Current Projects in Israel

Together, we support projects and programs in Israel that fight for social and economic justice, religious freedom, civil and human rights, shared society and anti-racism, Palestinian citizens, and democracy itself.

Human & Civil Rights

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI)

Protecting Social and Economic Rights

ACRI is the country’s largest and oldest civil liberties organization. Our 2022 project will assist hundreds of thousands of citizens, residents and asylum seekers in Israel, mainly via affecting policies related to health, education, and vulnerable populations in the welfare system.

Breaking the Silence

Educating Young People on the Occupation

Breaking the Silence is an organization of former IDF soldiers who use the testimonies of Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied Palestinian territories to educate the Israeli and international public about the occupation. Our 2022 project will educate young Israelis on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, based on information from testimonies.

Emek Shaveh

Educating about Cultural Heritage Rights in the context of the Occupation

Emek Shaveh works to prevent the politicization of archaeology in the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Our 2022 project will expand Emek Shaveh’s tours in order to expand greater numbers of Israelis about this phenomenon.

Shared Society & Combating Racism

The Association of Ethiopian Jews

Fighting Racism against and Promoting Opportunities for the Ethiopian Israeli Community

The Association of Ethiopian Jews combats racism against the Ethiopian community in Israel. Our 2022 project will address police brutality and police profiling towards Ethiopian Israelis, and promote the employment of Ethiopian ISraelis in the public and high-tech sectors.

New Israel Fund's Shatil

Directors of Shared Society Forum

Shatil is the operating arm of the New Israel Fund that strengthens the forces building a just, democratic and shared society in Israel. Our 2022 project will convene the directors of Israel’s leading shared society organizations and influential activists to collaborate and ensure coordination, in order to strengthen the shared society sector.

Tag Meir: The Light Tag Forum

Distress Relief for Victims of Hate Crimes Through Solidarity Visits and Community Events

Tag Meir is a coalition comprised of 48 organizations from across the religious-secular spectrum that works to combat “price tag” attacks and hate crimes. Our 2022 project will provide urgent support visits to victims of hate crimes, as well as events that demonstrate solidarity between all types of Israelis.

Palestinian Citizens of Israel

Bimkom – Planners For Planning Rights

Assistance to Bedouin Villages in the Negev

Bimkom – Planners for Planning Rights strengthens democracy and human rights in the field of special planning and housing policies in the Negev. Bimkom employs municipal planners, architects, geographers, engineers, and legal advisors to provide professional assistance to unrecognized Bedouin villages. Our 2022 project will work toward government recognition of communities in the Beer Sheva Valley.

New Israel Fund's Shatil

Strengthening Palestinian-Israeli Women’s Leadership in Civil Society

Shatil is the operating arm of the New Israel Fund that strengthens the forces building a just, democratic and shared society in Israel. Our 2022 project will provide training and consulting to Palestinian women’s organizations and women NGO directors.

Women Against Violence (WAV)

Reducing Gender-based Violence in Palestinian-Israeli Society

Women Against Violence works to eradicate the phenomenon of violence against female Palestinian citizens of Israel. Our 2022 project will support WAV’s community programs and youth leadership programs to educate youth, women, and the Arab sector about the problem of domestic violence. 

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Israel Hofsheet (Be Free Israel)

Center for Training and New Initiatives

Israel Hofsheet is the leading grassroots organization in Israel that works on issues of religious freedom, including freedom of marriage, segregation of women, and LGTBQ rights. Our 2022 project will train and mobilize members of the Israel Hofsheet community, municipal leaders, and aspiring parliamentary advisors, to be effective leaders on the issue of religious freedom.

New Israel Fund's Shatil

Women’s Exclusion Forum: Fighting Gender Segregation

Shatil is the operating arm of the New Israel Fund that strengthens the forces building a just, democratic and shared society in Israel. The Forum Against the Exclusion of Women is a coalition of 14 organizations from across the religious spectrum. Our 2022 project will expand the Forum’s educational work in schools.

New Initiatives for Democracy

The Heschel Center for Sustainability

Sustainability Partnerships Program

The Heschel Center for Sustainability promotes sustainable values, planning, and living. Our 2022 project, in collaboration with A Place for Change and the Arava Institute, will support a program for organizations that work in different fields to collaborate and strengthen their understanding of sustainability from an intersectional perspective.

Social & Economic Justice

New Israel Fund's Shatil

Promoting Social and Economic Opportunities in Israel’s Northern Periphery

Shatil is the operating arm of the New Israel Fund that strengthens the forces building a just, democratic and shared society in Israel. Our 2022 project will aim to bridge the gaps in health care in northern Israel by building the capacity of Jewish and Arab health activists in the north through trainings and partnerships, and monitoring the implementation of recent government decisions to improve health in the Arab community.

Physicians for Human Rights Israel

Promoting Social and Economic Opportunities in Israel’s Northern Periphery

Physicians for Human Rights (PHRI) delivers medical services to and raises awareness about underserved populations in Israel. Our 2022 project will support the management, recruitment, and engagement of PHRI’s medical volunteers, in order to improve the quality of humanitarian assistance that PHRI’s volunteers provide.

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