It is better to teach the good than to criticize the evil

Shira Banki’s Way
Shira Banki’s Way was established to engage in educational activity and to promote positive values and tolerance in the public sphere.

We hope that the sane silent majority, which has sounded its voice following the murder of our daughter, Shira, will find the strength and build a healthier and more moderate society in which the loud, radical minorities are pushed to the margins.

Our goal is to promote a better, more balanced and moral society, which sees the individual as part of the public and grants every person his or her place.

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Projects

Clinic for the Struggle against Hatred in the Public Sphere

In cooperation with the Berl Katznelson Foundation, at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya: an academic clinic at the School of Law, which will feature an academic course, provide pro bono legal aid and publish position papers and legislative proposals.

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Meeting Point – Dialogue Circles

An initiative, which immediately followed the murder, initially held as a public shiva during the mourning period for Shira Banki, and continued as moderated dialogue circles held every Thursday evening at Zion Square in the Jerusalem city center.

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Conflict Management in Israeli Society

A joint project with the Yitzhak Rabin Center, Katif Center, and Shira Banki’s Way. The project, which was launched in the 2016-2017 academic year, is for junior-year high school students and their educational staff. Its objective is to strengthen understanding about the proper way to resolve conflict.

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This Is Jerusalem! - Teachers’ Lounge

The program considers educators in Jerusalem as key figures and cultural heroes who can change the city’s future. This is a multisector advanced training course for teachers, run by Hebrew Union College in cooperation with the Education Administration at the Jerusalem Municipality.

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Art as a Tool for Social Change

This is an educational art therapy program for children and families at risk. The program enables them to cope with life’s challenges in Israel’s complex reality. It is held at the NGO Yad Rachel Educational and Therapeutic Centers in cooperation with the Schusterman Foundation-Israel.

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The Mirrors Program

This multiyear program seeks to change the social role of young women at risk. The program combines knowledge and research with the authentic and sincere experience of the young women, giving them tools to make their voices heard and influence how they are perceived by society. The program is run by the Projects Unit, Youth Advancement at the Jerusalem Municipality.

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A Different Story

This is an educational program under development, which will include lectures, a series of podcasts about extraordinary figures in Israeli and global history who worked for the good of others. The series will be produced by the Excerpts of History podcast team.

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Events

Eulogy

3.8.15

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Headstone Unveiling Ceremony

8.9.15

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Lighting Hannukah Candles – the Anti-Defamation League

18.1.16

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Lighting Hannukah Candles – The Anti-Defamation League

9.12.15

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Women Lighting Hannukah Candles, 2015 - 8th Candle

13.12.15

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WIZO - Certificate of Appreciation for Shira

19.10.15

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The Tolerance and Gay Pride Parade

21.7.16

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Halacha and Inclusion Conference – Beit Hillel Rabbis

10.4.16

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It Is Better To Teach The Good Than To Criticize The Evil

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