A project advocating for the employment rights of security workers at educational institutions in Israel. Project's Hebrew Facebook page
In 1973 George Ostrovsky dreamt of creating a cinematheque in Israel. For years, Wim and Lia Van Leer had been running regular screenings in Haifa, Tel-Aviv and then Jerusalem, of films from the Israel Film Archives. Aware of their enthusiasm and knowledge of film, George approached the Van Leers. After a year he managed to persuade them and together they inspired Teddy Kollek to share his dream. Seeking to bring new life to the Hinnom Valley beneath the Old City walls, the perfect site was located. George Ostrovsky provided a million dollars to get the project started and his family has continued to provide significant annual funding ever since. In order to complete the building, Teddy and the Jerusalem Foundation garnered further support from friends in the motion picture industry in Hollywood and around the world. The Jerusalem Foundation, and later the Van Leer Foundation, have continued to provide substantial financing in support of the Cinematheque. In 1981 the Jerusalem Cinematheque officially opened and Lia Van Leer was named Director. The universal language of film became an integral part of the Jerusalem landscape.
Pardes is an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community, based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Students encounter and grapple with classic texts and traditions of Judaism, while exploring their relevance to today’s most pressing issues. Pardes empowers students with the knowledge and tools to take ownership of their Jewish experience. Website
The Young Authority is a municipal body that works towards reinforcing Jerusalem as an attractive city for young people. The Authority believes that young people are the driving force for strengthening the city economically, socially and culturally. As such, the future of Jerusalem depends on its ability to establish a new generation of young productive residents: students, civil servants and industry workers, business managers or professionals, artists and creators in various fields, social entrepreneurs as well as entrepreneurs in other fields, couples and young families, employees and the self-employed who want to create a future within the city. The Young Authority is active with all the bodies inside the municipality and beyond in order to create policy which promotes initiatives and programs to strengthen the city. Website