Youth Movements roundup July 2021

Bnei Akiva
Bnei Akiva Cape Town has been very busy over Yom Ha’atzmaut, Lag BaOmer, Yom Yerushalayim and Shavuot! We shared events with Beit Midrash Morasha as well as visiting Jewish day schools. Shavuot was especially AMAZING seeing so many Jews coming together to learn. 

Since then we’ve had two movie night events for Grades 3s and 4s and Grade 5s and 6s as well as a Maddies Workshop session which Yoni Rosenthal, Rosh Machaneh, came down to host. 

Eytan Labe, Chairman Bnei Akiva Cape Town

The Maddies Workshop with Yoni Rosenthal

SAUJS is here for you
It has been a difficult few weeks for our SAUJS students. With the rise of tensions in the Middle East, social media has become a very uncomfortable place. SAUJS Western Cape wants to reassure you that we will continue to do anything in our power to ensure that campus always remains a safe and comfortable place for Jewish students.

Over the past few weeks, SAUJS held an information briefing about the conflict to allow our students to be more prepared and informed on how to handle the hate they are facing. If anyone would like this recording, or needs any other assistance, please DM us on any of our social media pages.

It is important note that we feel it is essential that we stay united during this time, and we have therefore started a SAUJS WC WhatsApp group.

If you are a young Western Cape Jew between the ages of 18 and 25 interested in attending social events, political events, fun days, business seminars, Jewish events or outreach, please send us your number so that we can add you.

Deena Katzen, SAUJS WC Chairperson

Habonim — back to basics
June was another important month for HDSA Cape Town, even though it perhaps was missing some of the prior thrills of our April and May. With everything going on in Israel and Palestine, we doubled down on our movement’s commitments to our Zionism pillar. We ran educational seminars, prepared news updates and contributed to our monthly newsletter — all on the topic of what exactly caused the conflict, what it means for both sides, and how our members should navigate discussion spaces on the topic going forward. It was one of our first exposures of educational content this year. It was constructive, challenging and compassionate.

We have also started revisiting the day schools that we have missed so much. It has been great to see some of the familiar faces, as well as how some of our channichim have grown since our last proper interactions at Machaneh 2019. By now our ken will have broken up, but stay tuned for events for your children in the school holidays — we are working tirelessly to analyse COVID-19 cases and trends to make sure our events are as safe as they are fun.

Aleh v’Agshem!
Aaron Kruss-van der Heever, Rosh Ken Cape Town

Follow us on our social media pages to find out what we are planning next, hope to catch you at the next event!

Keep up to date!
Habonim: website: Habonim Dror SA, Facebook HabonimSA
Netzer: website:, Instagram netzer_southafrica
Bnei Akiva: website: Beni Akiva South Africa, Facebook Bnei Akiva Cape Town
SAUJS Western Cape: Facebook @SAUJS, Instagram @saujs_westerncape
Diller Teen Fellows: website: Diller Teen Fellows , Facebook Diller Teen Fellows, Instagram

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