Modern day pioneers, religious and secular members of the Kibbutz Beit Yisrael live, work, and volunteer in the impoverished Gilo Aleph Housing Project. They founded the “Kvutzat Reut” group, run almost exclusively by volunteers, as a vehicle to promote social responsibility.
Our goals are:
To nurture at-risk children and youth, providing them with the skills they need to break the cycle of poverty and build a better future;
To promote social responsibility, understanding and mutual respect among different Jewish streams.
To strengthen the commitment and involvement of Israeli young adults in social action and social justice.
We work to achieve these goals through Mechinat Beit Yisrael, a yearlong, pre-army leadership development study program. Kvutzat Reut’s other program, Bridges to a Better Future, targets over 380 at-risk children and youth in the neighborhood by providing them with the academic and emotional support they need to succeed.