Founded in the late 1960s at the NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, HIPPY Israel is the most veteran of all HIPPY programs. Today, HIPPY Israel and its sibling early childhood programs serve some 3,000 families among Israel’s native-born Arab and Jewish communities and immigrant communities from Ethiopia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Operating in over 70 sites, HIPPY Israel is part of the government’s New Beginnings initiative designed to extricate preschoolers and school-age children from risk and poverty. The Ministry of Education, education and social services departments of local authorities and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem all contribute to the operation of HIPPY in Israel.
|Dr. Ayelet Giladi,
NCJW Research Institute for Innovation in Education
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus Campus, Jerusalem, 91905