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Mahapach-Taghir is a feminist, grassroots Jewish-Arab organization for social change. Our overall goal is to promote a shared society with equal socio-economic, educational and gender opportunities for all.
We do this by:
• Strengthening the agency of marginalized Arab and Jewish communities through community organizing of residents and learning centers for children;
• Promoting solidarity between marginalized social
groups, as well as social justice and equality, through mutual learning meetings between different communities.
• Facilitating participatory democracy and a more effective local governance, through partnerships between the residents and local authorities.

The Learning Community is at the heart of every Mahapach-Taghir community. This holistic, inclusive educational model strives to provide equal opportunities to children and youth in marginalized neighborhoods, while encouraging the civic participation of local residents, parents, and university students. Emphasis is placed on building self-esteem, group activities, individual nurturing, alternative methods of acquiring reading and writing skills, and principles of critical pedagogy.

We work every year with over 600 children and their families, as well as 200 women and 120 academic students, in eight communities across Israel. The Jewish communities: Florentine (South Tel Aviv); Yad Eliyaho (South Tel Aviv); Shikuney Talpyot (Jerusalem); Nazareth Illit (Nof Hagalil). The Arab communities: Tamra, Yaffat
el-Nasra, Maghar and Baka el-Garbiya.

    Categories of Activities:
  • Civil Liberties
  • Human Rights
  • Education
  • Community Centers
  • Pluralism
  • Social Action
  • Israeli-Palestinian Co-operation
  • Empowerment
  • Scholarships for Students

Mahapach-Taghir was founded in Jerusalem in 1998 by a group of students who had been participating in campaigns against tuition fee increases. They believed that the energy of passionate students should be used to work for broader social change, rather than solely for the benefit of students. They began volunteering in the marginalized neighborhood of Katamonim, which made them aware of the dire need to provide after school education and social activities for the local children. They established a Learning Center in the area, which in turn became a community activism hub for local residents. Together, the student activists and local residents worked together on a number of important campaigns. Since its creation, Mahapach-Taghir has replicated its learning community model in eight other communities nationwide, serving over 600 children and their families each year, and training over 150 student activists.

Board of Directors: Ms. Raluca Ganea,Ms. Yael Barda,Mr. Moti Gigi,Mr. Khouloud Idris,Mrs. Shoshi Buhadana,Mrs. Ibtisam Rozalen,Mrs. Kaltom Abu Alheza,Ms. Tami Schnieder
Staff and Management We have 3 full-time and 7 part-time staff members
Our C.E.O. is Liron Azulai
Certificate of Good Standing
(Nihul Takin)
Financial Report (last tax year)   
Certificate of Financial Accounting
(Ishur Nihul Pinkasei Chesbonot)
Annual Report (last tax year) - Hebrew   
Certificate of tax-deductibility at source (Ishur Nikui Mas b'Makor)   
Annual Report (last tax year) - English   
Classification as non-profit organization (Sivug Malcar)   
Anticipated Budget (this coming year) - Hebrew   
Non-standard articles of incorporation
(Takanon Meuchad)
Anticipated Budget (this coming year) - English   

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Address: Ibn Gabirol st., Tel Aviv - Yafo
Tel: 052-3897544