WHAT WE DO
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.
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.
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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Written by: Kathryn Henning (Rosh Netzer Gauteng) Last weekend, July 30th to August 2nd, Netzernicks took over at Limmud JHB. After a short road trip we arrived at the conference ready and willing to get stuck in to the conference, from workshops to early morning volunteering, the endless food tables and of course, to get[…]
Written By: Marc Nathanson (Rosh Winter Machaneh & National Rosh Chinuch 2015) On the first day of camp, I was walking past the Cheder Ochel and a feeling came over me, all the Channies were all gathered together, despite the difference of backgrounds and looking at these young individuals, it was not even apparent that[…]
At the 2015 Zionist youth Council Debate, each Youth Movement asked each other a question, because who better to question other Youth Movements, than the Youth Movements themselves? Betar asked Netzer: “What do we do to fight against BDS and the anti-Israel lobby?” Our Answer: Politically, nothing. Practically, lots. Here’s why. Netzer is non-political , meaning[…]
Written By: Kendyll Jacobson (Mazkirah, National Director) So if stereotypes were anything to go by, Netzer’s answer to the proposed topic would be something along the lines of ‘we’re all right’ or ‘nobody is really wrong’ but in reality, that’s not happening. Not today, today (and always) Netzer is right and here is why. Netzer[…]
Written By: Kathryn Henning (Rosh Gauteng) At the end of every Netzer camp, we have a talent show. Stock standard tradition, it isn’t camp without it. Now, we all know that sometimes kids aren’t as good at what they do as they think they are in their heads, but they’re only 10, so we all[…]
Miracles and Memories Written by: Michaela Symons (Keshetnick) The holocaust is something every Jewish child knows and learns about at some time in their lives. This was the case for me, I knew a lot about it and going to a Jewish day school meant it was constant point of discussion with many guest speakers and[…]
Written By: Kendyll Jacobson (Mazkirah, National Director) Netzer’s management team, the Mazkirut, met in Durban over the long weekend in May. With eager minds and the main goal of a successful camp in mind, we all sat around the table at the DPJC library ready to get down to business. Each day had a theme which[…]
Netzer is the best thing that ever happened to me.