In the year 2000 Asher Cailingold wrote a chapter on the history of Bnei Akiva and Bachad in the book titled ‘The Jewish Emigrant from Britain, 1700-2000’
Gerald Lever currently resides in Melbourne, Australia. He grew up in London before being evacuated to Harrogate, and first became involved with Bnei Akiva in 1944. He experienced Thaxted, Bnei Akiva Summer Camps, and much more. Read his memories below.
1945 – First Aliyah
1949 – Hityashvut of Kibbutz Lavi
1954 – World Bnei Akiva formed
1956 – Herbert Laster Memorial Hostel cornerstone consecrated
1961 – International Machane Avodah at Thaxted
1962 – Thaxted sold