Youth Movements roundup

Bnei Akiva's Eytan Labe prepares bags of clothing to donate to JCS Bargains Galore.

Bnei Akiva — #BneiBuilds

Bnei Akiva organised national Zoom events during July, to occupy both our channichim and madrichim during their holidays. This included collecting clothes for JCS, writing a message of thanks to CSO, and a magic show!

We were so excited to bring to you #BneiBuilds. In nine days of destruction — together we built! During these nine days, #BneiBuilds built ourselves, our community and our relationships with others.

It’s hard being so far away from the channichim during their holidays but we were so happy to be there for them even if it was at a distance. Bnei Akiva Cape Town is excited to begin in-person events soon, when the community is a bit safer, and we can’t wait to see our channichim and madrichim together again!

Eytan Labe

SAUJS — calling all Jewish youth 18 – 30

If you are between the ages of 18 and 30, and living in the Western Cape, you are warmly invited to the SAUJS WC online info session happening this month. SAUJS WC aims to remain a place for all Jewish youth even if you are not a registered student. We understand that this time, following from last year, has been very turbulent and as such we remain committed to fostering a sense of community, fostering growth opportunities, and providing exciting social events. If you would like to plan events and join an incredible committee, reach out to us on our socials and attend our AGM in October. All details will be posted on our Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp groups.

Cassandra Mayekiso

Diller Teen Fellows

Applications for Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 7 are officially open!

All Jewish Grade 10s in Cape Town who are looking to extend their leadership experiences, connect with teens locally and globally, and make an impact in our community – Diller Teen Fellows is for you!

For more information we welcome all parents and teens to our Cohort 7 information session taking place on Thursday, August 19th at 6pm on Zoom.

For details on the Zoom session, applications and interviews please email or find the information on our Instagram page

The application form can be found at the QR code above, on our Instagram page or by emailing for the link. Applications close 30 September 2021.

Martine Kawalsky

Habonim — improvise, adapt and overcome!

Having entered the Covid-19 pandemic’s 3rd wave in South Africa, the Habonim Dror Cape Town Ken have been cycling through our fractured nation to try to heal and survive, as we prepare to take on yet another journey during these Covid times.

Habonim recently hosted a series of online events for our chanichim, known as ‘Habo Bingo’, consisting of various online games with the objective of ultimately completing a Bingo board.

The Ken VP has just completed a very successful bi-annual Hanhaggah seminar to discuss our future plans for the movement for the rest of the year.

We are also excited to announce that we have had a few campsite upgrades in the form of two horses, chickens, ducks and rabbits.

Brynn Goldblatt
(Rosh Ken Cape Town)

‘Bliksem’ (front) and ‘Enrique’ (back) grazing on Red Square.


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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