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May 11 2020


2:00 pm

HDNA Alumni in Israel: Facing Coronavirus as a Movement

WHAT: Panel on Habonim Dror North America alumni coronavirus response in Israel

WHO: Any and all supporters of Habonim Dror!

WHEN: Monday, May 11, 2pm ET, 11am PT, 9pm Israel


HDNA Workshoppers and alumni are leading inspiring efforts to provide mutual aid and youth movement education in an isolating time. They will report on how it’s all going, and address the question: How do we build a just Israeli society while meeting its needs during a time of crisis? A flyer for the event is attached!



Hannah Faber – Camp Miriam, Workshop 63

Hannah, originally from Calgary, Canada, is currently leading Workshop 69. She’ll discuss how Workshop was able to transform into a program based on Kibbutz Ravid, with Workshoppers taking on a meaningful role in agriculture to provide food for Israeli society during the crisis. 

Maya Lamm – Camp Tavor, Workshop 58

Maya, originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, is one of the lead educational directors of HaNoar HaOved v’HaLomed, which is the largest and most diverse youth movement in Israel. Maya will discuss the process of moving activities for 90,000 Israeli youth online, and how the movement has maintained the core elements of a youth movement while shifting to a safe, digital format. 

Shula Smith – Camp Galil, Workshop 60

Shula, originally from Philadelphia, has been involved in Dror Israel’s efforts to maintain agricultural production during the crisis. She’ll talk about how Dror Israel has ramped up its usual involvement with agriculture and organized hundreds of members to work at farms across Israel during this unique time. 

Barak Sella – HDNA central shaliach 2017-2019

Barak has taken on coordination of mutual aid efforts in Haifa, delivering groceries and medicine to elderly neighbors who need them and supplying food packages for families in need. Barak coordinates a group of 250 volunteers including many Habonim Dror olimot from around the world, community activists, and neighbors in the Hadar area of Haifa.