This is a guest post from Dena Addlestone of the FZY
For the first time ever, FZY are going younger…
On SUNDAY 16th JANUARY 2011, FZY is launching A NEW & EXCITING North London Chavura (Sunday night social), open to all FZYniks ages 12-16 in the FZY Bayit, The Burroughs, Hendon, between 5-7pm.
The Federation of Zionist Youth (FZY) is the largest youth movement for 12-18 year olds. At FZY, we strive to challenge, stimulate, educate and excite the British Jewish Youth with imaginative peer-led programmes. We are a pluralist youth movement, which means that our members come from a variety of backgrounds and from all different streams of Judaism.
One of our aims is to create a unique and positive atmosphere where all our members feel comfortable to express themselves and to develop a strong Jewish and Zionist identity. They will have the most amazing, unforgettable experiences.
We also recognise that there is a great need in the movement for 12-16 year olds to be engaged on a weekly basis. With our experience and professionalism, we are able to provide the best Chavurot (groups). FZY is now welcoming 12- 14 year olds to our weekly meetings. This move to make FZY younger reflects our “increased demand for FZY activity in the London region for those aged between 12 and 14″. The meetings are peer-led, run by FZYniks who have graduated from our outstanding leadership (Hadracha) course. This gives FZY an opportunity to offer people an early leadership opportunity.
If any family member or friend is interested in coming along on Sunday night please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or would like to chat about the new London chavura, feel free to get in contact either by phone (02082016661) or email. There will be a small charge of £4 to cover costs of food and materials.
FZY looks forward to welcoming everyone to our special launch of this new Chavura and hope they will have the first of many exciting and unforgettable experiences in our Movement.