What is Betar?

Betar is a Zionist Youth Movement that was established in 1923 by Ze’ev Jabotinsky. Betar actively promotes the idea of Hadar (respect and pride) and Tagar (standing up for ones beliefs). Among the many other Betar branches around the world, Betar Melbourne strives to provide high quality role models for children and strengthen the bonds of our Jewish community. Betar runs weekly Zohar Program for chanichim (participants) in grades 2-12 alongside seminars, camps and charity functions through our three branches in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Betar Winter Camp is a great opportunity for kids from years 2-10 to connect with the Jewish community and make lifelong friendships. Our highly trained Madrichim (leaders) aim to teach about Israel’s rich culture and history through fun and engaging activities. During Winter Camps,the chanichim (participants) will have a fun and challenging experience that will include informal education, deep discussions, extreme challenges and a whole lot more.

Message from Rosh Machane

Shalom Tel Chai,


A warm welcome to Winter Camp 2018; Machane Nitzachon. This translates to ‘Camp Victory’ as we hope your child will return home feeling not only Victorious, but passionate and confident about their jewish identity and the ideas they have acquired.


Above all, this year we are all celebrating 70 years of the “Victory” of Zionism against all odds; therefore we will further immerse ourselves in Israeli history, politics, society and culture. Of course, there will also be plenty of crazy traditions and stimulating games to enjoy that are master planned by our passionate and lively Madrichim (leaders).


Betar Melbourne is all about bringing the Jewish Community together around Israel, and making new friends and connections with fellow Chanichim (participants) and Madrichim (even from interstate!).


Looking forward to seeing you all on game day!


Kindest Regards,


Liav Shimshon        Eli Janover

Rosh Machane Katzin Toran