Rami Hod’s and Mikhael Menekin’s article in Haaretz
New scholarship program for economic students
SEA’s community organizing program promotes initiatives and activism at community and municipal level, based on the values of social justice.
Social activist with a rich background in social and digital media, part of an urban community in Jerusalem
Chairman of the Pedagogical Committee in the Center for Local Government’s Education Department
Senior macro-economics analyst at Bank Leumi’s research division
radio broadcaster on social issues at the Voice of the Upper Galilee radio station, coordinator of Mahapach-Taghir – a grassroots, Jewish-Arab organization for social change
leader of the Eir vaEm (City and Mother) – Mother’s for Elad movement – the first female party to ever participate in the local elections of a ultra-Orthodox city. A prominent political and social activist in Haredi society. A hi-tech worker and mother of three.
Strategic consultant with a specialization in NGOs, former Chairman of Tel Aviv University Student Union.
Head of the Community Engagement Department at the Haifa Municipality
Head of the Carmel co-op
a veteran social activist, active in a number prominent organizations, working with social and community workers.
Founder of Israel’s first co-operative bank
“I joined the SEA in 2011 through a fellows training course and today I lecture on co-op activity and economy before numerous groups. The SEA has played a pivotal role in expanding the public’s knowledge on social and economic issues and also in changing the face of Israeli society as I see it. The fellow’s program is an amazing way for people like myself to expose divers groups and communities to new and more nuanced understanding of society and economy”. “
Lecturer at Tel Aviv University
“I began studying at the SEA when it was first established (in 2004). One of the most extraordinary things the SEA does is bring together a diverse group of people - from different ages and backgrounds - whose common denominator is a real desire to know and understand, and on the basis of this understanding and knowledge, lead social change.”
Lawyer and economist, Haifa city council member and founder of the SEA’s northern division.
“During my BA studies I received a National Lottery scholarship for excellence in military service, and that’s how I first met the SEA. As a young student with a newly discovered interest in social change, SEA gave me requisite tools to understand social reality and to change it. During the 2011 social protests, I organized the forum of the northern protest encampments, and during the 2013 municipal elections I ran for Haifa city council and was in charge of community organizing for “Living in Haifa” movement. Over the years, I have always stayed part of the SEA, coordinating courses and training workshops, because I understand that only daily connect between studying and doing can lead to a change at both the national and local level.”
News & Updates
(Hebrew) With support of the Social Economic Academy, economic students are working to change the curriculum of economics studies in the hopes of creating a new generation of socially minded economists. Originally Published on Ynet, 2.9.2014
“We must create new courses which will promote critical economic thought for the benefits of students and Israeli society.” Yuval Ofer-Shany, holds an MA in economics and one of the founders of the Economics Students Forum at Haifa University, aided by SEA
What happens when four social activists are also high-techists? Graduates of Sea’s Co-operatives program founded the first programing cooperative in Israel
Precarious employment via employment agencies has reached the Israeli middle class. A
collection of essays published by the Social Economic Academy offer cures for the malady.
Originally published in Haaretz, 12.8.2013
Originally published on Ynet, 04.11.13