Halom Community is a group of about 20 young adults between the ages of 25 and 30 who for the last five years have been residing and working in the Kiryat Yovel neighborhood of Jerusalem.
The Halom Community members settled in the neighborhood during the start of their academic studies in Jerusalem with the goal of creating a shared community. They live near one another and meet every week for a social gathering that includes learning. The community celebrates festivals and other social activities together, and once a month spends a weekend together. Most members of the community are involved in the social and educational field and they see the importance of establishing a shared community while integrating into the fabric of the neighborhood and Jerusalem as a whole.
The community's various projects focus on learning about Jewish identity, but Halom's main project is the youth center, which they run and operate in the neighborhood .
The center was established in partnership with the 'Yuvalim' Community Administration (a local community center) and functions in partnership with parents of the neighborhood's youth and other area-NGO's. The youth center was established with the aim of providing extra social and educational support to the youth of Kiryat Yovel. The community believes that a holistic approach to education will significantly impact the youth of the city.
The community also runs a forum of leaders from several communities in Jerusalem to talk about common dilemmas and to seek solutions.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for people who wants to live in Jerusalem while experiencing being part of a shared community. They should be interested in assisting youth-at-risk in the youth center of the community, teaching English, leading community gardening and/or running afternoon classes such as music or drama.
The community does not practice economic cooperation or communal living.