During the course of the program we will live together as a collective and experience running a shared household along with other Urban Kibbutz groups who live nearby. All participants will volunteer in some aspect of social action. Together we will discuss and explore the relationship between Judaism, communal sharing and social justice.
what's an urban kibbutz?
An Urban Kibbutz is a community of different groups of young educators and activists living together in shared households. They function as a single financial unit, living ideals of equality and cooperation.
Unlike the traditional rural kibbutz, these are located in an urban environment, keeping them in touch with what is happening in Israeli society, and allowing them to be a part of the larger community.
social action - make a difference!
We will study the Jewish value of “Tikun Olam” (repairing the world) and our actions will reflect this value. We will examine the relationship between the way we conduct our work and the way it affects the world around us. As a group we will discuss how the concept of sharing relates to meaningful social change and the differences between philanthropy and social action.
All participants will volunteer in some aspect of social action. Together we will explore the relationship between Judaism, communal living
and social justice.
Participants will take part in important social activities with children in local schools, engage in sociological research, and work in media and agriculture:
live in the city of haifa
The Urban Kibbutz is located in one of the most beautiful and interesting cities in Israel - between the shores of the Mediterranean and the beauty of Mount Carmel.
Haifa has amazing beaches, great night life, shopping centers, museums and rich history!
Haifa is a microcosm of all of Israel’s social issues: coexistence between Jews and Arabs; social and economic gaps; urban vs. rural dynamics, and more.