Habonim Dror Southern Africa is globetrotting

The June/July period is shaping up to be a massive month for Habonim this year with multiple international events happening.

Firstly, a group of 15 Grade 10s will be going to Israel this July on our Shorashim programme. Shorashim is always a highlight of the year, with the tour consisting of the classic experiences on offer such as the Dead Sea and Masada. Also, a group of 30 of our madrichim are jetting off to Budapest to run Camp Hallelujah (also known as the Hallelujah Project). Camp Hallelujah is a programme run by Habonim Dror Olami for Jewish children around the world, with kids from countries such as Sweden, Israel, Ukraine, Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Switzerland all attending. 

Nofesh is coming soon to our beautiful Onrus campsite, and will kick off on 11 July. It will be unique compared to everything we have run before, and will serve as a mini-vacation for Grade 7s to 9s. It’s going to be a week of live music, outings and activities that will be sure to act as the perfect refreshment to end off the holidays. 

Being proudly based within South Africa as a bustling youth movement, Youth Day is a significant moment, encapsulating core elements of what Habonim prides itself on. This includes high quality informal education and youth empowerment that emerges from our programmes as chaverim develop their own identity and passions. Keep your eyes on our social media platforms to stay informed about ongoings within the movement and collaborations with our broader South African network.

In other news, we have secured a brand new Bayit to hold our events, house our movement workers, and act as a centre for movement activities within the Cape Town Habo community. An exciting location for the Bayit situates us in Sea Point, around the corner from the Marais Road Shul. This opens many opportunities for engagement with the core location of the Jewish community within Cape Town today. So, chaverim, ex-chaverim and community at large, please contact us to come visit, get acquainted with the space, and meet the people running Habonim today.

Aleh V’hagshem! Sasha Rodenacker, Rosh Bogrim

Keep up to date!
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SAUJS Western Cape: Facebook @SAUJS, Instagram @saujs_westerncape
Diller Teen Fellows: website: Diller Teen Fellows , Facebook Diller Teen Fellows, Instagram @diller.capetown

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