While the ultra-Orthodox community is fulfilling its government-mandated enlistment objectives for the Israel Defense Forces, it is falling far short in supplying volunteers for civilian service, so that overall the community is not meeting its quotas for national service.

Although the two types of service are measured separately, they are considered together when calculating the enlistment objectives for each year. During draft year 2014 (which ended in July 2015), only 747 Haredim volunteered for national civilian service – half the government’s goal of 1,500. Enlistment in the IDF, on the other hand, came very close to meeting the objective of 2,300 men, with 2,280 enlisting.