Kibbutz Beit Yisrael is a modern-day community of religious and secular pioneers who live, work and volunteer in the heart of Jerusalem's impoverished Gilo Aleph Public Housing Project. Founded in 1993 as one of the first 'urban kibbutzim,' it is a living example of a pluralistic and just society in Israel's capital.
The Kibbutz's members believe that only when the religious and secular live together can the gap between different religious and socioeconomic segments of Israeli society be bridged to bring about a more unified future.
There are approximately 150 individuals and 37 families living on the Kibbutz. Of these families, seven share full economic cooperation and the remaining 30 share social cooperation.
7 families - parents between 35 - 55
30 families - parents between 23 - 34
20 singles - between 20-30
* Mechinat Beit Yisrael - Pre-Army leadership development program
* Bridges to a Better Future
These programs are designed to promote social responsibility, understanding and respect among diverse Jewish streams of Israel, and to nurture underprivileged, at-risk children, providing them with the skills they need to access better opportunities.
Who are we looking for?
Beit Yisrael seeks volunteers to work in the kindergarten and study in our pluralistic Beit Midrash program for Mechina alumni.
We are also seeking educators with experience working with children to teach English in our after school program. Knowledge of Hebrew is an added bonus.