About the project

The Ohel Yosef (Joseph’s Tent) Community Project was an experimental project to promote a self-help approach to community services in the Katamon Tet neighborhood, which historically has been one of the most socio-economically troubled neighborhoods of the city. A group of local teenagers headed by Aryeh Titzhak initiated the project after they wrote, produced, directed and acted in a play about their lives.The experience led them to become active in the neighborhood, resulting in projects including “student house,” where older students tutored younger ones, a youth club and a community theater, for which the Jerusalem Foundation provided furnishings and equipment.

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