Mission & Values

Mission Statement

Hashomer Hatzair USA encourages youth to build progressive Jewish values, explore connections to Israel and the Jewish community, and develop a commitment to social, environmental, and economic justice in a setting characterized by youth leadership and collective responsibility.

Through year-round programming and summer activities at Camp Shomria, each age group, led by young guides, learns and grows together in an environment that promotes and models youth leadership, personal maturation, cooperation, and a passion for social justice.


Hashomer Hatzair is based on three fundamental pillars: Socialism, Progressive Zionism, and Humanistic Judaism. Essential to our beliefs is that we engage in a continuous process of re-examination that responds to changing context and environment.


Progressive Zionism

Humanistic Judaism