Council of Youth Movements in Israel (CYMI)
1 Jasmine St., Ramat Efal 52960 Israel Tel. 972-3-5354777 Fax 972-3-7369101
The Council of Youth Movements in Israel, established in 1974 and registered as a non-profit association in 1982, is a volunteer umbrella organization for the youth movements in Israel. CYMI functions as an auxiliary body and meeting place for the movements, which represent the entire political, religious and social spectrum. Within the CYMI framework, the heads of the movements address topical subjects such as education, youth involvement in social processes, and community projects, as well as current problems in Israeli society. All CYMI activity is nonpartisan and complies fully with the laws and spirit of the Zionist movement and the Proclamation of Israel’s Independence.
CYMI also coordinates between the movements in matters such as nationwide field trips, summer camps, safety, health and security, and operates its own camp in Isfiya. CYMI maintains ties with corresponding youth councils in other nations and organizes youth delegation exchanges with them.
The CYMI members comprise the various movement secretary-generals, who elect one of their peers as chairperson. The elected member fills both positions concurrently – CYMI chairperson and movement secretary-general.
Different committees convene under the auspices of CYMI, e.g., training, enterprises, treasurers, etc. Each committee is headed by an elected chair for a designated period.
The CYMI treasurer is elected from amongst the movement treasurers, also for a designated period.
The CYMI secretary-general is a CYMI employee responsible for monitoring the implementation of decisions made by the management and the committees.
CYMI works in cooperation with the Society and Youth Administration in the Ministry of Education.