Bnei Akiva New Zealand’s goal: To educate Jewish youth with the values of Torah ve’Avodah – combining a deeply rooted association with Israel together with day-to-day life in accordance with traditional Jewish values. To provide stimulating experiential and informal opportunities for encountering Judaism. Bnei Akiva NZ ensures Jewish continuity and the future of the New Zealand Jewish community.
Bnei Akiva New Zealand runs weekly meetings for the Jewish youth from the ages of 8-16 in Auckland and Wellington and conducts leadership courses and holiday camps bi-annually. We also organise community events, such as, fairs, fundraisers and dinners. As the Jewish community in New Zealand is small, the active participation of our is essential to the community. The movement plays a vital part in providing youth with education and the sense of belonging. In a world where diversity is not always tolerated, it is easy to feel out of place. Bnei Akiva, however, equips the youth with the tools to know their history and feel proud of their traditions. As a result they have confidence in themselves and a strong social identity. From this solid foundation, they can then go on to make a difference in the world.