Some 100 men and women—educators, rabbis, community leaders, and family members of Shira Banki gathered for an evening of study and conversation between members of all sectors and communities in the city.
In a special ceremony, the graduates presented the projects they are running in 15 towns and cities throughout the country.
Shaharit, together with Amutat AMRAM, marked the day of remembrance and awareness for the kidnapped children from Yemen, the Middle East, and the Balkan countries in a special event held June 21, 2015. More than 100 men and women gathered in Shaharit's Tel Aviv offices to hear the families' firsthand stories of losing their children and to think about the next steps in addressing the issue.
Cohort I of Shaharit's flagship "120" program, which began in October 2014, concluded in mid-June with a session in Mitzpe Ramon. This program trains young leaders from the various communities in Israeli society who are willing and able to lead the State of Israel to be a different type of political cadre, one that questions the hackneyed dichotomies in Israeli society and politics.
On the eve of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Shaharit held an open, painful, and fraught conversation on the Holocaust and remembrance through the eyes of Mizrahim. Some 100 people gathered to think about remembering and reminding, to talk about how the Holocaust serves as a point of entry to Israeli identity, and what that all means for people who were not born into this experience. And what about the place of North African Jews in the Holocaust? And a lot more, besides. The panel leading the event was comprised of MK Rachel Azaria, Dr. Tomer Persico, Yehuda Nuriel, and Yael Gidanyan.