Since 2004, " Educational Bridge "
non profit Association, has been active in the fields of
education, welfare, and the absorption of immigrants making
We believe that a strong family makes for a strong community,
and a strong and empowered community is the base of a strong
society. We aim to become the bridging gap between parents and
their children, and between immigrants to Israeli society. We
strive to build an independent and strong community that
empowers individuals to undertake personal and societal
responsibilities, and to promote inter-generational dialogue and
understanding between the immigrants families themselves as well
as between immigrants and native Israelis.
Since our main goal is to aid the absorption of new immigrants
into Israel, we complement Education and Welfare Department
services and provide intensive individual and group work with
the native language and culture as a framework. With this view,
we develop culturally sensitive and unique projects in the
fields of education and welfare, which are aimed to create a
safety net for the immigrants and to advance the process of
their absorption into Israel. In addition, we take an active
role in forums and other organizations, on the local and
national level, in order to advance the interests of the
immigrants community and their absorption in Israel.
Since we were once immigrants ourselves and coupled with years
of professional experience, we have a deep understanding and
familiarity with the region and population of Israel. For years
we have successfully run numerous projects reaching a variety of
populations, and have built trust and good relations with these
intended population groups.
“Educational Bridge” has appointed approximately 30 selected
experts with advanced degrees in education, social work, and
psychology, as well as 50 volunteers.
Our organization was founded by Doctor of Education, Dr. Rachel
Shapiro, who today serves as Chairperson of the organization. In
2007, Dr. Shapiro was nominated by the television channel
"Israel Plus" for the title of "Person of the Year" in the
"Community Service" category.
Our work is supported by private and public funds
internationally and inside Israel as well as local authorities
and government ministries.
– program for development of speaking skills and mutual
tolerance amongst youth in a multicultural group in Israel
"Back from the Edge"
– a project to prevent school dropout and empowerment to
"Li – La – Lod"
-Teen Counseling Center, Ganei Aviv Neighborhood, Lod"
"Center for Higher Learning"
"Young Community and the Play Room for infants"
- Development of Personal Potential for Bi-Cultural Teens and
Youth from Needy Families with High Academic Capacities
"Academia for children"
– program for Instilling knowledge and information expertise in
a variety of subject areas