Reut Sderot Association

Reut Sderot Association
Program Name: 
Touching the Jewish Spirit
Grant Year: 
2014
Grant Type: 
Israel
Grant Amount: 
$100,000
Interest Area: 
Jewish Identity
Grant Purpose: 

Touching the Jewish Spirit strengthens the Jewish identity of 580 secular Israeli students in Southern Israel, through workshops and activities that further students’ understanding of Jewish, texts, traditions and customs; and to promote tolerance and understanding towards Israel’s various religious and racial sectors through a diversity curriculum.

Description: 

Founded in 1993, Reut Sderot sponsors and administers programs in Sderot that promote improvement and progress in its educational systems and social welfare services. Its programs serve over 5,000 children and adults, particularly the residents of Sderot’s economically needy and socially distressed neighborhoods. Reut Sderot provides hundreds of at-risk teens with quality leadership programs, encourages and supports youth to complete their secondary educations, and trains the young population to give back to the community through local volunteerism.

Grant Quote: 

"We are grateful for this support which will help strengthen Jewish identity of 580 secular Israeli students living in Southern Israel, connecting them to Jewish tradition, customs and culture.”  Yaniv Tzabari, Director, Reut-Sderot Association