Reaching out to young adults from poor urban neighbourhoods and development towns.
TORAH & A TRADE
Netiv Tefachot, in the central Galil, reaches out to young adults who come from poor urban neighbourhoods and development towns.
Students at Netiv Tefachot are aged 18-24 and many come from difficult family and economic circumstances, including 20 percent from Israel’s Ethiopian community.
The 5 year programme combines Jewish studies, national service and projects, which serve the needs of their local communities and help the students fully integrate into wider Israeli society.
Since it was established in 2001, the number of families living in the community has more than doubled to 90. It is continuing to grow and 100 new plots are now being prepared for young couples.
In June 2015 the UJIA-funded Beit Midrash opened, providing this community with a modern hub, with a synagogue, library and classrooms.
UJIA will next be helping to fund new student dormitories for at-risk youth on development programmes at this growing community, and will continue to sponsor underprivileged young people to take part in the Netiv Tefachot programme.
"The 5 year programme combines Jewish studies, national service and projects, which serve the needs of their local communities"
School students benefiting from our UJIA JAMS programme in the last year
Number of youth movements receiving key funding from UJIA
Population of the Western Galil
Young people sent on UJIA-supported Israel tour, gap year and other Israel experience programmes last year
Merom Hagalil’s income is almost 40% below the national average
Our programmes directly reach 11,500 young Jewish lives in the UK each year