One had been offered a position in the Prime Minister’s office. Another had begun a degree in biotechnology from a leading Israeli university. Still another was directing a program for a national organization that protects and promotes the cultivation of state-owned land in Israel’s South. And then they came to Shalem.
What connects all these stories of talent, ambition, and idealism is a deep-rooted sense of service. Shalem students are selected not only on account of academic excellence and drive. They are chosen because they have already made a significant contribution to their community and country, whether in the army, through volunteer work, or at a pre-military leadership program combining social activism and study.
Most of all, they are chosen because they seek lives of influence. Israel needs leaders who believe that the business of life is not merely individual success, but the betterment of their state.
Leadership for Israel begins here.