For the first time, an annual budget will be allocated or the activities of youth movements from religious Zionism
Alongside efforts to establish a secular youth movement in Zefat, the municipality is working to strengthen the religious Zionism movements including Ariel and Bnei Akiva. These movements serve 450 members in Zefat.
City Council member Yotam Caro, together with Mayor Shuki Ohana, agreed on a series of significant moves to expand and strengthen activities for Zefat youth including the allocation of an annual budget for the movement’s activities. The budget currently stands at around NIS 220,000 per year to be divided between the individual branches and for special needs in the branches.
Ohana and Caro also explored possible new sites for the youth movements activities and discussed plans to renovate and rehabilitate existing buildings.
The two began building an immediate response plan as well as future planning. In the Darom, 3 options are being considered for the Ariel branch and the existing building of Bnei Akiva will undergo extensive renovations. In the northern neighborhoods, a new building for Bnei Akiva activity has been identified and planning has begun for its renovation and adaptation. The Ariel Girls movement will continue to operate from Saraya and there, will receive all the required services.