Youth Movements roundup

Bnei Maddies at Shabbaton in Franschoek

Shavuot with Netzer

Netzer is thrilled to have held the kids’ Shavuot sleepover at the Temple Israel synagogue, in Greenpoint.

The evening began with the annual cheesecake competition, after which we began our programme by creating bikkurim bags for charity. We decorated them and filled them with food donated by the congregation. 

We planned and led a Shavuot themed ma’amad service with the channichimot for the congregation. It was live-streamed across the Temple Israel community. After the service, we put on a movie for everyone to enjoy before heading to bed. 

We were all up bright and early the next morning, having tea and biscuits and playing outside until it was time to leave.  By Ghaim Atash

Habonim happenings

So many things have happened, are happening and will happen in Habonim this year that we felt it best to put them all in a crossword! 

Here’s a brief recap with some useful hints for the crossword…

The most exciting announcement is that our dates for Machaneh have been released. This year, camp will be from 9 to 27 December. We named our Va’ad Poel (VP) — the leadership body — for machaneh, with Jesse Lees filling the role of Rosh Machaneh! We are so excited for our first camp in two years and can’t wait to see our Onrus campsite filled to the brim once more. 

The campsite will be filled even sooner however, from 10 to 14 July as we are excited to welcome the Grades 3 – 9 to the campsite for Winter Camp — one of the best places to be for these holidays! Another one of the best places to be during July is Israel, where the Grade 10s and 11s (Ze’ev and Sufah) will be taken all the way across Israel for an action-packed three weeks, filled with all the vibes and kef that a person could hope for.

From 18 to 28 July, a delegation of our madrichimot partnered with Camp Hallelujah to help run a Machaneh in the famous city of Budapest. We are so grateful to have been allowed to do this in a foreign country, granting us the privilege of helping to inspire, educate and instil the uniqueness of Habo magic in kids from Israel, Hungary and many other countries. 

Aleh V’Hagshem – Jeffrey Gutman

Bnei Akiva

Our weekly events for the different Grades continue, ensuring fun-filled, meaningful and thought-provoking Tochniot. 

We assist in creating the future CT leadership with our Leadership Programme Sayeret and we are very excited to take them on our Hadracha Program to Israel shortly! Thirdly, together with Morasha Shul, we were so proud of the brilliance of our joint Tikkun Leil and dinner with record breaking numbers. We’ve also hosted an incredible Maddies Shabbaton and Yom Yerushalayim programme. Lastly we have run the most exciting Winter Camp for our Channichim! Filled with soccer, volleyball, beach, hikes, fun and meaningful Tochniot and the shabbas experience! Thank you to all that joined and for those that were away, we hope to see you next time.

As you can see, we are putting every effort to keep the Cape Town community inspired and connected! Have a lovely June-July holiday.    By Eytan Labe

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Bnei Akiva: website: Beni Akiva South Africa, Facebook Bnei Akiva Cape Town
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