Shatil http://english.shatil.org.il Leading Social Change Tue, 22 May 2018 08:14:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.14 Battle Looming for the Future of Israelhttp://english.shatil.org.il/battle-looming-for-the-future-of-israel/ http://english.shatil.org.il/battle-looming-for-the-future-of-israel/#respond Mon, 14 May 2018 07:51:05 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10372 A constitutional crisis, and what some call a battle for the future of Israel — is looming, with government attempts to limit the powers of the Supreme Court. But many Israelis and supporters of Israel don’t know much about the “override bill,” which Supreme Court Chief Justice Esther Hayut has called “bad” and “dangerous.” She [&hellip

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Meet Shatil volunteer, Janice Fricker: “At Shatil, I found a way to make my contribution.”http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-shatil-volunteer-janice-fricker-at-shatil-i-found-a-way-to-make-my-contribution/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-shatil-volunteer-janice-fricker-at-shatil-i-found-a-way-to-make-my-contribution/#respond Sun, 29 Apr 2018 06:25:00 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10358 Meet Shatil volunteer, Janice Fricker: “At Shatil, I found a way to make my contribution.” Shatil is known for many things, but inspiring a new immigrant to stay in the country may be a first. The blue-eyed blond daughter of a Canadian Armed Forces Colonel and a former teacher, Janice first encountered Judaism at the [&hellip

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Meet Eli Philip – from Haredi to Social Justice Fellow to progressive campaignerhttp://english.shatil.org.il/meet-eli-philip-from-haredi-to-social-justice-fellow-to-progressive-campaigner/ http://english.shatil.org.il/meet-eli-philip-from-haredi-to-social-justice-fellow-to-progressive-campaigner/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 08:24:16 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10349 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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Shatil’s Public Housing Forum Saves Disabled Holocaust Survivor from Evictionhttp://english.shatil.org.il/shatils-public-housing-forum-saves-disabled-holocaust-survivor-from-eviction/ http://english.shatil.org.il/shatils-public-housing-forum-saves-disabled-holocaust-survivor-from-eviction/#respond Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:40:04 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10323 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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Mini-Markets, Major Issuehttp://english.shatil.org.il/mini-markets-major-issue/ http://english.shatil.org.il/mini-markets-major-issue/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:56:43 +0000 http://english.shatil.org.il/?p=10315 On any Saturday, even in cities with large religious populations like Jerusalem, the convenience stores are always busy. Families fill up on gas to visit the grandparents, and home cooks grab last-minute ingredients for Sabbath lunch. The majority of secular Israelis have long depended on the few stores open on Shabbat to provide necessities. But [&hellip

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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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