Shatil http://english.shatil.org.il Leading Social Change Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:10:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.5.11 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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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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