Habonim

New young Zionists are tired of waiting

By Hannah Weisfeld, November 16, 2012

In September 1999, I left home to spend a year in Israel with a youth movement that had filled my Sunday afternoons, winter and summer, for the entirety of my teenage years. That journey had more impact on shaping my identity than any other experience I'd had so far and cemented my relationship to Israel.

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How youth groups are meeting the challenge of tough times

By Jennifer Lipman, August 23, 2012

The photos have been taken, the memories made. The bags are now strewn across the floor. Voices have been lost, friendships formed. There have been tears and thrills, smiles and sing-songs, even a smidgen of Jewish education. The holidays are coming to an end for another year, and with them the summer camps and tours that have become a staple of the Anglo-Jewish calendar.

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Youth movements: the pearls of the Jewish community

By Darren Cohen, January 12, 2012

It dawned on me this week that in the short time I have lived in London, I have had the pleasure of hosting friends from four of the world’s continents: Europe, South America, Australasia and North America. Despite coming from four very distant corners of the world, we all have one thing in common: we are all members of the Habonim Dror youth movement.

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Educating beyond the 'delegitimisation' debate

By Darren Cohen, December 7, 2011

Any student of the arts will recognise that the quest for truth is a very difficult endeavour indeed. There are a plethora of theories on any one topic, but our aim as scholars is to ascertain reality in pursuit of knowledge and truth. This, I believe, is also the ultimate value of Jewish education.

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A tale of eight bicycles

By Jennifer Lipman, November 9, 2011

A look at youth movement Habonim's project to rescue old bikes to give to those in need.

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Leading questions facing movement heads

By Jennifer Lipman, September 15, 2011

Many youth movements will be showing more of their feminine side this year.

Habonim Dror, Noam Masorti Youth and BBYO are being led by women, while two other movements have scrapped the single director system in favour of leadership teams.

The new directors include two philosophy graduates, two former Cambridge students and an ex-university level netball player.

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Israel gap year could boost university application

By Jennifer Lipman, August 5, 2011

Participants on gap year schemes in Israel could find that their time abroad helps them win a university place.

Students can boost their Ucas tariff points by 70 points – equivalent to an A grade at AS Level – by earning a Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (Cope).

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Israel Tour 2011

By Jennifer Lipman, July 14, 2011

Photos from this year's Israel summer programmes for British teenagers.

New pictures will be added throughout the summer - send your snaps to jenniferlipman@thejc.com

See more photos on the UJIA website.

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This one time, at summer camp...

By Jennifer Lipman, June 29, 2011

It's that time of year again - the time when thousands of British children and teenagers set off for Jewish summer camps, programmes and tours.

But whether it's a tent in a muddy field, a room at a disused boarding school or a hostel somewhere far flung and exotic, it's probably made it into a Hollywood version already.

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British teens 'out of harm's way' from Carmel forest fire

December 3, 2010

British teenagers on gap year programmes in Israel have witnessed first-hand the worst forest fire in the country’s history.

Groups from several British youth movements including FZY, Habonim and Noam were in the town of Shlomi in the north of Israel for a seminar when the fire broke out on Thursday afternoon.

Natie Shevel, the UJIA’s regional director for Israel, reassured that all 160 British participants were safe.

He said: “None of them has been affected and they are all well out of harm's way.”

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