Netzer South Africa, Reform Zionist Youth. Nilmad v'na'aseh - We will learn and we will do!
Netzer South Africa’s ideology is a dynamic one, and the key elements of our ideology can be understood through our name. The word Netzer itself literally means shoot, which also represents our function as a youth movement and the opportunities for development and fulfilment that Netzer and its chaverim (members) have.
Moving and developing are most strongly encouraged through our informal education at our events. From peulot (activities) on egalitarianism, vegetarianism and Jewish identity(anism), to the use of Hebrew in daily Netzer life; from informal discussions between madrichim (leaders) and chanichim (participants), to simulations of Aliyot to Israel, there are so many ways in which we go about educating our chaverim (members).
Netzer's Social Action
Netzer has begun to be more actively involved in making a difference, and we would like to see this continuing to flourish. Through Tikkun Olam, we hope to develop Netzerniks who are involved in outreach because they want to be, who see the importance of this work, who understand the needs of others and who accept the responsibility that comes with being a privileged, educated young person in our country.
Shnat Netzer is a unique 10 month leadership training program for young adults in Israel that develops the skills and knowledge necessary for them to become madrichim (leaders) in the movement. It facilitates personal development, offers opportunities to study Jewish and Zionist ideals and provides a structured environment for learning about and experiencing Netzer’s principles.