Shatil http://english.shatil.org.il Leading Social Change Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:07:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.13 Ani b’shock – “Advancing Women’s Rights in Public Housing” project by Janice Frickerhttp://english.shatil.org.il/ani-bshock-advancing-womens-rights-in-public-housing-project-by-janice-fricker/ http://english.shatil.org.il/ani-bshock-advancing-womens-rights-in-public-housing-project-by-janice-fricker/#respond Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:20:41 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10313 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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Meet Dr. Reem Younis: Israel’s First Arab Woman Surgeonhttp://english.shatil.org.il/meet-dr-reem-younis-israels-first-arab-woman-surgeon/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-dr-reem-younis-israels-first-arab-woman-surgeon/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:09:46 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10301 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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Thoughts On My First Knesset Visit – Andrew Picohttp://english.shatil.org.il/thoughts-on-my-first-knesset-visit/ http://english.shatil.org.il/thoughts-on-my-first-knesset-visit/#respond Tue, 19 Dec 2017 08:41:41 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10294 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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Keeping Israel’s Cities Pluralistic and Freehttp://english.shatil.org.il/keeping-israels-cities-pluralistic-and-free/ http://english.shatil.org.il/keeping-israels-cities-pluralistic-and-free/#respond Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:10:34 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10282 Which of these stories was told at Shatil’s Free Cities Forum? After 20 years of having one chief rabbi, the Rehovoth municipality decided to fund two chief rabbis at a cost of half a million shekels each at a time when, residents say, the city has no funds for subsidized after-school programs. 300 nationalist ultra-Orthodox families [&hellip

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Shining a Light on Police Brutality in the Haredi Communityhttp://english.shatil.org.il/shining-a-light-on-police-brutality-in-the-haredi-community/ http://english.shatil.org.il/shining-a-light-on-police-brutality-in-the-haredi-community/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 14:38:16 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10244 Rachel Stroumsa served as an intelligence officer in the IDF in the early 90s, and she cites her military service as part of the reason she now leads the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI). “It was the height of buses being blown up,” she says. “I thought and still think that what I did [&hellip

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Detained Asylum Seekers Learn To Use Photography As a Protest Toolhttp://english.shatil.org.il/detained-asylum-seekers-learn-to-use-photography-as-a-protest-tool/ http://english.shatil.org.il/detained-asylum-seekers-learn-to-use-photography-as-a-protest-tool/#respond Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:09:32 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10241 Thick swarms of flies, spoiled or under-cooked food, overcrowded dorms, poor medical care, and clouded mirrors. Until now, the public hasn’t seen these conditions at the Holot detention center, because reporters can’t either. Journalists are forbidden from entering the facility. Shatil is changing the conversation by empowering detainees to get the word out through photos [&hellip

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Lowering the Walls in Jerusalemhttp://english.shatil.org.il/lowering-the-walls-in-jerusalem/ http://english.shatil.org.il/lowering-the-walls-in-jerusalem/#respond Sun, 03 Sep 2017 09:36:50 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10230 Nazeeh Ansari, director of youth and children’s services at the Jerusalem YMCA, has a dream. He’s had this dream for years: an overnight camp for Arab and Jewish youth from Jerusalem. Although it sounds simple, an overnight camp like this, let alone a summer camp, is extremely challenging to pull off in the divided city. [&hellip

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Teaching children tolerancehttp://english.shatil.org.il/teaching-children-tolerance/ http://english.shatil.org.il/teaching-children-tolerance/#respond Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:05:24 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10226 A shoe box, a mirror, two pieces of string, a blindfold, Cheerios, and pretzels. What could this list possibly be for? In Israel, teachers and youth movement leaders of third and fourth graders are using these everyday objects in unexpected ways in a 75-minute lesson on accepting difference. The religious scouts, a group with a [&hellip

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Proudly Orthodox and Gayhttp://english.shatil.org.il/proudly-orthodox-and-gay/ http://english.shatil.org.il/proudly-orthodox-and-gay/#respond Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:46:53 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10212 Two weeks ago on Shabbat at Jerusalem’s Kehilat Zion synagogue, Nadia Aizner stood with glistening eyes under a canopy together with her partner Lena Kuznetsova, holding their newborn daughter, Tair – a name that means “she will light.” The palpable emotion among congregants was a testament to Nadia’s ability to publicly hold both her devotion [&hellip

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Introducing Shatil’s New Design Studiohttp://english.shatil.org.il/introducing-shatils-new-design-studio/ http://english.shatil.org.il/introducing-shatils-new-design-studio/#respond Sun, 16 Jul 2017 14:14:56 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10210 Take 20 creative, cutting-edge designers and expose them to Israel’s most pressing social change issues. Add the creator of the viral sensation “Israel-Loves-Iran/Iran-Loves-Israel” Facebook campaign and a place to meet. Sprinkle this situation with opportunity and possibility and you get four creative, cutting edge campaigns that can change public opinion and influence our leaders to [&hellip

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