Habonim Machaneh Stages

Rebuilding and Replacing – Fundraising Appeal!

Shalom Chaverim!

We’re all too familiar with spending our summers under the Onrus sun at Habonim Machaneh. The friendships, education, memories, and fun experienced are all so unique to Habonim Machaneh. And who could forget the old Machaneh meals! Filled with ruach, getting smaller portions than all of your friends, eating together with your mates from across Southern Africa, and of course the STAGES.

The wooden stages that can be found in the Chadre Ochel for every shichvah are seminal pieces of furniture that feature in all of the peulot, tarbut evenings, and of course our memories. And while the same stages have been around for your Machanot and your child’s Machanot, the time has come to replace and refurbish them. Having been around for four decades, they are worn out and are starting to become safety hazards for the channichim who are now able to experience the joy of Habonim Machaneh. We are embarking on a project to rebuild and replace 6 wooden stages on the Habonim Onrus campsite in time for Machaneh 2017. This task is very graciously being taken up by chaver Neville Sweijd and this year’s Rosh Techni Dean Goldin.

The total cost of the project is R65,000. We are appealing to chaverim of the 80s and 90s, who experienced Machaneh in all of its glory, to donate towards this project in order for us to make it a reality. We have implemented the following tiered system of donation, although all donations are most welcome.

R10,800 (Chai x600)
A stage made in your name, with metal plaque.
R5,400 (Chai x300)
A stage made in your name & another donor’s name, with metal plaque.

Of course all donations, big and small, will be greatly appreciated and help towards rebuilding 6 new stages in time for Machaneh this December! Donations can be paid by Credit Card (using the buttons below) or by EFT to the following account:

Habonim Dror Foundation
Nedbank, Balfour Park (151105)
Account: 1511092491
Ref: Stages – “Your Name”
Please email your deposit slip to in order for us to properly thank you.

Note: Donations over R5,000 are tax deductible (Habonim can issue you a receipt).

Donate by Credit Card

Donate by Credit Card using our secure online facility below. Just enter in the amount of your donation as well as your name, and press Donate Now. After payment is made, please email your invoice to

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Stage Designs

For those who are interested, please find below the designs for the new stages!

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