Bnei Akiva inspires and empowers Jewish youth with a deep commitment to the Jewish people, the Land of Israel and the Torah. Its members strive to live lives of Torah va’Avodah, combining Torah learning and observance with active contribution to the Jewish people and society.For more than 80 years, our Hachshara programmes have played a part in shaping and training the future leaders of Bnei Akiva and Jewish communities in New Zealand and around the world.
For nearly 80 years, Bnei Akiva’s year programs have had a part in shaping and training the future leaders of Bnei Akiva and Jewish communities around the world. Bnei New Zealand sends participants on two programmes: Limmud and MTA (Midreshet Torah v’Avodah, and have been sending madrichim on Israel programmes for more than 40 years.
You will experience another culture, test your independent abilities, and do something meaningful at the onset of your adult lives. Our programs are aimed at familiarising you with real life in Israel, but – no less important – preparing you for returning to your communities to take up leadership roles within Bnei Akiva and in the community at large.
During the year, you’ll also get to meet participants on our other year-long programs from all over the world. On Hachshara, you’ll create global friendships that will last forever.
We send kids to Israel after Year 13. Get involved in your local Bnei Snif (Auckland or Wellington) and you’ll be on your way.