Hashomer Hatzair sees many ways of
self-realisation. We believe that it is Hagshama that gives meaning to our
ideology and brings us to the realization of our pillars and dibrot and
stresses the importance of putting it into practice.
Hagshama is a concept which often
blurs the distinction between tools and goals. We accept that we have much work
to do in defining our conceptual definition of this term and that this process
This document is a list of examples of
Hagshama. It is not complete; however, its purpose is to give guidelines, to be
a source of inspiration and to provide tools:
- Aliya that
affects positive change in all of Israeli society (individually or
- Aliya to work in
the Shomeric community and strengthening the Tnua Olamit directly or
- Be a Zionist
activist in the Diaspora through organisations
- Be a Zionist
activist in the Diaspora by supporting social initiatives
- Productive life
in a Jewish community that is open to everyone
- Preserving and
passing on the Jewish culture and tradition by education, practice and
supplementary Shomeric Jewish schools
- To carry out
Shomeric services, to write liturgy and run secular Shiurim
- To be a chalutz
of Judaism development of which creates cultural and intellectual centres
inside all communities
- To follow a
Jewish lifecycle in a distinctly Shomeric lifestyle
exploring alternative ways of life and living together
- Leading a life
of political activism for freedom and others
- Variety of
social justice projects within the movement and with others.
- Re-ordering of
society and its ideals beginning with critical education and activism on
the grass roots level
- Promote human
intimacy that helps to create an environment for hagshama ishit.
structures of socially conscious individuals like kvutzot, Communa, Urban
Kibbutz, Kibbutz and the re-interpretation of classical kibbutz structure
- Educate and
activate to live according to our ideology
- Create and live
in alternative communities, Kibbutz, Communa, etc.
- Common economic
system (shituf kalkali).
- Activism within
the Diaspora Communities: affecting society (community and worldwide).
- Kehilat Bogrim:
Create a worldwide network.
on alternative, jewish communities; providing alternatives, creating own
- Working for/
strengthening the youth movement.
between Tikkun Adam and Tikkun Olam
- Striving for
personal growth and improvement
- Asking ourselves
hard questions and looking for the answers.
- Seeking new
- Realization of
Hagshama through activity and closeness within a Kvutza
The Goals of the
Bogrim Community (instead: Direction of Bogrim Communities)
To establish communities of
Bogrim in Israel and throughout the world, an alternative society built on
affinity with humanistic Jewish values, intertwined with Zionism, ecology,
solidarity, and social justice, which pratice"Hashomer Hatzair as a way of
To create an alternative
framework of communities in Israel for Bogrim to implement self -realization (Hagshama)
through earning their living communally and involving themselves in the fight
for social justice.
To create a worldwide
network of Hashomer Hatzair Bogrim and develop cooperation between communities
in Israel and Jewish communities throughout the world.
To strengthen the connection
between communities of Bogrim around the
world and Israel as a central place for Jewish existence. To encourage Aliyah,
initiate social projects in Israel, and create alternative communities.
To bring about social
change based upon the promotion of movement values in Israeli society.