Jewish Youth Groups
B’nei Akiva and Habonim are active in Auckland. Both groups have regular meetings, usually on a Sunday. Camps are held every summer and winter, and older members sometimes attend camps in Australia. Both movements regularly have their own shaliach (youth leader) from Israel . They usually come for about three years. The movements fulfil a social, cultural, and religious function for their members, many of whom ultimately spend a year in Israel before returning to New Zealand with advanced leadership training.