Betar, a global Zionist youth movement 'Brith Trumpeldor' (Betar) was originally founded in 1923, in Riga, Latvia, by Ze'ev Jabotinsky. Betar promotes Jewish leadership in local communities as well as on university campuses. Historically it has empowered countless Jewish youth across generations dating back to before the State of Israel. This organization is built upon the values of liberty, democracy, and liberalism, and works to increase Alliyah.
Betar Italy is an active movement in Rome. It organizes many activities, functions, and Jewish youth camps in each state. The main events on Betar’s busy calendar are our beloved camps and seminars. Around Pesach, we run a Federal Senior Seminar for the years 10-12 to refresh their leadership, ideological and shnat understanding. In the following winter holidays, a winter camp occurs which is a chance for each state to rekindle their passion for Betar. The winter camps have the grade three to year tens as participants with the year elevens and above acting as leaders. This is often the first opportunity for the year elevens to lead in a comfortable warm atmosphere typical of all Betar camps.In the following September holidays, two seminars for the senior leaders occur to refresh their enthusiasm for Betar and in most years we have a Hadracha (Leadership) seminar for the year tens occurring each state. Betar Italy in partnership with Shalom Corps is taking part in the Virtual After School initiative. This initiative aims to increase the number of children completing primary and secondary education in vulnerable communities (SDG4), strengthening their resilience and increasing their chances of getting out of poverty (SDG1).Virtual After School proposes to train and connect volunteers with school-age children of remote and/or at risk communities using technology platforms to support them with homework and to provide emotional support.