Mahapach-Taghir is a Jewish-Arab, feminist, non-profit grassroots organisation for social change established in 1998. The vision of Mahapach-Taghir is a just Israeli society with equal socio-economic and educational opportunities for all sectors and a strong democratic civil society.
Mahapach-Taghir’s main goal is to minimise educational gaps for all of Israel’s residents regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, or socio-economic status – and to build local democratic leadership within marginalised communities. To reach its goals, Mahapach-Taghir promotes inclusive dialogue, cooperation and solidarity amongst diverse communities and sectors whose common experiences with discrimination unites them.
Mahapach-Taghir operates in seven marginalised communities in Israel from north to south: Kiryat Shmona, Kiryat Yovel (Jerusalem), Florentine (Tel Aviv); and the Arab communities Tamra, Tira, Yaffat elNassera, and Maghar.