The Joint Education
Joint religious-secular schools and kindergartens, initiated by Tzav Pius, offer an important alternative to the divisive public school system that separates children based on religious affiliation.
Integrated schools are a source of educational creativity in which the emphasis is on mutual respect and inclusion, creating a connection between Jewish identity and the preservation of traditional and democratic values. Graduates of our integrated schools are exposed to different ways of life and views and develop a stronger and more solid identity. They have a greater understanding of the complexity which shapes a multicultural society, and are better able to see an opportunity where many others see only a threat.
The Principles of Joint Education:
- Creating an infrastructure for an integrated society through quality Jewish and secular education.
- An encounter of diverse identities that preserve what is unique about each of them.
- Assimilating values of pluralism, respect, and mutual responsibility.
Tzav Pius is promoting joint Education in a number of ways
- Advice and assistance during the process of establishing a school or converting an existing school to the joint format – the intended beneficiaries are parents, relevant officials of the local authority, and the school principal.
- Pedagogical assistance for teachers
- Consolidation of a school community
- Training future teachers to work in a multi-identity classroom
- In-service courses for the faculties of joint schools
- Making existing curricula accessible and developing new materials as required
- Increasing public awareness of joint education (among parents foremost)
- Creating a forum of interested parties in promoting joint education
Since 2010 Tzav Pius has helped to more than double the number of integrated schools and kindergardens in Israel. Join us in changing Israeli society by giving our children a valuable education and by connecting different perceptions and strengthening Jewish-Israeli values.