British youth leaders are helping to boost the prospects of young Jewish people in Greece who are facing the double threat of economic collapse and growing support for extremists.
UK members of the Hanoar movement were part of an international delegation that met Greek teenagers in Athens. Hanoar’s Ashleigh Gibson said that the country’s economic crisis seemed to have triggered “an urgency for doing something for younger members of community. They realised that they needed to band together when the economy got bad”.
Currently, provision for teenagers is minimal. Hanoar aims to establish a Greek branch in the next four years.