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Shnat Netzer is a 10 month gap year program in Israel for Post Matric Netzernicks. It is an ideal program for anyone wishing to experience Israel from a Progressive perspective. Shnatties get the opportunity to experience everything Israel has to offer. Below is some more detailed information about the structure of the program.


Alternating between the dry highveld of Gauteng and the humid climates of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Netzer South Africa hosts an amazing Winter Machaneh in the June/July holidays.

summer machaneh

Netzer South Africa Summer Machaneh is our biggest and best event. Every year, Netzernicks from all over Southern Africa travel down to Back 2 Basics Adventure Campsite in Grabouw, 65km south-east of Cape Town, for the best 2 weeks of their lives. Grabouw is the commercial centre for the Elgin Valley, the largest single export fruit producing area in Southern Africa.

regular activties

Netzer South Africa has branches in Gauteng, Durban and Cape Town, where we engage Channichim from Grade 1 – 12 in different activities throughout the year.

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Mazkirut 2016

Meet our dedicated Mazkirut of 2016
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kendyll jacobson

Mazkirah – National Director –
Kendyll is super fun, absolutely hilarious. Having previously been based in Durban, Kendyll has now moved up to Johannesburg to join the Joburg Team as well as to work for Bet David as a youth worker.
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daniel norris

Gizbar – Treasurer –
Daniel takes on the role of treasurer once again. When he isn’t playing football, Norris can be found studying in the Wits Law Library or engaging in political talk.
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Cape Town Executive

Cape Town Executive Team, Shnat Co-ordinator, Rosh Chinuch and Co-Roshim Tikkun –
Maxene Lyons, Jes Janjies and Emily Johns (Left to Right) will be heading up the Cape Town region, taking on roles such as Tikkun Olam, Shnat Coordination and Education.

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