2 days ago
Part of Window to Mount Zion‘s job is to spread awareness of the diversity of residents on Mount Zion far and wide. As part of that, it conducts tours for a variety of different groups.
On November 5, Window to Mount Zion conducted a tour of the sites for 150 Garin Tsabar members, young people from all over the world.
They visited Mount Zion and absorbed its special, magical atmosphere. During the tour they interviewed people in the streets, they met one of the monks who lives on Mount Zion, and learned about how Christian, Jewish and Muslim institutions, after years of conflicts with one another, have learned to share this space on Mount Zion that is holy to all. May Window to Mount Zion set an example in shared shared living for Jerusalem and all of Israel.
Read more about it in the following link:
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4 days ago
Have you ever taken a bus from Gilo to the central bus station in Jerusalem? Better have a good book and a lot of patience – because today it’ll take you more than an hour, regardless of traffic. How long does it take in a car when it’s not rush hour? Oh, about 15-20 minutes.
What?!?!?!?! 5 times as long if you don’t have a car?!?!
Thanks to an active group of Gilo residents, together with the Gilo Community Council, and with our assistance and that from the 15 Minutes organization that seeks to offer good, fast public transportation all over Israel, the Ministry of Transportation has promised an express bus from Gilo to the central bus station in 2018. Most importantly, this line will be in addition to existing lines, not instead of. This decision was published on the MyNet Jerusalem web site, and in the Kol Ha’Ir newspaper, which carries local Jerusalem news.
You can read about it on our blog post:
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6 days ago
It’s always nice to see the fruits of your labors.
It’s even more rewarding when these fruits have taken time in coming.
In the spring and summer of 2015, MiniActive women, especially from Shuafat and northern Jerusalem, were asked to take part in a process of public participation to plan a playground. On the one hand it was an incredibly sensitive time (things really hadn’t been the same since the Gaza war the previous summer); on the other hand, the dearth of playgrounds and open green spaces in East Jerusalem is such that this was an opportunity that couldn’t be missed.
This playground was one of several that were planned throughout Jerusalem, as part of a joint project with the Jerusalem Municipality and the Bloomberg Philanthropies. (You can read here about a similar playground that was planned and constructed in Gilo, and here about the earlier process.)
The Gilo playground was renewed in 2016. And many in Shuafat, had lost faith that the Municipality would actually install the playground as they discussed. But lo and behold, one bright summer’s day, our MiniActive women were walking in Shuafat and found this, which was installed this past summer. Here’s a video of the new playground:
Many thanks to The Jerusalem Foundation for their continued support of the MiniActive project.
Read more and see more pictures and videos of it here:
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The Jerusalem Intercultural Center added 2 new photos.
1 week ago
Even before school starts up again, MiniActive Youth is off to a running start. There are several groups – some are just beginning and receiving introductions to the program. They are also learning about the environment and about recycling.
You can get more details about these amazing young ladies here:
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Usually the term “trash-talk” is used when sports competitors try to psych each other out to get even a little competitive edge.
We, together with activists from all sectors and populations, have also been doing a lot of “trash talk” lately, but this kind is critically important to how we view our city. And to how we smell – and experience – our city.
Through "the Little Prince – Cleaning Up Jerusalem" initiative, we’ve been mentoring activists from all over the city. In our unique model of advancing grassroots activism throughout the city, we’ve been working with groups from the ‘regular’ Jewish (religious / secular) sector, the Haredi sector, as well as the Palestinian sector of the city. As in many of our activities, we are there to help, follow-up, and support. But the real work comes from the grassroots – and to those residents we tip our hat!
You can read more about it on our blog:
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Thanks for all the great work you do
As in the past, this year MiniActive is again offering a range of courses to help participants as mothers, and to grow as people.
Last month, 20 teachers and teachers’ aides began a 44-hour advanced first aid course, designed only for educators. This course will be approved and its graduates will be qualified by the Ministry of Education, and it will run until December.
This is the second such course that MiniActive has offered over the past few months.
Read about it at our blog post:
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After 5 full years of fantastic activity, engaging over 1,000 Palestinian women and teenage girls in East Jerusalem, and affecting tens of thousands of Palestinian residents throughout East Jerusalem, MiniActive finally has offices of its own. In the last months, MiniActive began renting its own suite of offices in Sheikh Jarrach.
You can read about this change on our blog post:
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The Jerusalem Intercultural Center added 2 new photos.
3 weeks ago
We helped Citypass (the company that operates the Jerusalem light rail) and the Jerusalem Municipality to make the light rail stop at City Hall "a Tolerance Stop", thanks to the encouragement of the Ruach Nachon program.
Here it is on the ground, and you can get many more details in the blog post!
Many thanks to the UJA-Federation of New York and The Jerusalem Foundation for their continued support of our activities to support tolerance in Jerusalem.
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3 weeks ago
November 16 is International Tolerance Day. But there are so many activities advancing tolerance in Jerusalem, why limit it to only one day? Last year we asked a simple question in our Jerusalem-Tolerance Listserv: How many people are doing things to celebrate Tolerance Day? In a very short period of time we had a list of 15 activities.
And thus the *Jerusalem Tolerance Week* was born. This year there are 25 public events, and another 6-7 specially-organized events that are not open to the general public. All of these events are being planned and organized by local activists and organizations. Thank you to all Jerusalemites who are making Jerusalem tolerant! *Only in Jerusalem* has International Tolerance Day turned into and entire week of activities advancing tolerance…
Read more about it on our blog!
Thanks to The Jerusalem Foundation and UJA-Federation of New York for supporting this important social change!
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