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Activities 2022


Nigunim is a Hostel for At-Risk young women from the Orthodox community across the country, which is located in Jerusalem.

The hostel provides long-term accommodation, therapy, and assistance to troubled young women between the ages of 13 and 20.

Many are victims of emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse, and demonstrate self-destructive, acting-out behaviors, such as drug abuse.

The Hostel provides residential and individualised program of assistance such as conventional and alternative psychological therapies.

Our project gives the girls the opportunity to participate in art therapy classes such as therapeutic painting class, music, dance, and drama

The art  therapy contribute to the advancement of girls, to their relaxation, to assist in their learning and contribute to their future integration into society



Lissan aims to bridge the gap between East and West Jerusalem and strengthen East Jerusalemite women.

Over 64% of women in East Jerusalem don’t speak any Hebrew and over 75% of East Jerusalemite women of working age are not employed, with lack of Hebrew knowledge

reported as a main obstacle to finding employment.


Our project “Medabrot Ivrit “  is to provide Hebrew education to the women of East Jerusalem, enabling easier access to rights, resources, and opportunities.

Lissan offers a program like no other, which suits the needs of East Jerusalemite women in a supportive, culturally competent, and gender sensitive environment


The Jaffa Institute

The Arab neighbourhoods of Jaffa in Israel are some of the most poverty-stricken areas in Israel, they suffer from crime, violence, substance abuse, and nutritional insecurity.

Families from diverse backgrounds are facing sociocultural and linguistic barriers to success; this creates obstacles for matriculation and access to higher education and a disconcertingly high number of children in our service area dropout of high school before graduation.

Our project, "The Aristotle Center", serves 15 at-risk children ages 3-6 with special needs, referred by social welfare authorities.

The development period between ages 3-6 is critical for an individual’s long-term cognitive abilities

The children get social care, speech and occupational therapy and all other fields based on their needs.

Without intervention, these children are at risk of remaining behind their peers throughout their academic careers and beyond. Additionally, development delays intensify these challenges.



The Sexual Assault Crisis Center assist 9,000 survivors and co-survivors each year by providing practical and emotional support to survivors of sexual violence and their immediate environment.

The center is offering comprehensive services, 24 hours a day, including telephone hotline and live online chat, counselling, advocacy, accompaniment, and information about rights and options to help survivors make informed choices.

Our projects:

Safe Space Community for Women Impacted by Sexual Violence-

A social framework that provides a group of 30 survivors a respite from the trauma, stress and loneliness that are an integral part of their daily life.

The year-long program of weekly meetings for social time, followed by a bonding activity and a recreational activity (arts and crafts workshops/mind-body interventions/enrichment lectures/nature hikes) and ends with a group meal.

Support Groups for Survivors, Parents and Partners-

RCC Sharon runs several support groups to reduce trauma symptoms and provide opportunities for validation, connection, empathy and hope.

The center offers an alternative trauma therapies that address the physiological and non-verbal aspects of survivors’ trauma, including running therapy (2-half-year groups), art-therapy (2 groups) and a sailing support group.



I’lam - Arab Center for Media Freedom, Development and Research

I’lam Center works to empower Arab Palestinian society in Israel by means of

protecting freedoms, human development and research.

The goal is to decrease in manifestations of violence in the Arab community in Israel by

changing the public narrative in the media based on relevant information and data.

Cultivating Youth Leadership and Strengthening and Educating Arab Journalists through courses that improve their professional capacities and increase their knowledge of human rights discourse.

Our project “Journalists Against Violence Movement” was launched in 2019 and has been growing ever since, with 25 active members from different media outlets in Israel, both in Arabic and Hebrew.

The Movement has become the voice of Arab women journalists on issues of gender violence,

Until today, we have managed to conduct over six training rounds.

I'lam have managed to approached decision-makers and met dozens of our journalist colleagues explaining the Gender-Sensitive Press Guide, published during the project’s first year. And produced two media campaigns to introduce journalists and the general public to gender-sensitive press, as well as a study on women in the media.



