Lev Bakehila (Lev in the Community): The promotion of human rights of persons with disabilities in the Haredi community in Jerusalem
The flagship community engagement project of the Jerusalem College of Technology – Lev Academic Center
With the support of the Council for Higher Education, "Lev Bakehila" (Lev in the Community) was established as JCT's flagship civic engagement program focusing on the promotion of human rights of people with disabilities, such as housing rights, education, employment, accessibility, due process, and equality. Students, faculty, and staff assist and empower people with disabilities in the Haredi (ultra-orthodox) communities in Jerusalem, addressing their problems and needs. The project was established and is headed by Dr. Zvika Orr and Dr. Adi Finkelstein from the Department of Nursing.