Recently the Directors of Civil – National service in Israel met with heads of Aguch and Tzach in Kfar Chabad to set qualifying criteria for young men and bochurim who wish to join the service. Those approved would serve at the Ohr Simcha Dormitory in Kfar Chabad.
The meeting was held at Aguch headquarters in Kfar Chabad. Those in attendance included Director of Tzach Rabbi Yosef Yitzchok Aharonov, members of Aguch Mordechai Gorodetzky and Biyomin Lifshitz, and members of Tzach, Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak Levenhartz, Rabbi Naftali Lipsker, and Rabbi Aharon Prus. Also in attendance were Chabad spokesman Rabbi Menachem Brod, Secretary of the Nachla Committee Rabbi Avrohom Alter Heber, manager of Aguch Rabbi Ariel Lemberg, and Secretary of Aguch Rabbi Menachem Leiter.
The Israeli government approved a law to allow national service for all citizens and residents of Israel who are not called to military service, and those that have an exemption from the army and would like to fulfill their duty.
Col was informed that those who qualify will be young men 22 and up who have at least one child, married young men 23 and up, and bochurim from age 26.
There will be two programs to choose from:
One year service – 40 hours a week.
Two year service – 20 hours a week
Young men who join the service will receive a monthly compensation of:
Married – 2 children 2100 NIS per month.
Married – 1 child 1900 NIS per month.
Married – 1500 NIS per month
Unmarried – 550 NIS per month
Additional expenses will be provided, including health insurance and transportation.