Shatil http://english.shatil.org.il Leading Social Change Sun, 03 Sep 2017 09:36:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.10 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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Life-Saving Radiotherapy Center Opens in Tzfathttp://english.shatil.org.il/life-saving-radiotherapy-center-opens-in-tzfat/ http://english.shatil.org.il/life-saving-radiotherapy-center-opens-in-tzfat/#respond Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:17:14 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10206 Following eight years of tireless work, dedicated activists in northern Israel had plenty of reason to rejoice this week at the opening of a new radiotherapy center at Ziv Hospital in Tzfat. The journey to this momentous event was arduous. Until this week, the nearest radiotherapy centers for the 1.5 million residents of the Galilee [&hellip

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From Belfast to Jerusalemhttp://english.shatil.org.il/from-belfast-to-jerusalem/ http://english.shatil.org.il/from-belfast-to-jerusalem/#respond Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:49:45 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10178 Partnering Across Sides Both Tomer Oshry and Hitham Slama were born after the Six Day War. Both grew up – one in a West Bank Settlement, the other in an Israeli-Arab town – before the first Intifada and still fondly remember enjoying good relations with their Jewish and Arab neighbors. Slama and Oshry want to [&hellip

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Meet Jessica Montell: A Remarkable Woman Gathering Change-Makers to End the Occupationhttp://english.shatil.org.il/meet-jessica-montell-a-remarkable-woman-gathering-change-makers-to-end-the-occupation/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-jessica-montell-a-remarkable-woman-gathering-change-makers-to-end-the-occupation/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 15:39:30 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10169 “The Israel that you see when you come on Year Course when you’re 17 is beautiful and powerful and attractive and I fell in love with it,” says Jessica Montell with just a touch of cynicism born of years of working in Israel’s human rights community. Montell’s lifelong love of Israel started during her childhood [&hellip

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Pushing for More Tolerant Jewish Spaces in Israelhttp://english.shatil.org.il/pushing-for-more-tolerant-jewish-spaces-in-israel/ http://english.shatil.org.il/pushing-for-more-tolerant-jewish-spaces-in-israel/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 11:14:26 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10160 In an unusual step, a top kashrut official from the Israeli Rabbinate, Rabbi Dr. Oren Duvdevani, left his top post in the Rabbinate to become kashrut supervisor for Hashgacha Pratit (Private Supervision), an organization that advocates an alternative, more meaningful kashrut certificate that, unlike that of the Rabbinate, has no taint of corruption and employs [&hellip

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Uncovering Sexual Harassment of Israel’s Poorhttp://english.shatil.org.il/uncovering-sexual-harassment-of-israels-poor/ http://english.shatil.org.il/uncovering-sexual-harassment-of-israels-poor/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 11:13:19 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10158 An attractive single mother who sports a blond ponytail, Sara Assolin grew up sleeping on the floor of a two-room public housing apartment with her parents and 12 siblings. When she went to Amidar (the government’s public housing company) to take over the lease after her parents died, she encountered an official who was more [&hellip

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Still dreaming of freedom 3500 hundred year after the Exodus from Egypt: Meet Women of the Wall Director and Shatil fan Lesley Sachshttp://english.shatil.org.il/still-dreaming-of-freedom-3500-hundred-year-after-the-exodus-from-egypt-meet-women-of-the-wall-director-and-shatil-fan-lesley-sachs/ http://english.shatil.org.il/still-dreaming-of-freedom-3500-hundred-year-after-the-exodus-from-egypt-meet-women-of-the-wall-director-and-shatil-fan-lesley-sachs/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:01:21 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10126 Lesley Sachs is one of those lucky people who have a mission in life. “I believe I was put on earth to try to better society for future generations,” says the 58-year-old Israeli with the English accent. “I feel lucky that I can pursue this mission.” These days, Lesley is using her tremendous energies, motivation [&hellip

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