Post Army Programs | Shachar Student Communities
Student Communities for Social Change
Shachar Student Communities were established to provide college students with a strong, cohesive social fabric, rich social lives, and a sense of meaning and contributing to society. The student communities are fertile ground for the growth of individual activists and activist communities and for spearheading social change processes both locally and nationally. Shachar student communities are located in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Be’er Sheva, and Haifa. Students meet once every two weeks for workshops on democracy, social justice, beit midrash study and volunteer activity coordination, and team building.
Each student volunteers for 150 hours per year with civic organizations that work for the promotion of democracy, peace, equality, and social justice. Today, all told, Shahar provides twelve thousand volunteer hours to social change organizations every year. As a result, the student communities become both an interface between the different civic organizations and a social network of local and national significance.