IDF Officer Training
The IDF is a central meeting point for Israelis of all backgrounds. It is, for many, the first time an Israeli will encounter a Jew from a different background. During their service, soldiers confront hard-hitting dilemmas that exploit cultural barriers and threaten to deepen the cultural divides even further. As their first time encountering a multicultural environment, it is crucial for IDF soldiers to receive the necessary programming to appreciate and respect those from different backgrounds and learn to work together towards common goals.
Gesher provides that programming. Gesher’s IDF Officer’s Training Course is delivered to every officer today. The 6,000 young men and women who are carefully selected by the IDF each year for leadership positions undergo this intensive weeklong seminar. As military officers, these cadets serve as role models and guides for their troops, and as future citizen leaders, they will shape Israeli society for generations to come.