What is Shnat?

Every year, HDANZ sends a group of highschool graduates to Israel for a ten month long Shnat Hachshara leadership programme.

Participants take part in the intensive ‘Machon L’Madrichei Chutz La’Aretz’ programme, experience life on a kibbutz, sample communal living whilst volunteering in underprivileged areas of Israeli society, and spend a week in Poland visiting concentration camps and learning about the history of Habonim Dror. The Shnat programme provides participants with in-depth education about the Habonim ideology as well as strong leadership skills to ensure that trained and capable leaders return to New Zealand to run the movement.

For more information on Shnat Hachshara, please contact:

Lavi Abitbol:
Phone: 021 178 1103


Have a look at previous years: