Habonim Dror North America

Habonim Dror  is an autonomous Progressive Labor Zionist youth movement whose members strive for the concrete expression of its values in their own lives and in society. is the official website of Habonim Dror North Amerrica.

Habonim Dror Israel Programs  

Machaneh Bonim B’Israel (MBI) is an immersive 5 week summer adventure for fifteen and sixteen year olds with a a strong focus on leadership training and community building.

Workshop, our 10 month Israel live/work experience, is the longest running Israel gap- year program. Workshop balances study and service, and connects you to Israel’s culture & history through hands on experiential learning & active volunteerism.

Habonim Dror on Social Media.

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Study Shows High Israel & Community Engagement Among Habonim Dror Alumni

Building Progressive Zionist Activists: Exploring the Impact of Habonim Dror, authored by Prof. Steven M. Cohen and Steven Fink describes evidence of the life-long impact that the Habonim Dror youth movement has had on its participants. The report draws upon a survey of nearly 2,000 alumni of Habonim Dror camps and other programs, ages 20 to 83.  READ MORE

Habonim Dror Camp Association

The Habonim Dror Camp Association (HDCA) is a coalition of the Habonim Dror N.A. Central Office, the seven North American Habonim Dror machanot (camps), the Habonim Dror Foundation and Ameinu.  Its focus is to sustain the Habonim Dror camp enterprise.  HDCA is both a professional training & networking organization and a policy-setting group for the seven Movement machanot. Over the past 3 years, the Association has formalized its structure with a Board and elected officers, established an annual dues assessment for each partner organization, hired a part time Director, and successfully raised outside grant funding.

 For more information about the Habonim Dror Camp Association contact Steve Weinberg, HDCA Director, at or 732-390-4745, or visit the HDCA Website.

Habonim Dror People Finder

If you are an alum of Habonim or Dror, or if you attended any of the camps, workshops or other programs, use this service to find and contact your chaverim of yesteryear and at the same time help us, the Habonim Dror Foundation*, to maintain an up-to-date list. Note that this site maintains your own (and other chaverim’s) privacy!  This feature is located at the old Habonim Dror Foundation site while we work on relocating it.

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Ameinu, Hebrew for “Our People,” is a national, multi-generational community of progressive Jews in North America. Recognizing the unbreakable bond between the Jewish people and Israel, as well as the commitment to make our own society better, we mobilize those Jews who seek opportunities to foster social and economic justice both in Israel and in North America.  Ameinu provides critical support to Habonim Dror.

Habonim Dror North America Summer Camps 

Habonim Dror Camp Galil215-832-0676

Serving Greater Philadelphia, central and southern New Jersey, Delaware and eastern Pennsylvania
Serving Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal and eastern Canada
Serving California and the southwest
Habonim Dror Camp Miriam604-266-2825 * 1-866-623-7721
Serving the Vancouver-Seattle-Portland region, Western Canada and the American Northwest
Serving the Washington-Baltimore region and the southeastern states
Serving Chicago, Detroit and the midwest region of western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota