The Tikun movement is confident that by linking questions and issues that challenge Israeli society with a commitment to Jewish identity, it will be able to engage in a fruitful dialogue on Jewish tradition and identity and successfully confront Israel’s current educational and social concerns
The Tikun movement unites a select group of active leaders in Israel’s educational, social and academic domains with extensive professional experience in heading organizations dedicated to social change, Jewish renewal and a sustainable, just society. This first year of operation is dedicated to the establishment of the organizational infrastructure. The Tikun membership is involved in intense discussions on a daily basis to help crystalize the mission of Tikun, and we are promoting our agenda in open conferences followed by interviews in the media. We have witnessed eras of renaissance in Jewish tradition from the times of Rabbi Yohanan ben Zakai to the days of Herzl and Ben Gurion. We sense that today’s Jewish Renewal in Israel is highly relevant to the contemporary agenda of the Jewish People at this historic juncture; it can indicate and illuminate the way through this new phase of our return to Zion. We hold Social Democratic values close to heart, yet we consider that a transformation of the ethos of Israeli society is nevertheless necessary. We believe that by linking questions and issues challenging Israeli society to a commitment to Jewish identity we can access the potential for dialogue found in the traditions and identities that live within us, and successfully confront the educational and social issues of Israel today.