What is Maccabi Youth?
The youth movement has been created by our youth, for our youth. Saturday afternoons, from September through June, the madrichim (16 to 18 years old), lead groups of janijim (6 to 15 years old) in informal educational activities. The madrichim plan and develop activities under the supervision of a youth director (Sheliaj from Israel) who is in charge of structuring and developing the program and its educational value. Each Saturday there is time devoted to the Peula, sport and workshops. Maccabi Tikvat Majar is a great tool to educate our children about Universal Values, Leadership, Judaism, Zionism, and Macabbiut.
- Purim Carnival: To celebrate Purim the KEN organizes a Kermess with games, activities, food, costumes and much more fun. This event is open to the whole San Diego community.
- Broadway: This event gives the KEN Janijim the opportunity to work as a team, exploring and finding talents though theatrics and dance. Each year a Jewish theme is chosen and a message transited to educate the community.
- Majane: Annual Tnua camp (Majane). The Majane is two nights in length with the participation of the complete Maccabi Tikvat Majar Youth Movement. The activities are led by the madrichim and meals served by volunteer parents. During the Majane the janijim enjoy peulots, free time and evenings by the camp fire.
- Maccabi North America Seminar: Once a year, Tikvat Majar madrichim and madrichim from Miami get together in San Diego to enjoy the North American Seminar sponsored by Maccabi World Union. During this seminar both groups receive workshops from local and national Maccabi Shlijim as well as special guests. The activities are diverse and themed around Hadraja, Maccabiut and Israeli current events. This seminar is an incredible opportunity for madrichim to understand they are part of worldwide movement.