The Traditional Iftar Celebration
As every year, during the month of Ramadan, we held the traditional Iftar meal with the Kiryat Malachi and Rahat communities in partnership with the Achva Academic College.
Despite the height of a tense evening, during mass protests by all parts of Israeli society, we chose to meet face to face, to talk, get to know each other, acknowledge our differences, but most importantly – share what we have in common.
We gathered, 200 community members from Rahat and Kiryat Malachi, along with Tozeret Haaretz and Achva Academic College management members, the mayors of Kiryat Malachi and Rahat, the CEOs of the municipalities and the Young Adults Centers - we participated in fascinating round table discussions and enjoyed a festive Iftar meal in honor of Ramadan.
It was an amazing experience, and it was great to feel that despite everything that separates and divides us - we can find common ground, sit together around the same table, talk, connect, and learn from one another.
Communities Coming Together
Tozeret Mitchaberet (connects) Events
Tozeret Mitchaberet (connects) events are meetings between the various Tozeret Haaretz communities that are both meaningful and fun. Community members from all sectors, religions, and cultures came together - got to know each other, talked, and shared a fun experience.
The Center Region communities: Jewish communities from Lod, Arab community from Lod, ultra-orthodox communities from Bnei Brak, secular community from Bnei Brak, and ultra-orthodox community from Jerusalem attended a lecture about Israeli politics by the journalist Amit Segal, participated in round table discussions, and enjoyed a concert by a famous Israeli artist.
The South Region communities from Kiryat Malachi, Sderot, Netivot, Nachal Oz, Dimona, and Rahat got together for a day of activities. They competed in mixed groups in the 'Amazing Race' (Tozeret Haaretz style), participated in group discussions, and enjoyed a fun concert by a local band.
Other Tozeret Haaretz Activities
The Tozeret Haaretz communities arranged amazing Purim parties for the city's young adults. We had a great time!
Tu Bishvat Celebrations
In collaboration with the Makom Council and KKL-JNF, we celebrated Tu Bishvet with a festive Tu Bishvet Seder along with Eretz Yisrael songs. Nof HaGalil and Kiryat Malachi communities took the opportunity to nurture their communal gardens and plant trees.
Writing the future – We Are Here To Stay
Tozeret Haaretz's management and board gathered for 48 hours of discussions and decision-making regarding the goals and action plan for Tozeret Haaretz's next five years.