In 2005 a few enthusiastic young adults decided that an organization like this should exist in Hungary. Since then Hanoar became an important part of the life of Jewish youth in Budapest.
Our goal is to create something valuable and to playfully teach with methods of informal education. We aim to teach kids to shape their own opinions, think for themselves and make decisions based on core human values.
Pluralism is one of our main values. We aim in each topic to show the kids all possible views, all possible ways and to listen to all possible opinions. After that we let each individual choose for themselves the view they like the most.
We believe that it's a great thing to grow up in a community, to spend time with friends, to go to camps, to have big conversations and to have fun together. These experiences stay with a person for life and even life-long friendships can be formed.
What more proof could we need for what we do than the fact that many of the kids who grew up in our organization went on to have great achievements and do good things while still in their late teens. Some of these kids decide to stay in the organization and pass on the values and experiences they got when they were young.