Shorashim (Roots) - שורשים

 

 

Participants will take classes on a variety of subjects that fall within the themes of Jewish History, Zionism and Israeli Society.  They are lead by experienced educators in these fields, including Habonim Dror bogrimot (graduates) from around the world who have extensive experience in hadracha (leadership) and how to educate youth. They are joined by external educators and various guest speakers from around the country. This educational process utilizes a wide variety of methodologies including excursions to relevant sites, electives (special interest groups), and peer-led projects. Participants also engage in an intensive ulpan, tailored to different Hebrew speaking abilities, where they will gain Hebrew skills to aid in their Messima (service-learning) placements during the second half of the program, Chava. 

 

Throughout the Shorashim period there will be a number of weekend excursions that include tiyulim (hiking trips) and seminars.

Hear about  Shorashim from past Workshop participants!

Shorashim means 'Roots' in Hebrew. This component of the program sets the foundations for rest of the year.  

During Shorashim, participants live on Kibbutz, giving them the opportunity to experience the Kibbutz way of life and values while learning in a more intimate, close-knit setting. This formative period is also an ideal setting for participants to bond as a group and create new friendships. This year, Workshop 69 lives on Kibbutz Yizreel near Afula.

Shorashim

Week at a Glance

Sunday

Ulpan

Hebrew Learning

 

Sipur Ami

 Exploring the History of the Jewish People 

Erev Tarbut

Evening Activity

Wednesday

Ulpan

Hebrew Learning

Hadracha Course

Leadership Development

Israel Current Events Update

 

Erev Tarbut

Evening Activity

Monday

Siyur (Tour)

Guided Day Trip

Erev Tarbut

Evening Activity

Thursday

Yom Kvutza

Day of Programming Facilitated by Madrichimot (Counselors)

Erev Kvutza

Evening Activity  

Tuesday

Ulpan

Hebrew Learning

 

Sipur Ami

 Exploring the History of the Jewish People 

Guest Speaker

Friday/

Saturday

Shabbat

Spend Shabbat on Kibbutz or Travel with the Group

Seminars on Shorashim

During Shorashim, Workshop participants have the opportunity attend several seminars. Each seminar will delve into a different topic and challenge each participant with its themes, values and content. Seminars include:

Rabin (חשבון וזיכרון) Seminar: Workshop participants will learn about the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, while exploring the values of peace and democracy in Israeli society and around the globe. Participants will also discuss themes such as nationalism, extremism, and the Arab-Israeli conflict, and use what they learn throughout the seminar to discuss Israel's future direction, and how they want to be a part of shaping this future.

Habonim Dror Hagshama History Seminar: Workshop participants will learn about the early and developmental history of Habonim Dror, and look into the movement's future and direction. Participants will meet many Habonim Dror alumni from different countries who have come to Israel, and hear about their lives and stories.

 

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