Tel Aviv assault center

1 out of 3 Israeli women will experience sexual assault.

Utilizing a three-pronged strategy including nuanced crisis support for survivors of sexual violence, educational outreach initiatives and awareness raising aimed at sparking social change, the Center is shifting the public discourse and making certain that all survivors know "You are not alone!"

The Center is responsible for the crisis work in the densely populated Tel Aviv metropolitan area, serving 1.8 million residents, 23% of all Israelis.

Our project: 'Reach Out' At-Risk Youth Education Initiatives for Girls and their Educators:

At-risk/disadvantaged girls are much more exposed to incidents of sexual violence from an early age, yet they are also more prone to keep their suffering a painful secret and have less access to our services.

The Center facilitates hundreds of tailored psycho-educational workshops for thousands of at-risk girls at boarding schools, youth villages, social service units, hostels and group homes.


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Beith Ruth 

Beit Ruth is a long-term therapeutic residence and school with a mission to ensure that vulnerable and at-risk girls, ages 13-18, who have been removed from their homes by court order due to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, are given the opportunity to thrive emotionally, socially, and academically, thereby breaking the cycle of violence for themselves and future generations of children in Israel.

Our project ‘Beit Ruth Alumnae program’ aim to provide mentoring, financial assistance, employment resources, help to navigate government systems, and other essential support to our alumnae.

This support is what every person needs as they transition to young adulthood; however, for our girls, who are unable to rely on family support, it is especially critical.

Although they leave the Village to begin the next chapter in their lives, we are part of them, they are part of us, and they are part of each other.


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Activities 2021

Niroot - the forum for young women's NGO's

Founded in 2011, focuses on central obstacles and issues that vulnerable young women face in their quest for independence and to secure their wellbeing, working to advance institutional support and solutions to dire needs.

The forum thrives to empower and promote young women at risk through policy changes, professional platforms, better accessibility to knowledge and rights and a wider knowledge base and tools for professionals in the field.

Employment - The forum has published a unique research regarding the barriers to employment among young women at risk, the data and the research conclusions are the base for the development of a gender sensitive employment model (GSM),

to describe and produce the most effective tools for providing equal opportunity, lessening social disparity, and promoting social mobility within young women at risk.

The GSM is currently developed with the Snatager Foundation's generous donation.

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Niroot plan to donate 10% of this donation to a small nonprofit organization which serves young women at risk.

They will receive from Niroot, the GSM plus professional training for their staff on how to use this tool in order to help the young women at risk to find employment and integrate into the workforce. 

The GSM and the professional training will be given free of charge


Desert Stars

Desert Stars is building a new generation of Bedouin leaders to promote a thriving Bedouin community and a strong Israeli society.

They empower youth to realize their individual and collective potential as change-making leaders. 


The 'Rawafed' Extracurricular Empowerment Center has been in operation since Desert Stars opened their innovative high school in 2016. 

'Rawafed' offers an array of challenging extracurriculars that complement the school's formal studies and expand students' cultural horizons.

Through Rawafed Center, all Desert Stars high school students participate in activities otherwise unavailable to them: arts, sports, science & technology clubs; workshops in leadership and life skills; language skills and regular volunteering opportunities.

The program encourages students to explore their identity beginning at the most personal level and throughout their 4 years at the school expands to include their community, country and even the world.

Only 8% of Bedouin youth participate in organized after school activities, and rawafed is unmatched in both the quality and quantity of its programming throughout the entire Negev region.


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10% of the donation was passed on through food baskets to increase food stability for Bedouin families in partnership with the “Yanabia” organization.

Desert Stars students aided in packaging and distributing the food baskets.

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Ad'ar is an Arab grassroots NGO established in September 2016 in Haifa, Israel.

The association was initiated by Arab Palestinian activist professionals in the light of a dramatic increase in gender-based crimes against women in the Israeli Arab Palestinian society in Israel; so-called “honor killings”.

