Magshimey Herut in Belarus and the Ukraine function as a classical youth movement. Activities are held weekly where the Madrich will present an ideological subject to the group through games, stories and many other Hadracha methods. The movement leaders and madrichim work with a preplanned educational curriculum beginning from the history of Zionism, Jewish leaders and heroes through subjects that relate to modern Israel , the Israeli society , culture and politics
In small Jewish communities help from a Zionist Youth movement can really make a difference. Holidays and Memorial days are typically planned and carried out together with the Jewish Community and Magshimey Herut leaders take pride in their contribution to these many events.
The movement in Belarus participates in two local festivals:
Purimshpeil; which takes place in the city of Vitebsk – in this festival every movement is requested to prepare a skit on Purim and present before an audience. The best skit is chosen by a number of judges and is given a prize.
Hanukah; which takes place in the Capital city of Belarus Minsk -In this festival all the participants are asked to prepare a short film on the Holiday. The best film, actor, actress etc… are chosen and it is held in an “Oscar awards fashion”
Educational Seminars; Most of the Chanichim are either in high school or college and look forward to the two traditional seminars held yearly. These seminars are a chance for our key activists to meet their colleagues from other countries, to swap stories, experiences and participate in important workshops and lectures.
In addition to these events the movement is active in helping in the restoration of desecrated Jewish Cemeteries.
Promoting Aliyah: From the establishment of our branch in Belarus, the movement has been blessed with serious madrichim who have served the movement and at the end of their term made Aliyah. It is not a common thing that a movement branch “empty” itself of local leaders due to their making Aliyah – We are very proud to have undergone this process three times. Today for the third time we are training a new group of young leaders who will carry the torch and hopefully continue the tradition of making Aliyah at the end of their term. MH Belarus has the highest Aliyah rate of all of our branches across the globe.