Tikkun - A Center for Gathering, Education and Social Change

Tikkun builds activist communities and educational social justice projects in the marginalized peripheries of Israel. So far we have built five communities, including the biggest urban kibbutz in Israel. We run educational initiatives with thousands of children, youth and young adults annually.

Location: Nazareth Illit
Year founded: 1999

Description

Who are we? Tikkun is a network of 300 young adult activist community members across Israel. What is our passion? Social pioneering: Establishing progressive, activist, intentional Jewish communities as platforms for socio-economic and cultural neighborhood renaissance. We build communities which create and run young adult social-entrepeneurship and educational initiatives in Israel's marginalized peripheries. What are we looking for? Partners in our Vision - Israeli society interwoven with circles of partnership, responsibility and social justice. About Tikkun: "Tikkun - A Centre for Gathering, Education and Social Change" (Registered NGO 580334779) builds activist communities and educational social justice projects in the socio-economic and geographic periphery of Israel. So far we have created five activist kibbutz communities nationwide, in: Migdal Ha'Emek; Nazareth Illit; the Jordan Valley (Kibbutz Na'aran); the Southern Arava; and Rishon Le'Tzion. Our flagship activist community is Kibbutz Mishol – the biggest urban kibbutz in Israel, with 80 adults and 50 children in Nazareth Illit. Tikkun's communities build and run educational social justice projects in partnership with our local communities, schools, municipalities and government ministries. Thousands of children, youth and young adults participate in our programs each year. Tikkun's Aims: 1) Creating activist groups of "social pioneers", youth and young adults who take responsibility for and positively influence their environment, and establishing a nationwide network of activist communities in the socio-economic and geographic peripheries of Israel. 2) Empowering children and youth in the socio-economic and geographic peripheries. 3) Developing young adult leadership based upon Jewish Zionist culture and identity, solidarity and social justice.

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