ZEHUT – Centers for Deepening the Jewish Identity

ZEHUT represents 32 associations working under the supervision of The Torah Culture Department and The Shenhar Branch in The Ministry of Education. ZEHUT operates 63 centers in 135 councils across Israel, from Ma’alot and Kiryat Shemona in the north, to Eilat in the south. The main activities are held in more than 700 elementary schools and high schools across the country. 

Because the majority of centers are located in peripheral and development towns, the afternoon hours are dedicated to activities within the community: in clubs, absorption centers, working with the handicapped or the elderly, and so on. 

ZEHUT’s goals are: strengthening the common grounds within the nation and cultivating a connection between the different segments; giving meaning to the term “Jewish-Zionist Identity”; enriching students’ acquaintance with Israeli heritage and Jewish culture – its values, symbols and customs – while examining its relevance to their daily life.  

Educating towards acceptance Educating towards acceptance
Activities Activities
Connecting state & heritage Connecting state & heritage
Learning about Jewish holidays Learning about Jewish holidays
A new POV on the Jewish identity A new POV on the Jewish identity
Bar/Bat Mitzvah program Bar/Bat Mitzvah program