Hoshen: Education & Change
Hoshen, the Hebrew acronym for "Education & Change", is the education and information center of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender) community in Israel. It is a nationwide, non-profit organization whose purpose is to fight stereotypes regarding sexual orientation and gender identity.
Over the past decade, Israeli society has progressed in leaps and bounds towards acceptance and tolerance of diversity, including the GLBT community.
Tel Aviv was voted one of the gay-friendliest cities in the world in 2012. However, there is still a very long way to go. Israel is a “melting pot” country comprised of many religious and ethnic minorities, and there are still many communities in which GLBT youth and adults are excluded, banned, or forced to live in fear.
The tragic assassination of two young people in an GLBT youth center in the heart of Tel Aviv in 2009 was a stark reminder that our work is far from being completed.
Hoshen's purpose is to fight stereotypes regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. [Click for more...]
HOSHEN'S MAIN ACTIVITIES
Every year, over 250 GLBT conduct 700 educational activities, which reach an audience of nearly 30,000 people. [Click for more...]
"My best friend is gay and I hope this will make a change in our classmates' minds"
At the end of each activity we ask the participants to fill out a short feedback questionnaire in order for us to learn and improve these activities.
For feedbacks from students, teachers and counselors click here...
STUDIES AND RESEARCH
An academic research team operates within Hoshen and conducts studies in LGBT related topics. [Click for more...]
Hoshen is a one of a kind organization what make it a global model. [Click for more...]
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
In the coming years Hoshen plans to continue and expand its activity and reach the following goals: [Click for more...]
DONATING TO HOSHEN
You can help Hoshen continue to lead a meaningful change for the LGBT community in Israel! [Click for more...]