Amelim means ‘workers’ and this is relevant to this year group since, with their newly-found identity, Amelim works toward carving out their own space in Habo and achieving new heights.
Amelim is a transformative year. This is the year when the educational syllabus starts to engage with the Channies’ individual identity and where we play a role in helping them explore themselves and who they want to be. Moreover, a great emphasis is also placed on developing the group’s shared identity. This is the theme for Amelim. Their machaneh is packed with fun, with projects like Survival Night and Movie Night, and also sentimental highlights like their Naming Ceremony, whereby the Shichvah receives their own unique international name which will stay with them throughout their Habonim careers.
With their sense of identity comes a taste of independence and freedom. Amelim Channies are encouraged to explore themselves and the world around them on Machaneh with boundless freedom to discover exactly where and how they want to fit in it. Weather it’s through learning in enlightening Peulot, dancing at Havdalah, chilling on the beach with friends, or playing soccer or cricket or ultimate frisbee on our fields, you can trust that our Amelim Channichim are doing it all with a sense of introspection. At 14, it is imperative we help them through that process of figuring themselves out. At the same time, having a later bedtime, activities designed to be engaging, and ample freetime ensures that whatever conclusions they come to are authentically their own. This age is prime time for self discovery, growth, and fun, and we make sure that happens on our Machaneh!