Israeli Society Today has become fragmented and faces the disintegration of social values and Zionism. Focused on a materialistic, competitive, and achievement-oriented society, social intolerance has become the norm. Increasing portions of the Israeli people, feeling disconnected from their Jewish heritage, have distanced themselves from Jewish values.
Our Goal is to create a living Bet Midrash, dealing with the question of how to build a better society. We are trying to examine how Jewish tradition and values are relevant to reforming the public sphere in Israel today. We aim to create a cadre of future leaders with an awareness of civic and national responsibilities, suitably trained to sustain social action programs aimed at building a better Israel.
Our Target Population is approximately thirty religious and non-religious 18 -year-old young men and women, from all socio-economic strata, who are willing to postpone military or national service for a year in favor of contributing to the growth and progress of a healthy Israeli society. We see alumni as an integral part of our extended community as we aid and gauge their post-graduation social involvement.