Israel Programs

Yedid

Yedid is Hashomer Hatzair North America's month-long trip in Israel. The trip represents the end of a yearlong process of hadracha/counselor training, and an entry into the next stage of Hashomer Hatzair and Camp Shomria. After completion of the Yedid program, participants will be leaders in the movement, madrichim/counselors for other chanichim/campers, and will have entered into a new stage of their kvutza/group. For more information email Israelprograms@hashomerhatzair.org 

**According to Birthright, going on Yedid does NOT make one ineligible for participation in Taglit-Birthright.

Shnat Hachshara

You may have visited Israel in the past, on a family trip or a summer program; however, Shnat Hachshara will give you the opportunity to actually live in Israel and become an integral part of Israeli society. You will get to know the people, experience a different lifestyle, speak the Hebrew language, and understand the many challenges that Israeli society faces. You will look deeper into yourself, grow and develop as an individual and as part of a group (along with international members of Hashomer), discover new aspects of yourself, and examine your              identity as an American Jew. For more information visit: http://www.hashomershnat.org/

Birthright

Hashomer Hatzair and Habonim Dror co-created a Birthright program: Exploring Israel as a Shared Society. Join a (free!) trip to Israel to meet with diverse people from across the country, learn about youth movements there, and have fun! For more information email: vallierourke@gmail.com