Last week, all of the snifim (branches) voted for the new Netzer Olami Hanhagah and we are super excited to announce that Beatriz Rubinsztain (Avanhandava – Brazil), Naomi Tamir (Netzer UPJ – Germany) and Vicky Richards (Netzer Australia) will all be a part of the Netzer Olami Hanhagah!
Young adults from South Africa, Australia, and the UK began their Shnat Netzer Olami gap year program — Shnat Ramah — in Israel in late January. Shnatties gathered for the opening program at Kibbutz Revivim in the Negev.
In Nitzana, a Jewish Agency cutting-edge desert community, they experienced life on the seam line in the heart of an educational community that contains many layers of Israel’s complex human stratum. Shnat Pioneering Chapter was a great success.
[YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULTS] Netzer Gathers Madrichimot From All Over the Globe for its First Ever Veida Online
Jason Bourne and Rachael Bootcov, Netzer Interim Mazkir and Mazkira share the highlights of the first Veida Online which took place from October 15th to 17th and it was centered around the theme of Redefining Connection.
As they await entry into Israel, youth movement members from South Africa, who were expecting to be at Machon in Jerusalem these days for their Shnat 2021 program, came together to run multiple seminars in South Africa as a kick off their gap year experience which was to have begun on March 1st in the Crags in South Africa.
When lockdown began in March 2020, RSY-Netzer was quick to launch an online platform for their chanichimot to engage with while stuck at home. Remote Synagogue Youth provided a few hours a day for chanichimot to engage with a variety of activities run by RSY-Netzer chanichimot (leaders).
The World Union mourns the passing of our dedicated leader, long-time supporter, and dear friend, Paula Edelstein, Z”L, following a long and brave battle with illness. Paula was an advocate and pioneer for Reform Judaism, serving on the boards of many influential global Jewish and Israeli organizations.
As the gap year program of Netzer Olami and the World Union for Progressive Judaism, Shnat Netzer brings post-high school young adults from our global movement to Israel for a transformative experience.
A feature article of the RSY-Netzer summer choveret focusing on Justice and Judaism written by Orit Sagi, Director of Programs, Netzer Olami and Tamar Olami. The multi-media project includes inspiring and informative essays by Reform Jewish educators, and madrichim/ot and bogrim/ot of Netzer Olami.
On June 5-7, Netzer FSU hosted a three-day, online summer camp extravaganza, conceived as a sea-faring voyage through Jewish culture for 35 passengers, ages 8-12, with the coolest crew – Netzer FSU madrichim, educators, volunteers and more – at the helm.