Habonim — second half of year in gear!

Shorashim group in the Old City of Jerusalem, at the Hurva Synagogue

It’s been a month of amazing international experiences for our Habonim members — with trips to Budapest and Israel (via the Shorashim programme) taking place.

A delegation of 15 madrichim and our eight Shnatties were maddies on Camp Hallelujah, a summer camp run by Habonim Dror Olami, where hundreds of kids from around the world (Israel, Hungary, Ukraine, Italy, etc.) take part in a week-long programme run by our South African Madrichim. It was an amazing success, with all the children having a fantastic experience and our madrichim coming back feeling refreshed and inspired for the rest of the year. 

Our Grade 10 channichim enjoyed an amazing two-week tour around Israel, led by three madrichim — Gina Levi, Brad Lubner and Ruby Gimpel. For many, this was their first taste of a Habonim programme, and we couldn’t be more excited that they were able to go on Shorashim with us and start their journey in HDSA.

We were also able to run two seminars this month — Hanhaggah Sem II and Va’ad Machaneh Seminar (VM Sem). Hanhaggah Sem II was held in Johannesburg and granted the leadership of the movement an opportunity to reflect on the first six months and make plans for the rest of the year. VM Sem was held on the campsite for all the Roshim of Machaneh this December, meaning that preparation is well underway for a huge Machaneh this year!

Aleh V’Hagshem! Jeffrey Gutman, S’gan Mazkira Klali

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