In 2015, the Rashi and Tauber Family Foundations responded to growing gaps in Israeli society by launching the Rashi-Tauber Initiative (RTI). An entirely unique approach without parallel in Israel, RTI was designed as a pilot to drive social mobility in Kiryat Malachi as well as Ashkelon, by empowering local leadership and community members to shape their own destiny.

"The initiative has impacted various aspects of the two cities. It has been particularly successful
in improving communication among professionals and involving residents in the process.

Odelia Carmi, Director of Community Programs, JDC Ashalim

"This is the first attempt o deal with the core issues.

Steering Committee Member, Ashkelon

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