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Taking Ownership: Empowering Secular Israelis to Reclaim and Cherish Jewish Heritage During the Hebrew month of Iyar, tens of thousands of Israelis participated in Yachad activities designed to foster a sense of togetherness, strengthen Jewish connections and empower people to take responsibility for their own Jewish life. In Israel, the Hebrew month of Iyar is …

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A Night to Remember: Yachad Makes Pesach Meaningful for Thousands of Israelis “Diaspora Jews who are not religious are generally much more connected to Jewish tradition and to a Jewish community than secular Jews in Israel are,” laments Alita Mor, a secular Israeli resident of Tel Aviv’s tony Ramat Aviv neighborhood. In a bid to …

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Tens of thousands of Israelis flock to festive, experiential Purim celebrations Purim is a holiday that all Israeli Jews look forward to; it’s fun and festive for adults and children alike. However, many secular Israeli Jews don’t feel comfortable in the synagogue, and therefore miss out on the opportunity to hear the megilla.  Their children …

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