Ad’ar’s goal is to contribute to the elimination of so-called “honor killings”/ Femicide within the Arab Palestinian society in Israel and to develop a “Ways of Intervention” for all professionals working with battered women.

Ad’ar is a unique and innovative organization in this field in that its focus is to empower the professionals in the field, working to eliminate violence and prevent the murder of women in the community.

Mostly these professionals are members of the same community as the victims and the murderers and are themselves subject to the same threats as the victims.

“Enhancing the resilience among the professionals in mixed neighborhoods in Haifa-

The Project will focus on supporting and supervising all professional staff and/or activists in the mixed neighborhoods in Haifa, (mixed=Arabs and Jews).

Mainly social workers, but also all professionals and activists who work directly with families and residents of the neighborhoods, will be included in the project, this is due to the difficult political events that occurred in May and shook the trust among residents of the same neighborhoods.

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As a 10% donatation, Ad'ar is looking to work with Halisa (empower a group for women) due to the high percent of women's murder in this neighborhood.    



From mid-November until today, Elbahar have already handled over 30 requests of young women (out of the 250 women we work with each year).

Several of them were referred to consultation regarding academic courses.

Elbahar also recruited young women for our two group activities, which will start just after the renovations in our offices will be completed.

At the end of December, Elbahar will start the financial orientation course, with a group of 15-18 young women. The vocational guidance workshop series will start just after, in mid-January / early February.

Throughout 10 meetings, the participants will be provided with tools to recognize their professional tendencies, strengths, and weaknesses.

They will work on developing their self-confidence, writing their CV, and preparing for job interviews.

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10% of the donation is directed to food and clothes parcels which we provide to 35-40 families in Jaffa every few months.



Makkom ("a place" in Hebrew) is a non-profit organization, established in 2012, that promotes the integration of young women, ages 18-28, who have no family support. Makkom serves as a community for them, with the aim of empowering them in a variety of ways, including fostering civil involvement and activism.


The Lioness Home, “Beit Laviot”, opened a year ago in order to provide single mothers and their children with support which includes subsidized housing, social support, strengthening the mother-child bond. All the mothers carry with them their past traumas, unprocessed traumas, and with the birth of the child these traumas reappear and arise in connection with him.


The donation is aimed to enable each one of the lionesses to have a safe therapeutic space, suited to her individual needs: Dyadic or individual, psychiatric, hydrotherapy to strengthen the mother-child bond, art therapy – to enable them to process the events of their past and to build a better connection with their children.


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10% of the donation will be given to participants to carry out a community event for other single mothers, scheduled for May 2022.

Three participants have started working on the topic with the help of a social work student. Currently the thoughts are on three lecture sessions for single mothers that will form the basis for an ongoing relationship and relief from loneliness between single mothers in the neighborhood.

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Beith Ruth

Located in Afula, Israel, Beit Ruth is a long-term therapeutic residence and school with a
mission to ensure that vulnerable and at-risk girls, ages 13-18, who have been removed from
their homes by court order due to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse, are given the
opportunity to thrive emotionally, socially, and academically, thereby breaking the cycle of
violence for themselves and future generations of children in Israel.

Thanks to the generous support of the Snatager Foundation, Beit Ruth launched a “Vocational
Education & Skills Program” to teach our girls skills toward long-term and sustainable
employment. We are partnering with “Shades of Sweet,” a proven comprehensive job skills
readiness program specially designed for at-risk youth in Israel that uses chocolate-making as a
vehicle to developing job skills.

Through gourmet chocolate making, girls are learning financial literacy and money
management; business practices; marketing; how to work within a team; the importance of
being on time; personal appearance; perseverance; and many other job and like skills, all while
developing a sense of pride in a job well-done.

Sophie, who is 16 years old, said, “It makes me
feel important to learn some money and to learn how to conduct myself in the work place.”

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As part of this program, Beith Ruth is proud to have contributed tzedakah to a joint program with Arab girls.

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