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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.


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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.


Melbourne Camps



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 2021

Years 3 - 8: June 28th - July 2nd

Years 9-11: July 2nd - 6th July  


Year 12 Seminar 4th-6th July

Summer Camp 2021

Years 3-4: 20th - 23rd Dec

Years 5-8: 19th - 23rd Dec

Year 2 Day: 19th - 20th Dec


Years 9-11:

11th-20th Jan 2022

Shnat Seminar (Year 12)

Dates TBA



contact us


Mazkira (Chairperson): Jaime Dorfman

0425 857 424


Rosh Chinuch (Head of Education): Timnah Olcha

0421 003 518


Gizbarit (Treasurer): Morgan Rothschild

0408 168 058


Rosh Ken (Head of Premises): Ella Benary Belfer

0411 860 761


Meta'emet (Community Liaison): Lucy Korman

0455 093 551


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Kehilat Kolenu

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A Jewish congregation established by chaverim of Habonim Dror, which uses Hebrew prayers, songs and instruments to connect Jews to Shabbat and Chaggim (Jewish Holidays). Kehilat Kolenu runs weekly Kabbalat Shabbat services, as well as special events for Chaggim.


CLICK HERE for the Kolenu website.