World Bnei Akiva's convention takes place every four years, with the local branches sending delegates to Israel. During the convention, the delegates, youth and young leadership, will vote on the movement's ideology, projects and future.
Thousands are expected to attend Bnei Akiva's main event at the Jerusalem Theater today. Shimon Peres, Israel's President, will salute Bnei Akiva Shlichim throughout the years, together with key figures in Israeli society. Also performing are the Maccabeats, the Yeshiva University a cappella group, who will sing together with the Bnei Akiva participants at the opening ceremony for the first time in Israel.