Jewish Identity Programs

Shas Olami works with leading national and international Jewish organizations, running programs to strengthen Jewish identity in Israel and throughout the Jewish world. We participate in important discussions and strategic publicity activities with the World Zionist Organization, Keren Kayemet L’Yisrael (KKL – Jewish National Fund), and the Jewish Agency for Israel. We run educational programs that emphasize the richness of our Sephardic heritage and the importance of Torah values through the legacy of Maran HaRav Ovadya Yosef zt”l.

In the United States, Shas Olami is involved with directing outreach activities with the goals of stopping assimilation in American Sephardic communities. We promote the study of the Hebrew language, teach young people about Israel, campaign against anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, and share Torah literature. Project Mashabim is our Israel Experience program for Sephardic teens. It is designed to increase their understanding of Jewish history and identity today through touring Israel and participating in experiential and educational activities.