Established in 2007, Hineni is made up of five families and 10 singles, all religiously observant, including immigrants from Ethiopia, who settled in Beer Sheva for individual reasons, but who have since joined the community because of a shared vision.
Hineni ('Here I am') aims to develop young leaders both on a personal and on a communal level. The focus is on cultivating skills in social activism, advocacy and communal empowerment.
Contributions include assisting the disadvantaged youth population, increasing the level of volunteerism , contribution to a multi-cultural and pluralist education, and strengthening the connection to Israel and Jewish heritage.
'Homework at home' project - A unique program offering homework help to pupils from 7th-12th grade with a particular focus on their studies and strengthening the family unit.
The community also operates empowerment groups that focus on issues such as taking personal responsibility for the environment and the local municipal and cultural community, and increasing one's connection to the Jewish tradition.
The groups are designed for:
Young Adults (ages 20-35), Adults (ages 40-80) and also an After School Activities for 7th-12th graders.
Every two to three weeks members of the community gather for a community meeting. They organize a community Shabbat in the neighborhood, go on hikes and celebrate the festivals together.
Who are we looking for?
We are seeking both families and singles with a strong bond to Judaism who want to instigate social change, work with other likeminded people devoted to community action, and help create an atmosphere of renewal.
New members should be religious, modest dressers, and multi-cultural. They should be willing to devote themselves to the needs of the community. Teaching and guiding experience a plus.