Social Justice in Israel
Shvil (Transparency International-TI) Israel promotes transparency and ethics in organizations as part of the fight against corruption in Israeli society.
Adva Center is an action-oriented policy analysis center, working to promote equality between gender, national and ethnic groups in Israel - through policy analysis, public education and advocacy work.
Atzum is commited to issues surrounding human trafficking and other social justice campaigns.
Yedid was established in 1997 to promote social and economic justice in Israel through a national network of Citizen Rights Centers in underprivileged and marginalized communities throughout Israel.
Mahapach Taghir is a Jewish–Palestinian, feminist, non-profit organization for social change established in 1999. The vision of Mahapach-Taghir is a just Israeli society with equal socio-economic and educational opportunities for all, and a strong democratic civil society. Mahapach-Taghir’s main goal is to minimize educational and social gaps in Israeli society. The organization's target groups are the local residents of seven socially and physically marginalized communities - with an emphasis on children, youth and women - and include Kiryat Shmona, Sderot, Kattamonim and Kiryat-Yovel neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Florentine neighborhood in Tel Aviv-Yaffo, Tamra and Yaffat elNassera. College and university students are an additional essential target group, and are a vital component in creating solidarity within the community and in promoting social change. As of today, some six-hundred children and their families, and some two-hundred students and volunteers participate in activities within the different communities.
Association for Civil Rights in Israel is Israel's oldest and largest human rights organization and the only one that deals with the entire spectrum of human rights and civil liberties issues in Israel and the Occupied Territories. ACRI's work encompasses litigation and legal advocacy, education, and public outreach as the most effective way in which to build toward our long-term vision of a just and democratic society that respects the equal rights of all its members.
Derech haTeva is a Jewish Outdoor Education Organization.
Havat Eyal is a organic farm and garden that runs therapeutic programs for special needs children. They can be reached by contacting Hagai at 050.632.3804 within Israel.
SPNI Community Gardens works on different projects to support sustainable environment in Jerusalem. They can also be reached 054.490.1335
Friends by Nature is a non-profit Israeli organization that was established in 2005 by a group of young Israelis working in the fields of multiculturalism, education for tolerance and acceptance, at-risk youth, community renewal and informal education. The founders of "Friends by Nature" represent a diverse mix of Ethiopian-Israelis and veteran Israelis, religious and secular, all sharing in the understanding that the success of immigrant communities within Israel is dependent on a strong sense of identity, the family unit, and appreciation for their unique cultural background.
Yahel Social Change Program is a unique 5-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program is based in the town of Gedera, about 45 minutes south of Tel Aviv, and combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. The program is offered in collaboration with Friends by Nature - a local grassroots non-profit organization working in the Ethiopian community in the fields of community empowerment and education. Throughout the program participants live, volunteer and learn alongside their peers from the local Ethiopian-Israeli community. Fall program dates are September 26, 2010 - February 20, 2011. For more information, please visit http://www.yahelisrael.com/programs_socialchange.php. The application deadline is June 1, 2010.
Beit Issie Shapiro works toward building a better future for people in Israel with special needs
Jaffa Institute provides educational, recreational and social enrichment programs that endow children with a sense of self-worth by supporting their self-esteem so they can break the cycle of bitter poverty they were born into, and grow to be healthy, educated and productive adults.
Yahel service-learning in Israel.
The Jerusalem Aids Project is a national and International NGO, focusing on education for HIV/AIDS Prevention.
Jewish Heart for Africa brings sustainable Israeli technologies, like solar panels for schools and clinics, to rural African villages.
Yad Eliezer - The largest food and hunger relief organization in Israel.
B'maagalei Tzedek - Our partner organization in Israel. Offers the Tav Chevrati,a seal of approval granted free of charge to restaurants and other businesses that respect the legally-mandated rights of their employees and are accessible to people with disabilities, to restaurants in Israel.
Kehilat Tzedek - Kehilat Tzedek is a center for development of communal social responsibility. We support some 80 congregations, of all Jewish denominations in Israel, engaged in dozens of projects across the country.
Machon Pardes – The Social Justice track at Pardes combines the study of social issues such as the environment, gender and minority welfare, through classical and modern Jewish texts. In addition, students will be learning about the state of the field and specific challenges in Israel with the help of guest lectures from the governmental and non-profit sectors and field visits.
Kav LaOved (Worker's Hotline) is a nonprofit non-governmental organization committed to protecting the rights of disadvantaged workers employed in Israel and by Israelis in the Occupied Territories, including Palestinians, migrant workers, subcontracted workers and new immigrants. Kav LaOved is committed to principles of democracy, equality and international law concerning human and social rights.
Job Katif – Job Katif is an organization dedicated to rebuilding lives and restoring the dignity of the former residents of Gush Katif by helping them secure employment and develop new businesses.
Nishmat – The Jerusalem Center for Advanced Women's Torah Studies domestic abuse resources.
Miklat – Israel's only domestic abuse shelters for religious women and their children.
Rape Crisis Centers – for religious women. Has a 24-hour hotline for women in crisis.
Kipah - Beit Midrash for Social Justice in Beit Morasha, is a high-level study program that brings together people from a spectrum of fields relating to social justice. Rabbis, Knesset workers, academics, educators and social activists meet twice a month to hear lectures from top speakers on the legal, economic and socio-political issues that form the background of the burning social issues in Israel today.
Save a Child's Heart - Israeli group which is one of the largest undertakings in the world providing urgently needed pediatric heart surgery and follow-up care for children from third world and developing countries.
Table to Table - Israeli NGO that rescues excess nutritious food that would otherwise be destroyed and redirects it to people in need.
The Central Bureau of Statistics publishes surveys and other statistics about Israeli Health, Welfare, Education, Demographics, Labor, and more.