Between July 28th and August 6th more than 130 chawerim went on machanee with Habonim-Dror in the Netherlands. The theme was super-heroes: Zionist heroes, Jewish heroes, Habonim-heroes etc.
The machanee finished with an emotional ceremony for the start of new madrichim and the goodbye from shaliach Michael Hess and his family.
Between July 20th and August 16th, 17 chaweriem from the Netherlands traveled through Israel for one month. With the help of HDO they visited Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Northern and Southern Israel, learning about Israel and strengthening their connections with their Jewish and Zionist identity. It was an amazing trip, meeting with MKs, learning about the conflict from both sides with Palestinians and settlers, and meeting lots of Habo groups.
Written by Michael Hess,
Shaliach Habonim Dror in Netherlands