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Ani b’shock – “Advancing Women’s Rights in Public Housing” project by Janice Fricker

Ani b’shock – “Advancing Women’s Rights in Public Housing” project by Janice Fricker

By Janice Fricker Shatil is pleased to welcome Janice Fricker, a volunteer who made Aliyah from Canada after a 30-year career in education.  Janice is keenly interested in social justice, women’s issues, democracy in action, shared society, and the environment. From time to time, Janice will be offering her first- person experiences with various issues [&hellip

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Thoughts On My First Knesset Visit – Andrew Pico

Thoughts On My First Knesset Visit – Andrew Pico

By Andrew Pico I’ve lived in functioning Democracies my whole life, but I’ve never actually had the opportunity to witness the work of Democracy happen right in front of me – until last week. I had the opportunity to accompany my colleague Yael Yechieli, Shatil Coordinator for religious freedom, to a few Knesset Committee meetings [&hellip

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Shatil at work – by Tamar Friedman

Shatil at work – by Tamar Friedman

Shatil at work By Tamar Friedman A woman stood up, interrupting the government official who was speaking, and turned to address the members of Knesset present at the committee meeting. She had cancer, she explained in Hebrew. She was a single mother who was struggling and wasn’t eligible for public housing because she only has [&hellip

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My two encounters with Israel’s Bedouin Community

My two encounters with Israel’s Bedouin Community

My two encounters with Israel’s Bedouin Community By Demi Levitch It is June 1, 2015 and the seventh day of Taglit-Birthright. Today, Bus 879 is headed to the heart of the Negev, where will spend the next two days in what is advertised on the Taglit website as an immersive experience in the Bedouins. Greeted [&hellip

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Introducing Shatil’s 2015 Interns: Hannah and Demi

Introducing Shatil’s 2015 Interns: Hannah and Demi

Hannah Vester Raised in Boston, Massachusetts, I am a rising junior at Princeton University, where I am studying Politics and Near Eastern Studies. I have always been interested in different cultures and in promoting intercultural exchange and understanding. Shatil’s work, in empowering Israel’s citizenry, fighting racism and promoting a Shared Society, speaks strongly to these [&hellip

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Out of the Goodness of their Hearts

Out of the Goodness of their Hearts

When I was doing an interview last month with Hadas Ofek, a physical therapist and member of Shatil’s Northern Health Equity Network, I ended our interview by asking if she had anything else to say about Shatil or our work. She responded without a beat; “I think the Shatil people are brilliant. Each one of [&hellip

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