WHO WE ARE
Fostering empathy and critical thinking to build resilient democracies and safeguard humanity
Rabbi Hillel said “In a place where there is no humanity, strive thou to be human.”
We seek to build more empathetic, respectful, reflective, and just communities fueled by the spirit of social entrepreneurship.
Empathetic communities in which we appreciate our shared humanity, celebrate our differences as the source of our strength, promote social cohesion, treat one another with kindness, even when it’s hard or uncomfortable, and retain our sense of humor.
Respectful communities in which we listen to one another, encourage hearty debate, question our biases and assumptions, assume positive intent whenever possible, reserve judgment, and allow space for people to learn from their mistakes.
Reflective communities in which moderation, balance, temperance, and nuanced critical thinking encourage innovative problem-solving.
Just communities in which we demand fairness, reward integrity, uphold freedom and liberty, and participate actively in shaping civic life.
We believe that every person has the power and responsibility to shape the world around them. Fueled by a spirit of social entrepreneurship and a bias for action, we aim to empower citizens to embrace their own agency and create lasting change.
PILLARS OF OUR WORK:
Making A Difference
EMPATHY & CRITICAL THINKING
Foster empathy, emotional intelligence, critical thinking and active listening skills as a means of instilling understanding and a shared sense of responsibility.
DEMOCRACY & DEMOCRATIC INSTITUTIONS
Counter global trends towards authoritarianism, xenophobia, hate and extremism through the advancement of liberal-democratic values including free speech, the rule of law, basic human rights and a free and independent press.
JEWISH VALUES IN THE SERVICE OF SOCIETY
Unite and strengthen the Jewish community by promoting key Jewish values of kindness, respect, human decency, justice, and repairing the world.
Build the necessary conditions to achieve peace and security for Israel and its neighbors.