Reason 9: You learn never to trust a Bonim Take-Over

Amidst the height of Avatar hype (the blue kind, not the element-bending kind), the bonim of this year decided to go all out. Blue body paint that could have covered an army was brought to camp hidden in bags, pockets and pillowcases, and none of the younger chanichim could see it coming. The day of Bonim Take-Over called for mass-preparation, as there is always a lot to do to make sure this is the best Bonim Take-Over EVER. The tsiud brushes were deployed, and every visible inch of every Bonim chanich/a was covered in royal, obnoxious, rich blue paint. No patch of skin was left is natural colour, and with […]

Reason 10: The Camp Fashion

[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”] [av_heading tag=’h1′ padding=’10’ heading=’10. THE CAMP FASHION’ color=” style=’blockquote modern-quote modern-centered’ custom_font=” size=’75’ subheading_active=” subheading_size=’15’ custom_class=”][/av_heading] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Machane Simcha is a whole ten weeks and four days away! The madrichim are all counting down the days, with preparations well underway to make this the happiest camp every! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be releasing a weekly post about why everyone should be at camp this January 8th to 18th! We’re kicking off week 10 in the countdown with a photo montage of the best camp fashion styles over the […]

Why do I choose Habo?

“Why” is always a fun question. Well… it depends on your definitions of fun I guess – but for somebody like myself, who has an insatiable curiosity, ‘why’ questions tend to be the best. What, Where, Who and When are all great, and tend to be closed questions that are locked into the universe around us, and can answered with the scientific method. To answer a ‘How’ question, one needs greater understanding, although a good ‘how’ question is really just a combination of ‘what’, ‘where’, ‘who’ and ‘when’ questions that are pretending to be fancy. ‘Why’ questions however, can be contested! They often involve perspectives, opinions and force us to […]

The Benefit of Habo ANZ and a safe space

It’s no secret the Habonim Dror aims to provide a safe space for New Zealand’s Jewish Youth. With a dedicated house in Auckland we can call our home, and yearly camps put together all for our chanichim, the safe space we envisage takes them away from the pressures of school and city life, and puts them in an environment where they share a culture and history with the others, and can build leadership and social skills in their own way. With such a small population of us spread across the country, it’s a high possibility that, unless you go to Kadimah, you’re the only Jewish or Israeli kid in your […]

Habo this week!!!!!

HABO THIS WEEK!! (Sunday the 26th) FIRST OF ALL, big apologies are in order for the late notification for our program this week. We have some slight issues with our emailing system!!! However, tomorrow, we are going to be running a sensational activity for all of those who haven’t disappeared for the long weekend!!!!   This week we are going to be having a full on, action filled paulah at our moadon on Margot Street at 1pm, finishing at our normal time of 3pm!!!!!!! It is going to a SENSATIONAL TIMEA filled with excitement that will blow the mind, and memories to last a life time…. BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!!!! If you have […]