Youth Movements roundup

Habonim Dror madrichim at Herzlia High School for matric-dance-themed visit

Catch up with Habonim, Bnei Akiva and Diller Teen Fellows this month!

Habo’s homecoming

As the days until Machaneh becomes shorter, the anticipation for it just grows and grows. The fact that we are literally two months away from it feels absolutely surreal, considering that we’ve been deprived of Machaneh for so long. Many people may have never experienced one before, or may have forgotten about it and simply do not remember the feeling of stepping out from the bus onto the Onrus campsite. There is no better place to be in December, which is why we urge you to send your kids for just the best time they will ever have. If you’d like to sign up, please click here

We did get to experience a taste of what December has to offer with an amazing Mini Mach that took place from 30 September to 2 October, led by the two Brads — Brad Gottschalk and Brad Lubner. There could be no better way to get everyone pumped and excited for the real thing with our last event on the campsite. Not only did it serve to build up to December, it stood for itself as a weekend of incredible fun and an insane atmosphere. Well done to everyone who helped run it — we can’t wait to see all the children back in December.

One of the other highlights from last month was our matric-dance-themed visit to Herzlia High School. A large number of madrichim came dressed in their best formal fits and handed out roses to the school to support the matric class of 2022 for their matric dance. It was an incredible visit, and we even had time to take some cute pictures!

Lastly, we hosted our annual Bogrimot Amazing Race! The bogrim body raced through Cape Town, deciphering clues and anecdotes, and naturally, I won in the end, so it was definitely a night well spent. It was great to see such an incredible turnout from our ever-growing bogrim body, and it’s even more inspiring to see our young madrichim take a hold of our movement — their movement. 

We hope you had a Shana Tova! Aleh V’Hagshem!

Jeffrey Gutman, Rosh Publications

Aloh Na’aleh — We Rise Up

Hello! I hope that you are all doing well and had beautiful and meaningful chagim. 

Bnei Akiva has been hosting our weekly events: soccer, appreciation tochniot, and fun outings around Cape Town — all leading up to our phenomenal camp which is bound to be our best ever. 

After two years of anticipation, we are finally returning to our beloved campsite! Through the ideas of Torah V’Avodah and religious Zionism, Machaneh aims to create a space where madrichim and channichim are enriched, inspired and motivated to become active contributors to society. We are bringing together hundreds of people in an environment that is safe and fun. The beach, tiyulim, chuggim, Zionism, inspiring tochniot, powerful ruach sessions, Torah-learning and non-stop action are all happening this year at Machaneh Aloh Na’aleh. The whole year our madrichim take care and look out for our channichim, forming bonds that will last forever. Now we reach the climax — make sure you’re there! You can also sign up to participate in amazing activities all year round! — Eytan Labe

Mazal Tov to our Junior Counsellors!


t is with great excitement that we welcome Shay-Lee Geva and Taya Allardice to the Diller Teen Fellows staff team for 2022-2023.

Throughout their fellowship year, both Shay-Lee and Taya displayed exceptional leadership abilities, and we are very privileged to have them joining the staff team for this extended leadership experience. The Junior Counsellors, along with programme coordinator Martine Katz, are responsible for running all educational and logistical elements of the programme. We wish Shay-Lee and Taya behatzlacha as they take on this new challenge, and we look forward to a fantastic year ahead, filled with meaning, impact and engagement for our community’s youth! — Martine Kawalsky Katz, Diller Teen Fellows Cape Town Programme Coordinator

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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