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Hakhel Spotlight: Hashomer Hatzair USA

Hello from Hashomer Hatzair USA!

We are a socialist zionist youth movement that has a sleepaway camp in the summer and year-round activities for our kenim (branches). We are excited to be here as first time members in the Hakhel community! We use experiential and collaborative education as a tool to further social justice and peace. Over the past year or so, we have begun a process for building a life movement for our bogrim (movement members that are college-aged and older). People have started thinking about what it would really look like to live their lives communally and actualize their ideals. As a result we have organized and run a handful of seminars around the topics of economics and allyship, and have built a framework to continue the learning process. This new chapter of our movement holds strong roots and is making steady progress.

We are looking forward to having a special seminar in Israel to help us learn from communities successful in hagshama (self-realization), and to learn more about our relationship to Israel-Palestine. Additionally, a hub of bogrimot will be starting to live communally next year, and will host cultural gatherings and learning events. It is exciting to see how this unfolds, and what we can achieve. If you are interested in learning more, partnering with us, or collaborating on an event, let us know!


 

Hashomer Hatzair USA is a Hakhel community. Learn more about Hakhel – the first-of-its-kind Jewish Intentional Communities Incubator