Tikkun – A Centre for Gathering, Education and Social Change



Tikkun’s Vision: Israeli society interwoven with circles of partnership, responsibility and social justice.

Tikkun – A Centre for Gathering, Education and Social Change (Registered Israeli Charity 580334779) is building a nationwide movement of activist communities and educational social justice projects in the socio-economic and geographic periphery of Israel. We are dedicated to advancing social and economic justice in Israeli society. We believe that education is the key to establishing a stable long-term peaceful, equal and just society.

Tikkun – A Centre for Gathering, Education and Social Change was founded in 1999 by graduates of the youth movement “Ha’Machanot-Haolim“. So far, we have created five activist kibbutz communities, in: Migdal Ha’Emek; Nazareth Illit; the Jordan Valley (Kibbutz Naaran); the Southern Arava; and Rishon Le’Tzion.

Our flagship activist community is Kibbutz Mishol – the biggest urban kibbutz in Israel, with 80 adults and 40 children in Nazareth Illit.

Thousands of children, youth and young adults participate in our programs each year. Our programs include: a network of centers for youth and children at risk; a network of cultural Zionist ‘Bet Midrash’ study groups for young adults; academic training degrees for activist teachers; professional guidance and mentoring for new young activist communities and their projects; and social-responsibility leadership development seminars. All of our programs are created in partnership with the relevant local communities, schools, municipalities and government authorities.