed