Rosh Sollelim
Cara Beiderman

Hi! My name is Cara Biederman, and I’m Rosh Sollelim for Emek this year! I’ve been coming to camp since I was 10, and I haven’t looked back since.

Camp has always been a place for me to be my truest self, and to gain life skills that I never would’ve learnt in school. This will be my second time leading Emek, having been S’gan Rosh Amelim last year, and I can’t wait for them to have the best Machaneh ever.

I’m currently studying contemporary art, which helps me with creative problem solving, and with thinking outside the box — so I’m extra excited to see what camp holds this year.

I’m counting the days until I get to see your beautiful faces on our beautiful campsite again!

S’ganit Rosh Sollelim
Atara Rudnick

Hey guys! My name is Atara, but you can call me Tari. I couldn’t be more excited to work with Emek again this year! Habonim Dror has made the biggest difference in my life and I’m so grateful to have this opportunity to educate and have fun with Jewish youth in 2023. 

I’m currently studying social work and learning all the time about working with people, especially kids, and am super passionate about it. I have learned so much throughout my degree and have a lot more knowledge about leadership and people skills and am excited to put it to use. I plan to make this year as memorable and special as possible for the grade 9s and am extremely motivated to do so. My aim for this camp is for Emek to have insane amounts of fun and make friends they never thought of.

S’ganit Rosh Sollelim
Bethis Milner

My name is Bethia Milner and I am currently in my third year of a BsC in Economics and Maths and Wits University. I am the vice chairperson of the Zionist Youth Council (ZYC) and the National Chairperson of the South African Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS).

I have loved Habonim since I was in grade 5: Habo has inspired my love and passion for Judaism and communal involvement

I am so excited to be taking the grade 9s on the most exciting, enriching and fun camp at the end of the year. I was a Maddie for these kids last year and have fallen in love with the energy, passion and kindness that these kids have. I cannot wait to see them thrive in camp again this year!!

The Sollelim Experience

The Red One

Sollelim means ‘pavers’. This is because as our youngest senior Channies, Sollelim is given the tools and freedom to pave their own path and forge their own futures!

Newly named Emek will be experiencing one of the most fun and jam packed Machanot which we have to offer. With innovative Peulot, which they would have never experienced in their Habonim career, and some of the most iconic projects we have to offer, Sollelim Machaneh is always one of the most vibrant on the campsite. These projects include a Habo Burn Festival, Empowerment Seminars, and Bands Night! The educational theme for Sollelim is revolution, as we engage with the idea of striving for what you believe in. Sollelim has the unique opportunity to express and exercise their identity and ideas established the year before.

Emek are officially senior Channies now: and that comes with some perks. Sollelim has the latest bedtime on site, allowing for more fun to be had. On top of that, in a more general sense, Sollelim are awarded more freedom than ever before, now being considered cooler and older as senior Channies. They are encouraged to use this freedom to set their own unique culture and have heaps of fun, bringing that culture to their hype ceremonies like Bands night, and their sentimental ones like Habo Burn. The Sollelim sites is also undeniably one of the best on the campsite. They have the most renovated bathrooms and Cheder Ochels (dining halls). Their tents are set up on the beach-front side of the campsite, allowing for them to go to bed and wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the shore. Sollelim is not a Machaneh experience you want to miss out on!