Shnat Nof 10th March 2017

Weekly update by Ilana Braham Shalom, It has been another busy week for Machon. We started the week with a closed Shabbat, meaning that all of English Machon stayed at kiryat moriah to enjoy a peer led communal Shabbat. Kabbalat Shabbat was organised so that everyone could experience a service that reflected their Jewish identities. All the netzerniks attended the egalitarian …

We Are Women Hear Us Pray: Emma Jacobs

Today one of the holiest sights in Jerusalem was engulfed in protest. It helped me connect with religion in a way I never have before. I’ve never felt a spark at the Kotel. Maybe a bit numb or judged but never special. At the little, hidden enclave that is Robinson’s Arch (the egalitarian section) I usually feel semi-acceptable, but never …

Shnat Nof 3rd March 2017

Etgar: Weekly update by Elinor Knox and Mili Haber  Machon Weekly update by Abraham Rosa  Machon L’Madrichei Chutz LaAretz News flash: This week was officially week 1 of the official Machon weekly class tochnit (schedule). The following is said to have occurred. >Yom Rishon /Leadership Class: we decided upon the class environment and later revised a formula for learning from case studies of …

Shnat Nof 24th February 2017

Weekly update by Adam Keren-Black  Our first week in the Etgar flat has certainly been a full one. We’ve done such a lot together, learning about Zionism, Judaism, gender and far more than I could list, and the learning has certainly not only been in our structured programs. Personally, in our non-structured time I learnt how to play the game …

Shnat Nof 17th February 2017

Our lovely shnatties have embarked on the final part of their programme! The shnatties have chosen between Machon, an inter-movement education institute, and Etgar, a Netzer-run communal-living education programme, and have been joined by the Southern Netzer participants from Australia and South Africa! From now on, our updates will include parts from both Machon and Etgar! ETGAR, by Jess Mindel  …

Shnat Nof 10th February 2017

Weekly update by Jayme Garland  Goodbye Me’ona, hello Jerusalem! This week has had its fair share of ups and downs, sad goodbyes and happy hellos, lost socks and found possessions. Here are a few of the most memorable moments… We started this week, and concluded a chapter of this journey, at Amir’s pub in his home Mitzpe Hila. His generosity …

Netzer Veidah Update

The Veidah Olamit (World Congress) of 2017 was one that I think will be remembered fondly. We had representatives from every snif (branch) of Netzer, which included 13 different countries all around the world and we even had a representative of Colonia de CIP, from Brazil, as their movement deliberates over their membership to ours. These representatives gathered in Israel …

Shnat Nof 3rd February 2017

Check out the weekly update this week from Dan and Elinor! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n43eaQ1aG5k For more updates, photos, and to see the beginning of the Southern Netzer Shnat – click here!

Reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day

Reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day This year the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘How can life go on?’ Today, with the current goings on that seems more relevant that it has done for a while. How can life go on when we seem to be reliving the horrors of the past? How can life go on when we are …

Reflections From RSY-Netzer Movement Workers

Reflections on Holocaust Memorial Day This year the theme of Holocaust Memorial Day is ‘How can life go on?’ Today, with the current goings on that seems more relevant that it has done for a while. How can life go on when we seem to be reliving the horrors of the past? How can life go on when we are …