Associate Organizations

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Kashouvout: Pastoral Care in Israel

Kashouvot is a pioneer organization establishing the new field of pastoral care in Israel. Kashouvot provides pastoral care (also called chaplaincy or spiritual support) for individuals of all faiths and their families. Our chaplains help people identify their unique sources of meaning and inner strengths. Through a variety of pastoral skills and approaches, we assist people in coping with the transitions of aging, illness, death and grief as well as indentifying areas of joy and growth.

Yerushalmim: for a Vibrant & Pluralistic Jerusalem
Yerushalmim: for a Vibrant & Pluralistic Jerusalem

Yerushalmim: for a Vibrant & Pluralistic Jerusalem

Yerushalmim is a not-for-profit civic organization working s to build Jerusalem as a vibrant, pluralistic and inclusive city, which will reflect the great human richness of all its people, help them live together with all their differences, provide a high quality of life for its citizens, and attract new and dynamic residents. In so doing, we will restore Jerusalem to its central place as the capital of all of Israel, and of world Jewry.

Yerushalmim was founded in 2009 by a group of young Jerusalemite activists and professionals, religious and secular, who realized civil society must be mobilized to reverse negative directions in which the city is headed: high poverty levels, the steady exit of young professionals, and increasing religious extremism in its public sphere.

Our activities in the last year have focused on two main fields: The struggle against religious extremism and gender segregation and promoting the status of young families in Jerusalem.

RIKMA

RIKMA

RIKMA is a richly connotative word invoking images of intricate embroidery, connective tissue, and fabric ­ both textile and social. RIKMA aims to weave just that, the sustaining web of connection that binds people into communities and communities into living organisms that live at the throbbing center of greater society, giving and creating to build a better Israel.

RIKMA is an educational organization that seeks to breathe new fire into Jewish life in Israel, by building original communities and strengthening existing ones through training and support of leadership. Through its Fellowship Program for Rabbis-in-training and Professional Support Programs for rabbis and lay leaders, RIKMA is spreading its vision of community from an optimal point of entry: inspired leadership. RIKMA works towards its goals by targeting potential leaders from a wide range of backgrounds for its Fellowship Program and Professional Support Strategy.

Rikma is resource conscious and works hard to channel existing Israeli assets towards its goals, whether they be human resources, infrastructure, seminaries, schools or youth groups.