Hashomer Hatzair Shnat

Hashy Shnat is an intensive 10 month educational, leadership and volunteering course in Israel for school leavers.

Shnat is in many ways the ultimate expression of the Hashomer Hatzair ethos, and the culmination of the youth movement process, giving participants a chance to live their Zionism, their Judaism and their belief in social justice.

The shnat program comprises of three major parts. The first is the Machon, a 4-month educational program run together with other Zionist youth movements. The second component is Communa.  Based in an apartment in Haifa, Communa gives participants an experience of urban, communal life as well as an opportunity to volunteer or work in social justice projects in Haifa. Fully responsible for their own budgeting, cooking and cleaning, the group must use the bonds they have developed throughout the year and learn how to run a functional household. The final chapter of the year is spent on Kibbutz, where the participants experience Kibbutz life in the company of Hashomer Hatzair Shnat participants from Europe, North America and South America.

Masa Israel Subsidies

This program is eligible for Masa Israel subsidies. Click here for more information.

Dates: February - December
Length: 10 months
Age Group: 17 - 19
Gender: MF
Religious Affiliation: Secular Judaism
Price: 15,000 AUD
Flights: Excluded
Accommodation: Included
Meals: Included