Course Hadracha is our highly regarded leadership training programme. Our year long course gives you the skills to become a madrich/a (leader) for RSY-Netzer and beyond!The course enables participants to develop essential leadership skills, be trained in management of group dynamics, and to write and run creative activities.
Thank you for choosing to sign up to Course Hadracha with RSY-Netzer. On this form, you will find all the information you will need to register for Course Hadracha. Please complete the form in one sitting.
Page 1 - Participant Details - This is where you can enter your contact details.
Page 2 - Parent / Guardian Details - This is where you enter the contact information for your parent/guardian and for an emergency contact.
Page 3 - Dates for your Diary
Page 4 - Medical and Welfare Details - This is where you can enter your personal, medical and welfare details. Please have the date of your last anti-tetanus injection/booster to hand.
Page 5 - Code of Conduct - Please read through the code of conduct and make sure you understand what is expected of you on RSY-Netzer events.
Page 6 - Payment
Page 7 - Consent and Completion
Upon completion of the enrolment form you will receive an email of receipt. Following payment and processing you will receive official confirmation of your place on the course.
Please note that attendance on ALL relevant Course Hadracha events listed below, including Kehillah (Community) Hours and Tikkun (Social Action) Hours, is compulsory. You will be asked to sign in at each event and failure to attend will directly influence participants' applications to lead on RSY-Netzer events.
Madatzim must complete 15 hours of volunteering in a Reform community over the course of the programme. Examples include being a teaching assistant at Cheder, organising an event in your community or leading youth clubs at a synagogue. This is essential to give you practical experience of leading before you do so on future RSY-Netzer events.
If you are not already actively involved in your community or not part of a Reform community we can arrange for you to achieve these hours.
Social Action Hours
Madatzim must complete 15 hours of Social Action work over the course of the programme! This is part of RSY-Netzer's dedication to Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), as one of our ideological pillars. Examples include helping out at Mitzvah Day, volunteering in a soup kitchen or helping at an old peoples’ home.
RSY-Netzer will also provide social action opportunities throughout the year, however, it's even better if you proactively seek out social action oppurtunities that you're passionate about!
These hours are a perfect opportunity to put what you learn into action.
All hours must be logged and signed off by a professional you are working with by 1 June 2018 to complete Course Hadracha. Further details about logging these hours will be given at Course Hadracha launch.
All events are compulsory for becoming a madrich/a (leader) with RSY-Netzer.
Events will happen in the London area except for Machane Hadracha.
Make sure to put these dates in your diary now!
Course Hadracha Launch Weekend*
Over this essential opening weekend we will provide madatzim (trainee leaders) with the crucial building blocks of hadracha (leadership), and introduce various components of the course. This is not a residential event, but the days will be full from the morning until the evening.
*This is not a residential event. If you are not from London and you need help finding accommodation then please be in touch and we will help.
This is our three night residential leadership camp, packed full of quality programming where you will dig deeper into what it means to be a madrich/a, and what is required of you as a leader in RSY-Netzer.
Pesach Garinim Planning Weekend
This is a residential shabbaton (weekend) to continue building the skills and learning the values needed for leadership. This shabbaton will have a focus on writing and planning peulot (activities) which will be run for chanichim (participants) on a 5 day Pesach Garinim (Day Camp) over the Spring Holidays.
This is a 5 day event where the madatzim (trainee leaders) will use the practical skills they have learnt over the course of the year. This is a great opportunity for madatzim to develop their hadracha (leadership) skills before the summer. All madatzim will be required for only one day in this week and will take place in one of two London based locations. If there are any dates within this week that you are unable to attend please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will celebrate all you have achieved and you will be presented with a certificate! You will be prepared, highly trained, and ready to lead and educate on RSY-Netzer events!
To be a madrich/a on an RSY-Netzer summer event there are certain dates you must be free for. Please put the following provisional dates in your diary. You may not be needed for the whole period, but keep them free until you know your summer role.
Summer Launch: 29 June-1st July
Mega Chalutz: 26th - 31st July
Summer Events: 31th July- 14th August
Medical & Welfare Details
All sections must be completed in full.
Emergency Contact - must be completed
Please give contact details of someone other than your parent/guardian that we can contact if we were unable to reach your parent/guardian who, in the case of emergency, would be able to get to the site. It is important that you notify this person that they are an emergency contact; they need to be in the UK and contactable during the entire event period.
Doctor's Details - must be completed
RSY-Netzer runs a nut-free vegetarian camp with no fish, in line with our ideological commitment to ethical eating.
RSY-Netzer strives to run programmes which are fun, educational and fulfilling, and which encourage young people to take responsibility for themselves, their words and actions. As a general rule, we very rarely have problems on our events, but nevertheless operate the following strict code of conduct to ensure that no individual or group damages the experience of others.
Participants are expected to:
Participants can expect to:
Discipline Procedure - Three strikes and out
RSY-Netzer staff strive to discuss with an individual all behaviours observed that are outside of the accepted norms in an attempt to help young people understand the implications of the behaviour and therefore change those behaviours. Sometimes there is a need to take more affirmative action, in which case all RSY-Netzer staff have been instructed to operate according to the following disciplinary procedure:
In the event that a programme participant is found engaged in illegal activity or anything deemed particularly serious or dangerous by RSY-Netzer staff, they will immediately activate Stage Three. The participant will be sent home without warning and at their family's own cost.
Being sent home from an RSY-Netzer event will affect your chances of being accepted onto future programmes.
If any participant feels that s/he has been the subject of unfair treatment by any member of staff or voluntary leader s/he has the right to submit a formal letter of complaint to the Director of Youth, Students & Young Adults. Any complaints will be dealt with seriously and promptly. In the event that you are not satisfied with the response, you may pursue your complaint with the Chief Executive or Chair of the Board of The Movement for Reform Judaism to achieve a satisfactory resolution. The Movement Rabbi and the Chair can be contacted at the Sternberg Centre.
Love your neighbour as yourself וְאָהַבְתָּ לְרֵעֲךָ כָּמוֹךָRSY-Netzer is committed to listening to all concerns and complaints, however we will not continue conversations with anyone who communicates with us inappropriately, in an intimidating or threatening way, by phone, email, on social media or in person.
The cost of the full year course is £315
Your place on the course will not be confirmed until we have recieved payment.
Please note that once your place on Course Hadracha has been confirmed there will be no refund. Additionally payment is for the full prgaram and regardless of attendance in part the payment must be made in full.
RSY-Netzer strongly believes that all our young people should have the opportunity to take part in our events and we strive to support this in every way we can.
If you would like to apply for financial assistance please click here and download the financial assistance form from our website.
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COMPLETION AND CONSENT
I hereby declare that to the best of my knowledge the Application Form and Medical & Welfare Form is accurate and complete in all its details. I consent to receiving basic first aid whilst on the event. In the event of a medical emergency I understand that every possible effort will be made to contact a family member, but should this not be possible or practical, I hereby authorise a senior member of staff to sign the "consent for operation" form for me should the need arise. I undertake to update the form with any changes in my medical condition between the time of completing this form and the start of the event.
I have read and retain the RSY-Netzer Code of Conduct and agree to abide by the terms outlined in it. I understand that being caught in breach of the Code of Conduct may result in me being send home, and I have made necessary contingency plans should this eventuality occur.
Thank you for signing up to Course Hadracha!