POSITIVE Initiatives in Beit Shemesh!

Activists in Beit Shemesh are starting to prepare for the Day After, when the Press Vans go home, and the name of Beit Shemesh and the fractured community relations within the city, will need rehabilitating.

Recent initiatives include the Flash Mob dance by over a hundred women from Beit Shemesh. This event was the brain-child of Miri Shalem, Brenda Ganot, Orna Nachmany, Etty Ben-Ami Suissa and Paz Corcus.

Here's a great video of the Mob strutting their stuff:

This up-beat Beit Shemesh event received national press coverage, including articles on YNet, JPost, Arutz7, and Haaretz.

Another initiative is by the Parnership 2gether branch in Beit Shemesh, which has launched a request for proposals for grass roots cooperative and dialogue projects, aimed at bringing the various groups within the community closer together. Grants of 34,000 NIS are being offered as seed money for winning proposals. This was reported in the Jerusalem Post.

As reported here, there is also the Kiddush Hashem Initative, launched by Rabbi Yaacov Haber of Ramat Beit Shemesh.

If you hear of other POSITIVE initiatives being organized in Beit Shemesh, please let me know - I'll be happy to do my bit to promote them!
Small Print:  There are many halachik issues, even in seemingly harmless and 'no-brainer' public events.  Before initiating or participating in a 'positive' event or project, it is (obviously) important to obtain the 'green light' from your possek/rav.


  1. Hi,
    Do you know how I could get in touch with one of these organizers of the mob? Id like to write a story for Kolech, the orthodox women's feminist organization.


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