Complex social problems such as poverty, domestic violence, crime, and the exclusion of minority populations are of concern to the government and society in Israel. In recent years, the government has passed several resolutions aimed at reducing these phenomena and promoting a more egalitarian and healthier society through legislation and cross-cutting national programs.
During the past year, MJB established the Social Inclusion Team. The team's goal is to assist the government and civil society by conducting research and providing data on solutions that will enable the social integration of minority groups and people living in poverty and social distress. The team is also engaged in research on reducing risk among minority groups that experience economic and social marginality or are subject to discrimination and stigmatization.
In 2021, the team's work will most likely be influenced by the COVID-19 crisis and its research projects will include components relevant to the pandemic.
The goal of this study was to conduct a summative evaluation of the Initiative and to examine (1) the development of the Initiative and its implementation during the participants’ childhood and adolescence, until the age of 18; (2) the goals of the Initiative, its strengths, the challenges involved in its implementation, and its value for the students; (3) the inputs and outputs of the initiative; (4) the outcomes of the Initiative in terms of the academic achievements of the participating students from the Hammer Darca High School and the Bait V’Gan Darca High School, as reflected in their matriculation exam scores.
The objective of this work was to help construct a knowledge base on food insecurity in Israel to assess its scope and identify its characteristics and challenges based on a review of the current literature.
The objective of the research was to examine the achievements of the Ethiopian- and non-Ethiopian-Israeli 12th-grade students participating in the SPACE program in 2018-19 as reflected in their matriculation exam achievements, and assess the impact of the program on the achievements of the Ethiopian-Israeli 12th-grade program participants. An additional objective was to learn about the implementation of the Bridge to America pilot and its contributions as perceived by the classroom teachers and educational instructors.
The goal of this review is to provide policymakers with comprehensive information about all possibilities available for realizing parenthood by singles and LGBT couples, and particularly about fertility and treatments, surrogacy, fostering and adoption.