Hanoar Hatzioni

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Hanoar Hatzioni is a youth movement established in 1926, with its head offices now in Israel
Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

. Its three main pillars are Judaism, Pluralism, and Zionism. The movement sees Judaism as the source of national, social and moral values that preserve the integrity and continuity of the Jewish people.

The main objective of the HaNoar Hatzioni is Hagshama Atzmit (personal fulfillment), which among other things means to have a full Jewish life in Israel. For its purposes the movement uses the scout method
Scout method
The Scout method is the informal educational system used by Scouting. The aim of Scouting is character training with the goal of helping participants become independent and helpful,and thereby become "healthy, happy, helpful citizens"....

.

History of Hanoar


During the years following the First World War, two ideological currents ran throughout European youth: fascist nationalism and revolutionary Marxism. A small group of enlightened youths criticised the extremist positions and slogans and concluded that they would not endure reality. At the same time, they sensed the danger caused by the separation and division of people into two opposing camps, fighting each other. They then considered an obligation to create a youth movement.

The year was 1926 when the idea crystallized with the establishment of Hanoar Hatzioni. Already at its beginnings, we appeared on the scene as an educational movement extracting its principles at the foundations of Judaism, Zionism and pioneering.

History of Hanoar in Britain


In 1956, Hanoar Hatzioni was established in Britain. During this time, there was little on offer to Jewish youth. Hanoar Hatzioni offered an alternative to the highly political or religiously affiliated Zionist youth movements, and the non-political youth clubs.

During the 1960s, Hanoar Hatzioni in Britain focused its activities in those parts which had very little to offer Jewish youth. Hanoar Hatzioni successfully ran weekly meetings all around the country, residential events such as camps that are continued to this day and trips to Israel.

The Hanoar Hatzioni Vision


Hanoar has two underlying beliefs: (a) educating the Chanich (participant); and (b) a Jewish-Zionist worldview. Through this we strive to grow the future of the Jewish people with a belief in the centrality of the State of Israel.

Judaism


Since the times of the Second Temple, Judaism was very heavily engaged in argument and debate – this is what led to the writing of the Talmud. This has continued and we both accept and encourage the existence of different streams of thought, philosophical conceptions and ways of practice, within the framework of the modern Jewish spectrum.

Also we accept anyone who defines themselves as Jewish, beyond Orthodox Halacha requirements. We strive to create Chanichim with a strong identity of who they are and what it means to be Jewish.

Zionism


Our belief is that Zionism can and will bring together our dispersed nation in its historical homeland and that only in Israel can there be a full, normative and Jewish experience for an entire society.

We also recognise that there are many different conceptions of Zionism and value them all. However we also recognise the need to rank these different interpretations, with Israel being at the centre. Therefore Aliyah is the highest expression of Judaism and Zionism and something all Bogrim need to place before themselves as part of his self-relisation.

Hagshama


This is one of the central pillars of Hanoar Hatzioni and something that all participants must go through in their time in the movement. In the modern world this means finding the meeting point between personal interests and the needs of the nation. In our history, before the creation of the State it was Kibbutzim that fulfilled these ideals – bringing justice and equality to the front as individuals would work together for the greater good of the collective. We hope that the renewed evaluation of the Kibbutz ideals will once again see these institutions at the front of society.

Dugma Ishit


The Madrich is the foundation of our educational programme and the personal example of our Madrichim and Bogrim awards the ethical basis for our work.
As a result of this, HHUK directs the majority of its efforts towards content and ideals, with its heritage, Chanichim and Bogrim, representing a serious and responsible movement committed to Jewish-Zionist informal education.

Worldwide Hanoar


Hanoar Hatzioni is currently located in 15 countries across four different continents, making for a truly global youth movement. Hanoar Hatzioni is active in England, Belgium, Hungary, Canada, Mexico, Costa-Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and of course Israel.

We are very proud of our close ties with all of these different Hanoar Hatzioni groups. Participants, and Madrichim from all the different countries have opportunities to meet each other and interact on a variety of events, be it during Israel Tour, Gap Year, other trips to Israel as well as out annual international seminar for Madrichim and Bogrim (SBM) which in 2010 was hosted in London.

Hanoar in Britain


Hanoar Hatzioni in Britain is a thriving youth movement that works with leaders and participants wherever they may be. A range of activities are provided for at youth centres in Southend, King Solomon High School, Kulanu (Kenton), Rowley Lane and Shenley.

In addition to regular activities Hanoar Hatzioni UK offers an annual summer camp, Israel Tour and Gap Year Programmes. During our summer camps the participants are exposed to some of the most creative and spontaneous leaders around, they even have time to show off their vocal skills in their camp album!

Hanoar Hatzioni offers its members a membership scheme which means that they are kept up to date with the activities we carry out as well as great discount on all those events that they want to be at. It's a worthwhile scheme that gives both the children and leaders something.

