Who are we?

Habonim Dror Aotearoa New Zealand is a Jewish, Zionist and Socialist youth movement run by young adults for children from school years 3 – 13.

We meet up regularly in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch where we run programs for kids about a variety of topics. We also run bi-annual camps, in the July and January holidays. These are the highlight of the Habo year and members from all across the country come together for this social and educational experience. 

Our primary aim is to enrich the Jewish identities and create an engagement with Israel for the youth in our communities. Through critically analysing the world around us, we strive to empower the youth, providing them with the 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. We educate informally, meaning that most programs consist of some form of activity, physical or crafts based, followed by a discussion.

Our Aims

  • Bring the Jewish youth of Aotearoa New Zealand together and to educate them on Jewish values.
  • Empower our members with knowledge so that they can be critical thinking, socially aware individuals.
  • Be active in the Jewish community and the wider global community.

You can read more about our aims and the ideals of our movement in the 2020 Constitution