Shorashim, meaning roots in Hebrew, is a cutting-edge, non-profit, educational organization devoted to building long-lasting bridges between Israeli and North American Jews on multiple levels. Bicultural programs are the foundation of Shorashim and for nearly 30 years, we have been pioneers in creating customized, cross-cultural programs.
"building long-lasting bridges between Israeli and North American Jews"
The human landscape and authentic encounters with Israelis must act as a core component in addressing contemporary Israel, ensuring that both Israeli and American participants engage in programming that is not merely informative, but also transformative, where they gain a deeper understanding of Judaism and Israel- not only because of what they did, but through the people they met.
“authentic encounters with Israelis”
Our pluralistic Israel experience programs and educational projects bring to life the dynamic power of Jewish peoplehood and the vibrancy of modern Israel. Through Informal, but highly-coordinated connections focused on travel, arts and culture, history, and new technology, we kindle a sense of Jewish identity in a world that has become less affiliated.
“dynamic power of Jewish peoplehood and the vibrancy of modern Israel.“
The diversity of narratives and landscapes that Shorashim presents participants with is a core component in an educational approach that aims to allow a meaningful gateway into the lifelong process of building and maintaining a Jewish identity.
"educational approach that aims to allow a meaningful gateway into the lifelong process"