Here’s how you can protect minority groups in Israel

Dear Friend,

Here’s how you can protect minority groups in Israel

Last week I joined my young daughter’s school trip to our local park where she learnt about Tashlich – a ritual that symbolically casts away acts we are less proud of and encourages us to articulate our hopes for improvement in the coming year.

This act reminded me of the importance of facing the things in our world that are flawed, our individual responsibility to make small but significant changes, and the collective impact we can have together in moving the dial.

Through our work at NIF day-in day-out I see the challenges that Israel faces. Yet I also have the privilege of seeing the impact of our grantees on the frontline, working tirelessly to protect and defend the most marginalised so that their lives can be better.

This Rosh Hashanah, your donation to NIF will immediately support grantees with the resources they need to fight for a more just and equal Israel.



Your support will allow us to:  

Prevent the deportation of Israeli-born children and their non – citizen mothers through the work of IRAC and Hotline for Refugees. These organisations have already seen more successful applications for legal status on humanitarian grounds in one month than are generally granted in an entire year.  

Address the shocking levels of violence against women that have doubled in the last year in Israel and disproportionately affect Arab and Druze women. Through grantees like/such as Kayan, we are supporting victims of violence through a hotline, providing legal consultation and aid and training hundreds of people a year in promoting gender equality.  

Change discriminatory hiring practices within public institutions so that Arab students can access medical internships and that Ethiopian Israelis and other minority groups are rightfully represented in the public sector.  



The period between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur is dedicated to reflection and to understanding, exploring how we can do more and do better.

Thank you in advance for your support for our work.

G’mar Chatima Tova,

Adiva Kestenbaum Kalms
Director of Development, New Israel Fund

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