Havatzelet – Cultural and Educational Institutions of HaShomer HaTzair
"Havatzelet" group was founded in 1967 by HaKibbutz HaArtzi – HaShomer HaTzair, as a branch for activity, involvement and influence in Israeli society. Havatzelet's goals are to promote activities in the fields of culture, education, science, sport, support new artists, assist known artists in exhibitions and projects, provide scholarships to encourage creation and for higher education, all this and more with an emphasis on encouraging the younger population and advancing it in these fields.
The guiding line for the founders was sensible management of donations and budgets, while maintaining the height of the fund and improving it, all the while using the fruit it bears and not the fund itself. These fruits are used to support Havatzelet group in educational and cultural activities at Givat Haviva, in HaShomer HaTzair movement in Israel and abroad, at Moreshet (Mordechai Anielewicz Memorial) and at Yad Ya'ari (HaShomer HaTzair institute for research and documentation).
Additionally, Havatzelet supports humanitarian activities at home and abroad, as well as a variety of cultural and spiritual activities in the various sectors of Israeli society. Looking through this binder, which details the main activities of Havatzelet group, you will find that the emphasis in all we do is on spirit and society, on the essence and the contents and in this the Havatzelet group of cultural and educational institutes challenges materialism and marks out an independent and value-based path.