December 31, 2010

JDC Program for Haredim in Israel Featured in New York Times Article

Earlier this week The New York Times published an article about the potential economic impact and changing views about welfare and education subsidies granted Haredim (Ultra-Orthodox) in Israel.  The article talks about JDC's Shahar program which, in coordination with the rabbis, assists Ultra-Orthodox men with professional training and has set up employment centers that cater to the specific needs and sensitivities of this population. 

Read the full New York Times article at Some Israelis Question Benefits for Ultra-Religious.

You can also read an article featured in Haaretz last month about JDC's work with the Haredi population in Israel at Haredim moving from yeshiva to high-tech, through the army.

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