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In August 2014, 350 young adults made aliyah from around the world in order to join the Israel Defense Force. They have already formed 12 garinim (smaller groups). Traditionally, a Garin, a Hebrew term for a small group of immigrants settled in Israel witht eh ability to help each other and keep each other strong. These 350 young adults were officially welcomed to Israel by heads of state, recognized for their commitment to Israel particularly in such a challenging time. For the next three months they will be settled with their garin on either a kibbutz or in a town. They will become acclimated to all Israel has to offer. They will be immersed in an intensive ulpan (Hebrew language class), and participate in an army preparatory program. They will be tested and interviewed ultimately to determine how they can best serve the State of Israel.