Who We Are

The Galilee Foundation for Value Education - Shorashim has engaged in education for intergroup understanding since 1992. The foundation's central mission is to use informal education to build the Galilee as a model of civil society. The activities of the Foundation deal with bridging three major fault lines in Israeli society and the Jewish world: Jewish - Arab, Jewish - Jewish (primarily orthodox/non-orthodox), and Israel - Diaspora. The foundation's work is rooted in a vision of Zionism that integrates rootedness in the Land of Israel and the unity of the Jewish people, together with the values of equality, freedom of conscience, and religious and ethnic pluralism.

In the area of Jewish-Arab cooperation, our three central programs are the Galilee Circus, a Jewish-Arab youth circus; ''Neighbors'' which has been facilitating encounters between visitors from abroad and Israeli Arabs for two decades; and our newest project, a Hebrew-Arabic regional internet newspaper, ''dugrinet''.

In the areas of Jewish pluralism and Israel-Diaspora relations, we offer a number of educational tourism modules at sites around the Galilee, Jewish cultural programming for the local population, educational consulting for local institutions, and programming support for Partnership 2000 .

Contact us at:

Makom ba-Galil
Galilee Foundation for Value Education - Shorashim
Moshav Shorashim
D.N. Misgav 20164
Tel. 972-4-9902431
Fax. 972-4-9902403

Makom Bagalil