Founded in 1933, Betar Uruguay arose from the motivation of a group of Jews recently immigrated from Europe and the, then newly created, Brit Hatzoar; a party that carried the flag of revisionist Zionism. Over the years Brit Hatzoar changed its name to Jerut and today we know it as Likud.

During the early years of Betar, Boris Bacalash, a staunch Betari who immigrated from Europe, played his role as the movement’s first netziv (Rosh Hanagah). At that time the Betar maoz was located in Julio Herrera and Obes, although shortly after in 1936 they moved to 840 Soriano Street. There the Brit Hatzoar headquarters merged together with a small maoz that housed a handful of Betarim, all of them 20 years old and up.

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At this time, strong rivalries also began to develop between the tnuot of the country, which even led to Betar having to change his brown tilboshet with menorah buttons for a version more similar to the current tilboshet.

In the following years, Betar became independent from Brit Hatzoar and moved to a humble basement on Marcelino Berthelot Street, in the heart of the Jewish neighborhood.

These were golden years for Betar Uruguay, since the number of chaverim increased in such quantity that a second maoz had to be added, this time at 1118 Durazno Street. At that time Betar had half an hour of transmission on the Springberg radio and He organized ballroom dances in the Palacio Salvo, attended by 2,000 people.

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