Symbol of the Gordonia movement

Symbol of the Gordonia movement

Gordonia

 

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.