On Thursday (7.6) our human rights center in Beit Shean was granted the prize of “exceptional project” by the Emek Israel college. The department of Human services in Emek Israel is cooperating with many bodies in the North, among them, municipalities, high tech companies and different social organizations.
Within this cooperation, the students of the department of human services are doing their training period in the above fields. This year, Rabbis for Human Rights participated in the project and Rivka Yones, a student of the department, did her training in the public housing rights center in Beit Shean.
Out of 130 projects, 25 reached the final stage and only 2, among them Rabbis for Human rights' project were elected as an “exceptional project” (the other project is a project related to the youth department of Afula municipality).
Out of 130 projects, 25 reached the final stage and only 2, among them Rabbis for Human rights’ project were elected as an “exceptional project” (the other project is a project related to the youth department of Afula municipality).
The prize was given by Professor Aliza Shenhar, the president of the college and PhD. Dalit Yasur-Borochovitz, head of human services department. The mayors of Afula, Nazarath Illit and Migdal HaEmek as well as the senior staff of the department also participated in the ceremony.
Rabbi Kobbi Weis and Rivka Yones received the prize in the presence of 500 people who were invited. The prize includes a scholarship for Rivka and a testimonial for Kobbi Weis, as the representative of Rabbis for Human Rights. We are very proud of the award and we see it as a sign of honor and appreciation for our important work in public housing in Beit Shean.