GESHER is part of HABONIM DROR, the sister youth movement of HNOAR HAOVED VE HALOMED, is an autonomous LABOUR ZIONIST YOUTH MOVEMENT whose members strive for the concrete expression of its ideals in their own lives and in society.
HABONIM DROR is based on following 5 PILLARS:
ZIONISM - To upbuild the State of Israel as a progressive, egalitarian, cooperative society, at peace with its neighbors and as the physical and spiritual center of the Jewish People. To this end, Habonim Dror calls for Aliyah, particularly but not exclusively, to communal and collective frameworks. In addition, HDNA calls for active involvement in progressive Zionist and Jewish issues in Diaspora communities.
JUDAISM - To strengthen the relationship between North American Jewish youth and Judaism through their involvement in progressive Jewish communities with the purposes of enlisting their participation in the upbuilding of a renewed Jewish culture, including pluralistic religious expression. This will be accomplished by the development of individual Jewish identities by means of promoting the exploration of Jewish spirituality, the full expression of the Hebrew language, an understanding of Jewish history and a personal relationship with Israel.
SOCIALISM - To contribute to the creation of a new social order throughout the world, based on the principles of self-determination, individual freedom, political democracy, and cooperative economics. As well, to create a society where all people, regardless of gender or race, are considered equal
TIKUN OLAM "Community Service" - To participate in constructive activities in the North American Jewish community while advocating change where necessary to foster Jewish continuity and creativity and the democratization of the community.
ACTUALIZATION - To develop within its members the will to realize their own capabilities and a feeling of responsibility for themselves and their movement.