The key to change is developing multicultural awareness
At Mabat, we envision an Israeli society where friendships, academic and professional collaborations cross religious and ethnic lines, and where the full range of individual identities and cultural/historical narratives in Israel are respected and recognized.
Changing a shared reality
Through a combination of process workshops, community leadership initiatives, intercultural tours and joint cultural events, Mabat breaks down barriers between Israeli citizens of different religions, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, and gives them tools to impact greater equality in their universities, workplaces and communities overall.
The sessions were very interesting and insightful. They really helped me learn more about myself and the other participants. We respected each other, there was no racism or prejudice, and we accepted the differences between ourselves. Although we spoke two different languages, we understood each other well
Diyala Shams, a Behavioral Science student at Kinneret College
Liminal Identity, Israeli Society and Smartphones - Kinneret College
We’ve been lucky enough to be invited to initiate a dialog workshop in Kinneret College as part of a course on the Israeli society, and came back to tell you all about it.
Shagi Beer Sheva - a Unique Model Integrating Dialogue and Volunteer work
Today we’ve decided to share the story of our fabulous program in the south – the Shagi initiative in Beer Sheva. In Shagi, there is an admirable focus on language as a key to multicultural communication.
A Weekend Seminar for Azrieli College’s Dialogue Program
This is the fifth year that we are operating this program, but only recently have we been able to incorporate a weekend seminar which enabled a deeper conversation on the situation in the city.
Shagi - a new social initiative
Shagi deals with amending social wounds in the Israeli society and creating a tolerant and open dialogue through mutual learning. This is achieved by having groups from different cultures meet, and by offsetting stigmas and prevalent stereotypes
Student deligation to Hamburg
This summer and for the first time ever – we sent a delegation of students who graduated Mabat’s programming to Hamburg and Berlin
Multicultural event at Kinneret College
As the school year came to a close, students who participated in Mabat’s programming put on a multi-cultural event for the entire student body