Municipality approves new projects
The projects are aimed at benefiting residents of the city from all ages and all sectors
The Municipality of Jerusalem's works delivery committee has approved a number of new projects to benefit residents of the city from all sectors and all ages, for their welfare and quality of life in a wide variety of fields.
The main projects are as follows:
Health, Welfare and Education
- Accompanying toddlers and adults on transportation to and from rehabilitation day care centers, through the "Lavy" organization, with a budget of approximately 23 million shekels.
- Continuation of an integrated care coordination program for senior citizens in 2023, with a budget of approximately one million shekels. The purpose of the program is to assist senior citizens who live in the community and suffer from multiple health, functional and social problems and who have no family or social support network, while implementing an innovative work model that combines the health system and the welfare system in the community. The program operates in collaboration with the JDC and the Marom municipal association.
- The "Merkaz Or" program – a new program for young women aged 18 to 26 whose goal is to promote their advancement in various fields, maximizing their rights, education and employment so they can integrate into society in an optimal manner. The program is in partnership with the JDC, "Bituach Leumi" insurance and the Welfare Ministry’s "Yated" program (the national program for the advancement of young at-risk men and women). The total approved budget is approximately 760,000 shekels.
- Expansion of the activities of the "Ta’atzumot" Center, which deals with developmental mental healthcare in the ultra-Orthodox sector, with a budget of 730,000 shekels. The center operates with a goal of providing residents with social and emotional support, improving their quality of life and preventing their children from dropping out of school.
- At-risk youth care center program - a new project whose goal is to provide at-risk youth with emotional care that includes psychiatric treatment, in collaboration with the Herzog Mental Health Clinic. The project is part of the Welfare Ministry's "Yated" program. The total approved budget is approximately 400,000 shekels.
- An educational program to prevent ultra-Orthodox youth from dropping out of school, with a budget of 300,000 shekels. The program, which will operate through the Marom municipal association, will include a mentoring program that will operate in yeshivas and institutions, and address the needs of yeshiva students. In addition, it will run workshops for girls as well as workshops and seminars for parents and educators with the aim of creating an educational and therapeutic framework to prevent dropouts.
- Development and operation of a program to train teachers on coexistence and long-term multicultural education in Jerusalem, through the Ginot Ha’Ir community administration. The total approved budget is 210,000 shekels.
- Program for reducing health gaps and improving the quality of life among at-risk young people and teens, with a budget of 85,000 shekels. The program, whose goal is to improve access of disadvantaged populations to medical services, is a partnership with the Community Academy and operates in 11 welfare frameworks in Jerusalem through the Marom municipal association. The program includes activities promoting health and accompanying at-risk youth for medical treatment when necessary, as well as a volunteer network of first and second-year medical students in welfare programs, including guidance and training sessions.
Society, Culture and Leisure
- Provision of sports and healthy lifestyle services to men at the "Hamei Ga’ash" facility through the Har Nof community administration, including fitness and sports activities, nutrition workshops, swimming and other activities in water. The total approved budget is approximately 200,000 shekels.
- Intensive courses, workshops and tours in Hebrew in the eastern part of the city, through the community administration of French Hill and the surroundings. The total approved budget is 147,000 shekels.
-Equipping a new sports hall built on the grounds of the "Ofarim" School, for the benefit of the neighborhood’s students and community, through the Homat Shmuel community administration. The total approved budget is 100,000 shekels.
- Restoration work on two sculptures in public areas – "The Ship" by Rhoda Reilinger in Denya Square, and "The Game" by Gedaliah Sohobolsky in French Hill, with a budget of approximately 100,000 shekels.
- Event by the group "Nifla'ot Mitgabrot" for elderly widows, through the Har Nof community administration. The total approved budget is approximately 60,000 shekels.
Promotion of Service
- Continuation of the operation of the municipal hotline’s multi-channel project, aimed at enabling all those contacting the hotline to be answered through several channels – by telephone and by digital means (app, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc.). The total approved budget is approximately 400,000 shekels.