Habonim back in the groove

After a break since the end of Machaneh Hashivah Habayitah, we were excited to kick off our first programme of the year with the same energy and excitement. 

Mini Mach 1, organised by our passionate madrichim, was well attended, with many channichim bringing their friends to experience a taste of the ‘Habo magic’. Throughout the weekend, the madrichim ran a fun-filled camp that kept the channichim engaged and energised. The activities and games were designed to promote teamwork, creativity, and problem-solving skills, while also teaching important Jewish values and traditions.

Some highlights included an explosive Havdallah and Machaneh-wide game of Capture the Flag, which required teamwork and strategy to steal the opposing team’s flag. The game was intense and competitive, but also provided an opportunity to bond, and build lasting friendships. There were also educational sessions that taught about Jewish values and traditions. The channichim learned about the significance of Zionism, Judaism and Service to Humanity central pillars to Habonim Dror. Channichim had a fantastic time, and learned important life skills and lessons. The programme was testament to the passion and dedication of our madrichim, who worked tirelessly to create a fun and engaging experience.

We are excited about our upcoming April Sem, an exclusive seminar for Shomrim (Grade 11) and Bog 1 (Grade 12) groups that will take place over Pesach. The programme aims to teach our older channichim about the history and culture of Habonim, and to inspire them to become leaders within the movement and greater community. Channies will learn about the founding principles of the movement and its key figures, as well as its modern-day values and activities. April Sem will be filled with interactive sessions and discussions, and fun activities that promote team-building and leadership skills. We hope to empower our members with the knowledge and tools to make a positive impact on the world, and are excited to see their growth and development as they engage in the movement on a deeper level, ultimately becoming well-informed and powerful madrichim themselves. Chag Sameach! Ella Mendelow, Rosh Publications

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