Rabbi Rafi Peretz
Founder of the Mechina

& Rosh HaYeshiva
Rabbi Peretz was the Chief Rabbi of
the Armed Services. Prior to this he was an
IDF reserve pilot.

Rabbi Eli Adler
Ra”m Emunah

Rav Eli Studied at Yeshivaht Beit El, Mercaz Harav, and the Atzmona Kollel at Gush Katif. Aside from teaching in the Yeshivah, Rav Eli teaches at other Yeshivot throughout Israel. Rav Eli has also published books Tefilat Yesharim on prayer, Ohel Yesharim on marriage, and VeHigadta Lebincha on the Haggada. Rav Eli is one of the founding members of the Yishuv Naveh in Chalutza. He serves as a first lieutenant in a logistics division in the IDF.

Rabbi Naftali Schonfeld
Shana Alef Ra”m

Made aliya from Belgium at the age of 18, learnt at Yeshivat Mercaz Harav and Har Hamor. Before joining the Mechina and moving to Naveh with his wife and 6
children they lived in Tel Aviv for 6 years while learning at Yeshivat Tel Aviv. Rabbi Schonfeld served as Rabbi of a community in Ramat Aviv.

Rabbi Yaron Levy
Head of the English
Speakers Program

Rabbi Levy studied at Bnei David before starting his milatry service. He served as an officer in the Golani infantry unit. After completing his military service, he returned to Bnei David and studied in the post-army yeshiva program.He then continued his studies under Rabbi Shlomo Aviner at Yeshivat Ateret Yerushalayim.


His background in education includes:
teaching in the English speaking programs of Yeshivot; Leading youth groups from the U.S in Israel; and serving as a teacher in the IDF conversion seminar. He served as rabbi of the Ohr Yissachar Ve-Simcha synagogue in Jerusalem and held the position of Ram at the Ateret Yerushalayim pre-army yeshiva. Rabbi Levy is an officer in the reserves.

Otzem - Pre-Military Torah Academy

  • Facebook Social Icon
About Us
Our program
Our staff
Otzem experiance
Sign Up
Donate now
Show More
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White YouTube Icon