AVI CHAI concluded its general grant making on December 31, 2019

Programs in Israel

Tzav Pius

Bridging the Religious-Secular Divide in Israel:

Promoting tolerance, diversity, and mutual responsibility

Tzav Pius was established in 1996, and has been operating since then with the aim of establishing a cohesive Israeli society with national resilience, founded on the values of social solidarity and a commitment to civil involvement in the community and in the field of education.

Tzav Pius holds a vision of an Israeli society where Jews of differing perceptions along the secular-orthodox spectrum share a way of life that includes education, culture and community. This society will enable the development of discourse on identities and will serve as a wellspring for contemporary Israeli-Jewish cultural creativity that brings together Jewish-traditional values with democratic values, and serves as a foundation for respect and mutual responsibility for all of Israeli society.

The organization’s activities span the entire fields of both formal and informal education.

The organization establishes and accompanies mixed educational frameworks for religious, secular and traditional students, both within the state educational system and the state-religious educational system: from kindergarten, through primary school, middle school and high school.

In recent years there has been a huge awakening in this field, and many new mixed schools are being established across Israel, including Beer-Sheva, Beit Horon, Jerusalem, Zichron Yaakov, Haruv, Modiin, Kfar Adumim, Mazkeret Batya, Maalot, Pardes Hana, Raanana, Shoham, Shlomi and Tkoa. 

Tzav Pius is interested in assisting any such new initiative in the field of joint education, based on the unique needs of each locality. For additional information, please contact us by e-mail: mail@tzavpius.org.il

Within the field of informal education, every summer Tzav Pius holds a summer camp for religious and secular youth that has received much acclaim among both the children and their parents, advancing values of solidarity and belonging, alongside challenges and unforgettable experiences. The summer camp takes place in the Alonei Yitzhak youth village for 11 days and is unique in all of Israel.

One of the oldest and most successful projects of Tzav Pius is the soccer league for young boys. The club includes 70 groups that meet only on weekdays, enabling youth from all sectors to play together. In addition to the training and games, participation in the groups includes social-educational activities. The groups operate within the framework of the Israel Football Association. The groups that belong to the club include: Beitar Jerusalem, Maccabi Netanya, Beitar Petach Tikva and more.