A Zionist Socialist youth movement of
moderate stance, established in 1925. Named after A.D. Gordon with its
doctrines based on his interpretations – i.e. the salvation of Eretz
Yisrael and the Jewish People through manual labor and the revival
of the Hebrew Language.
In Gordonia the cadets learned Hebrew and
the graduates organized themselves into training groups pending aliya
to Eretz Yisrael. The movement appealed to the working youth in
opposition to Hashomer Hazair, which appealed to the students. The
“Working Youth” movement in Israel today is close in spirit to Gordonia.