Avanhandava and Colônia da CIP brought together more than 270 participants between 6 and 21 years old, a record number compared to previous years.
Nicki Braun reflects on her first months as Mazkira of the Netzer Olami, the Zionist youth movement of Progressive Jews throughout the world.
Veida Olamit, the global summit of Netzer leadership, took place on January 28 – February 2 at Beit Shmuel in Jerusalem. The Veida is convened annually for the leaders of Netzer snifim (branches) to network, explore Israel, study Jewish text together, share best practices, celebrate Shabbat and make important decisions for the movement.
We are excited to welcome Nicki Braun to lead Netzer Olami in a newly-envisioned role for the global movement. Nicki grew up in Netzer Australia, participated in Shnat Netzer Gap Year in Israel, and took on key leadership roles. Now that she moved to Jerusalem, Nicki will play a key role in Shnat Netzer, the Progressive Jewish Gap Year program in Israel, and will spend time in communities around the world during her tenure.
On July 31, Netzer Olami hosted its annual celebration of all Progressive and Reform youth and young adults visiting Israel on summer programs, called Netzfest. This summer’s megaevent welcomed over 650 participants from around the world.
Rebeca Orantes from Guatemala was part of the 2018-2019 Brotherhood of Roswell Klal Yisrael for the URJ and visited France to understand the efforts of the Jewish liberal movement and its challenges. Learn more about her unforgettable experience with MahaNetzer this summer.