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Meet Eli Philip – from Haredi to Social Justice Fellow to progressive campaigner

Meet Eli Philip – from Haredi to Social Justice Fellow to progressive campaigner

Meet Eli Philip – from Haredi to Social Justice Fellow to progressive campaigner As a student at Brandeis University, Eli Philip went to morning minyan, ate in the kosher kitchen — and organized for J Street U. Until the age of 10, Philip grew up Haredi in Petach Tikva. His parents had 22 siblings between [&hellip

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Posted in: Fellowships, News, Racism, Religious Pluralism, Shared Society, Social Justice

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Shatil’s Public Housing Forum Saves Disabled Holocaust Survivor from Eviction

Shatil’s Public Housing Forum Saves Disabled Holocaust Survivor from Eviction

On a recent dreary day in Beer Sheva, a disabled 77 year old Holocaust survivor returned to her home of 20 years to find her lock had been changed. An eviction order had arrived the day before with no court order, no explanation, and no discussion with the tenant. Workers from Amidar, the public housing company, [&hellip

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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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Posted in: Housing, Planting Our Own Seeds: The Shatil Intern Blog

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Meet Dr. Reem Younis: Israel’s First Arab Woman Surgeon

Meet Dr. Reem Younis: Israel’s First Arab Woman Surgeon

As a mother of three and a full-time oral surgeon, you wouldn’t think Dr. Reem Younis would find the time for activism. Nonetheless, she is active in Shatil’s Citizens’ Forum for the Promotion of Health in the Galilee and works to convince the city council to prioritize health in Upper Nazareth. “There is a lack of awareness [&hellip

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Posted in: Health, Women as Agents for Change

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A New Precedent in Public Housing

A New Precedent in Public Housing

Meital Cohen celebrated last week’s precedent-setting announcement that at least 800 apartments in Tel Aviv will be dedicated to people like her who need public housing. The new neighborhood, as big as a city, is to be built on the grounds of Sde Dov, the Tel Aviv airport that is in the process of being [&hellip

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Major Victory for Healthcare

Major Victory for Healthcare

Following years of relentless activism, the Arab-Jewish Citizens Forum for the Promotion of Health in the Galilee achieved a major coup for the residents of Israel’s north: The government announced that it would allocate NIS 930 million to improve health services in the northern periphery. The amount will be allocated over four years. More than [&hellip

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Meet Zoya Levitin Pushnikov: Feminist, Activist, Fellow

Meet Zoya Levitin Pushnikov: Feminist, Activist, Fellow

Born in Siberia, 29-year-old Zoya Levitin is a member of “Generation 1.5” – children of immigrants from the former Soviet Union whose job it was to translate social security documents to their parents and who knew about taxes by second grade. “Our parents didn’t know what they were coming to. And they came with very [&hellip

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A Socially Just Urban Renewal

A Socially Just Urban Renewal

Last week in an unprecedented success for fair housing, an urban renewal law was passed by the Knesset. The bill contained each and every measure recommended by NIF grantee the (Shatil guided) Forum for Public Housing. Thanks to intensive lobbying and activism by the Forum, the legislation now ensures many protections for current public housing [&hellip

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