The movement for Zionist renewal”HaChalutz” is a bold initiative to encourage Zionist thought and Zionist action among college and university students. The IZS, in conjunction with the “Ayalim” movement and “HaShomer HaChadash”, has undertaken to establish “HaChalutz – The Movement for Renewed Zionism” in a number of institutes of higher education in order to develop and promote a Zionist, Jewish, and democratic consciousness among university students. Combined with volunteer activity – initially among students on Israeli campuses and expanding to campuses abroad during the second stage of the project – these organizations will work together to combine intellectual training and ethical Jewish-Zionist volunteerism.
HaChalutz is the only endeavor to combine high-level theoretical study and practical Zionist training through actual field work.
University students participating in the program will attend a series of meetings over the course of two semesters. These meetings will include the study of Zionism in the Zionist Beit Midrash (founded by the Institute for Zionist Strategies), meetings with opinion-makers and public leaders, field trips, and a monthly day of volunteer work with Ayalim, HaShomer HaChadash, and The Institute for Zionist Strategies’ Blue & White Human Rights organization.