Dani Zamir

CEO, National Council of Pre-Military Leadership Academics (Mechinot)

Dani Zamir is the CEO of the National Council of Pre-Military Leadership Academies (Mechinot), the umbrella organization that represents the 52 Mechinot in Israel. He is the founder of Mechinat Rabin, the Yitzhak Rabin Pre Army Leadership Development Academy at HaMidrasha and heads the Department for Young Communities at HaMidrasha at Oranim College. Dani has achieved the rank of Major (res.) in the Israel Defense Forces and is a practicing lawyer.

Dani is a consummate educator who inspires young Israelis to take an active role in their communities and to make their IDF service meaningful. By instilling in these young people a true understanding of social responsibility, by connecting them to their Jewish culture and by cultivating in them a commitment to the betterment of society, Zamir is helping nurture generations of committed, thoughtful and compassionate leaders.

Dani lives on Moshav Karkum with his wife Ella and they have raised three children who are graduates of Mechinat Rabin, who are officers in the army and who today are community activists.