who are we?
Habonim Dror is a Jewish, Socialist-Zionist youth movement that operates throughout Australia, as well as around the world. Our aim is to enrich the Jewish identities and create an engagement with Israel for the youth in our community. Through critically analysing the world around us, we strive to empower the youth, providing them the with ability to develop a meaningful Jewish identity that exists in all spheres of life, which is to be used to improve oneself, the Jewish people and the wider world. The unique atmosphere created in the movement has ensured we are one of the largest Jewish youth organisations in Australia.
Our modus operandi revolves primarily around informal education. We seek to create an environment in which our chanichim can grapple with the core values of Habonim Dror on both an intellectual and experiential level. This manifests through weekly programs in our kenim (branches) in each city, frequent machanot (camps), community involvement and culminates in the ultimate Habonim Dror experience – Shnat Hachshara ve Hadracha.
MEMBERSHIP NOW OPEN!
With a new year comes new memberships! The money paid for memberships allows us to grow and better our movement. It is absolutely key to our functioning, is a way to show your support and also provides you with many benefits such as discounts on camps and free entry to weekly peulot!
If you are interested in signing up your child, press the button to the left.
Habonim Dror Melbourne runs three machanot a year. Our camps are insanely fun, and have engaging educational content. No one does a Jewish youth camp like Habonim Dror!
Winter Camp 2022
Years 3 - 8: June 28th - 2 July
Years 9-11: July 2nd - 6th July
Summer Camp 2022
Years 3-4: 24th - 27th Dec
Years 5-8: 23rd - 27th Dec
Year 2 Day: 23rd - 24th Dec
Federal Camp for Years 9-12
12-22nd January 2023
MAZKIRUT (EXECUTIVE TEAM)
Mazkira (Chairperson): Ella Upiter
Gizbarit (Treasurer): Barr Donde
Meta'emet (Community Liaison): Maayan Ashkar
Rosh Chinuch (Head of Education): Ally Spiegel
Rosh Ken (Head of Premises): Lorri Gunn