Many of our members have gone on to do great things both for their communities back at home, as well as those in Israel. Spencer Gelding, formally the Mazkir (National Director) of Hanoar Hatzioni in Britain, has given his time to many charitable causes.

Settlements of Hanoar Hatzioni


Kibbutzim
  • Usha
    Usha
    Usha was a city in the Western part of Galilee. It is noteworthy because in the 2nd century , the Sanhedrin, or rabbinic court, was moved from Yavne in Judea to Usha, and then from Usha back to Yavne, and a second time from Yavne to Usha....

  • HaSolelim
    HaSolelim
    HaSolelim is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near Kiryat Tiv'on, Nazareth and Shefa-'Amr, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 716....

  • Kfar Glickson
  • Tel Yitzhak
    Tel Yitzhak
    Tel Yitzhak is a kibbutz in central Israel. Located in the coastal plain to the south-east of Netanya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 851....

  • Nitzanim
    Nitzanim
    Nitzanim is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located between Ashkelon and Ashdod on the Nitzanim dunes, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 343....

     former site of the renowned Boombamela festival
  • Ein HaShlosha
    Ein Hashlosha
    Ein HaShlosha is a kibbutz in the western Negev desert in Israel. It falls under the jurisdiction of Eshkol Regional Council.-History:The kibbutz was named named in memory of three of the founding members who were killed during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and it was established during the 1950s by...



Moshavim
  • Sde David
  • Petahya
    Petahya
    Petahya is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah near Mazkeret Batya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 729....

  • Yad Natan
    Yad Natan
    Yad Natan is a moshav in southern Israel in Hevel Lakhish, near the town of Kiryat Gat. It is part of the Lakhish Regional Council. The moshav was founded in 1953 by Jewish immigrants from the Hungarian youth movement HaNoar haTzioni as part of the effort to settle the region...

  • Timorim
    Timorim
    Timorim is a village in central Israel organized as a moshav shitufi and functioning also as a communal settlement for its community of non-members. Located on the Israeli coastal plain around a kilometer south of the Malakhi Junction, near the town of Kiryat Malakhi, it falls under the...

  • Nir Yisrael
    Nir Yisrael
    Nir Yisrael is a moshav in southern Israel. Located near Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 689....

  • Shoresh
    Shoresh
    Shoresh is a moshav shitufi in the Jerusalem Corridor, Israel, under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. Located five kilometres from Sha'ar HaGai, it covers an area of 7,500 dunams . In 2006, it had a population of 577....

  • Givat Yeshayahu
    Givat Yeshayahu
    Givat Yeshayahu is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Valley of Elah around ten kilometres south of Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council...

  • Talmei Yaffe
  • Mavki'im
    Mavki'im
    Mavki'im is a moshav in southern Israel. Located near Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 320....

  • Kfar Shmuel
    Kfar Shmuel
    Kfar Shmuel is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around six kilometres south of Ramle, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council...

  • Shilat
    Shilat
    Shilat is a moshav in Israel located around a kilometre north of Modi'in, just west of the Green Line. It falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council...

  • Beit Nehemia
    Beit Nehemia
    Beit Nehemia is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Shoham, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 730....

  • Beit Yehoshua
    Beit Yehoshua
    Beit Yehoshua is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the coastal plain near Netanya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 784....

  • Reihan
    Reihan
    Reihan is a moshav ovdim and Israeli settlement in the northwest edge of the West Bank, within the Shomron Regional Council. The moshav was established in 1977 as a Nahal outpost and populated in 1981 by civilian members of a Labour Zionist group...

  • Mei Ami
    Mei Ami
    Mei Ami is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Wadi Ara around two kilometres south of Umm al-Fahm with an area of 3,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 270....

  • Alonei Abba
    Alonei Abba
    Alonei Abba is a moshav shitufi, or semi-cooperative village, in northern Israel. It is located in the Lower Galilee near Bethlehem of Galilee and Alonim, in the hills east of Kiryat Tivon. Alonei Abba falls under the jurisdiction of the Jezreel Valley Regional Council...

  • Neot Golan
    Neot Golan
    Neot Golan is an Israeli settlement, moshav, in the southern Golan Heights, under the administration of Israel. The moshav was built in 1968. It falls under the municipal jurisdiction of the Golan Regional Council. The international community considers Israeli settlements in the Golan Heights...

  • She'ar Yashuv
    She'ar Yashuv
    She'ar Yashuv is a workers' moshav in the Upper Galilee in the northeastern Hula Valley in northern Israel. It belongs to the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council....

  • Dishon
    Dishon
    Dishon is a moshav in northern Israel, located along the border with Lebanon, between the towns of Kiryat Shmona and Safed. It is part of the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council...

  • Amnun
  • Sde Eliezer
    Sde Eliezer
    Sde Eliezer is a moshav in the Hula Valley in northern Israel. It is affiliated with the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. In 2007, the population was 700....

  • Massua

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