Join your national shichvah (age group) for North America’s longest running Israel gap year program. During this 9 month experience you will live collectively in kvutzot (small groups) and travel the country while learning about the diverse history of Israel, the Israeli people, and the Hebrew language. Meet your peers from the international Habonim Dror community and be a part of this life changing adventure.
Machanot Kayitz — מחנות קיץ
Habonim Dror machanot (summer camps) provide children ages 8 – 17 with a unique camping experience. Based on the model of a kibbutz, each machaneh (camp) creates a close-knit community based on the ideals of collective responsibility, respect, equality and friendship. A wealth of activities, programs and scouting events are offered at each machaneh: from arts and crafts to Hebrew songs and rikud (Israeli dancing); a full sports program to nature study. Campers will grow physically, emotionally and intellectually in a creative, open and caring environment. Habonim Dror has been providing a machaneh experience since 1932.
מחנה בונים בישראל
Experience Israel by participating in the most unique program of its kind from North America. Join MBI for a five week summer adventure with your post grade 10 national shichva (age group). On MBI you will travel the country from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv; from the Golan Heights to the Negev. Learn first hand about the Israeli people, their history, culture and society.
Ido, 34, comes to us from Pardes Hana. He is married to Nurit and father to Alma, a 1 year-old baby. He grew up in Kfar Kish (in the north of Israel), where he was a chanich and a madrich in the B’nei-haMoshavim youth movement (a division within our sister movement of haNoar haOved v’haLomed). He is a social worker with experience with youth at risk and adolescence groups in Israel.
Hila, 23, was raised in Gan Ner, near Mt. Gilboa. Hila was involved in the B’nei-haMoshavim youth movement since she was 10 years old. She was a chanicha and a madricha in the Gan Ner ken and continued on to a Shnat Sheirut, year of community service, organizing community events as a madricha. Hila is fluent not only in Hebrew and English, but also in Arabic and Portuguese.
Nadav, 23, is from Jerusalem, where he was a chanich and madrich, for at-risk youth, in the Tzophim (Israeli Scouts). Prior to his military service, he volunteered for a year of service and learning in the ha’Emek, a pre-army academy. Nadav also attended the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership where he studied the bible, Talmud, and Western philosophy.
The Winter Seminar Registration and Scholarship Application are now available online!
Program Dates: December 25-30, 2014
Location: PEEC Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, PA
- Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15th, 2014
- Winter Seminar Registration Deadline: October 30th, 2014
- Late Registration: October 31st, 2014 – November 28th, 2014
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Yachad is seeking a self-motivated and innovative individual to join the staff as Program Coordinator. This position is responsible for working with the Executive Director and Construction Manager, to facilitate the organization’s single family home repair program, in particular, working with lower-income homeowners and volunteer groups. The ideal candidate will have a background in project management, some understanding of basic construction and strong organizational skills to be able to manage a variety of constituencies—homeowners, volunteers, contractors.
The Thought-Leadership & Capacity-Building department of Hazon includes Adamah, Teva, all of our food programs, the Jewish Greening Fellowship, our regional offices, developing the JOFEE Network, and a range of special projects. The overall intent of this work is to create a healthier and more sustainable Jewish community, and a healthier and more sustainable world for all. It’s exciting, interesting and challenging, and we’re steadily growing and deepening what we do. We’re now looking for an outstanding Fellow who’ll join this team to work with the Associate Director of the Thought-Leadership & Capacity-Building Department in supporting this area.
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