The Adam Institute is an Israeli non-profit, educational organization that works to create a culture of peace, mutual respect, tolerance and co-existence across religious, ethnic and national groups in Israeli society and the region. The organization’s Hebrew name “Adam”, meaning “human”, was chosen based on the founders’ understanding that human equality is the basis for leading a life centered on the values of democracy and peace. 

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Upcoming Courses

Invitation to an international Online Course:

“Feminism and Democracy: A Deep Dive”

With Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman

Due to popular demand, the Adam Institute has opened “Feminism and Democracy: A Deep Dive” (continuation to “Feminism and Democracy” course)

The course comprises 6 two-hour sessions in English that will be held on the following Thursdays: April 22th, 29th / May 13th,20, 27th / June 3rd TIME: 18.30- 20.30 CET; 19.30-21.30 JERUSALEM time

While the Feminist Revolution has scored many achievements, the path to gender equality has a long way to go. This course is the Adam Institute’s modest contribution to thinking about how to move the needle towards gender equality. It will touch upon these topics: Feminism and morality; Feminism and law; Gender and violence; #MeToo: Feminist methods of struggle; What kinds of democratic models can be developed by feminist women?

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the Adam Institute has opened its fourth online course on Conflict Resolution and Democracy.

The course will be taught via interactive workshops, employing the Adam Institute’s signature “Betzavta – the Adam Institute’s Facilitation Method“, taught by its creator, Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman. The award-winning “Betzavta” method is rooted in an empirical approach to civic education, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.

The course comprises six two-hour sessions in English that will held on the following Tuesdays in April, May and June:

April 20th, 27th, May 4th, 11thJune 1st, June 8th, 

TIME: 18.30- 20.30 CET; 19.30-21.30 JERUSALEM time

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Money makes the world go round Can the world not turn by itself? 

Technische Universität Berlin and Adam Institute Invitation to an online  Workshop on Money and Private Property:

6 Meetings on the following Tuesdays: April 6/13/20/27   and  May 4/11, 2021 

from 09.30 – 11.00 CET (10:30-12 p.m Israel time)
Application Deadline Sunday 29 Mar 2021

Who can attend? – 20 Students from all over the world – Participation is free of charge Click here

JOIN US FOR THIS FREE International Online Workshop on Democracy, Politics and Change.

What’s the difference between democracy and politics? Who and what is governing us? How can we change it, if we want to?

This experiential course meets on Thursdays: 4.2.21, 18.2.21, 4.3.21, 18.3.21, 25.3.21

09.30 – 11.00 CET (10:30-12 p.m Israel time)

Who is eligible? 20 Students from all over the world. Click here

Racism- Ethnicity-Nationalism and Democracy” An Online Course with Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman

Race, ethnicity, and nationalism are three very significant and powerful concepts in our world. The fact that these terms, like other constructs, are discursive means that they change their meaning and their significance. But it does not mean that they have lost their meaning. Our world is shaped by constructs that characterize others and us; these constructs ascribe meaning to commonalities and differences.  click here

In the name of health and survival, we’ve acquiesced to quarantines, curfews, and expanded state surveillance of citizens. We’ve relinquished personal liberties that we never imagined we’d be asked, or willing, to do.

Over recent decades, the Feminist Revolution scored many achievements. Nevertheless, these days of crisis remind us anew that the path to gender equality still has a long way to go. Our previous successes remain supremely fragile.

Democracy in Israel is in crisis. We’re fearful for its future. The Adam Institute is drawing on its decades of experience in democracy education to address the pressing challenges surfacing in this current crisis. . For more information, click here

Peace Journalism Program 2018-2020: Media Impacting Conflict Transformation – 2020 cohort

The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace (AI) and Israel Social Television (ISTV) introduce their new joint project on “Peace Journalism” to train young Israeli media persons as advocators of peace who are committed to conflict transformation within the Middle East. Implemented over three years and funded by the EU. The program provides knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as effective conflict resolution strategies. Participants get objective insight into one of the most complicated issues in the world, obtain practical tools needed to succeed in the media realm, and receive the opportunity to create unbiased media material through the guidance of the ISTV. for more infomation clik here

Empowering Bedouin Women to Become Decision-Makers​

A unique and challenging project has been implemented by Adam Institute together with Amerat of the Desert, a local Bedouin Women NGO. The project aimed to address the exclusion of Bedouin women from decision-making positions at the local levels, specifically in local Bedouin councils in the Negev. At the first phase, 89 Bedouin women (5 groups) participated in the training courses that provided necessary tools and skills for to independently participate and voice their opinions for the 2018 local council elections and beyond.

The program is funded by MEPI (U.S Middle East Partnership Initiative).


“Words Matter” – Educting About and For Freedom of Expression

“Words Matter” is a two-year (2015-2017) comprehensive educational action aimed at promoting freedom of expression and preventing hate speech and incitement. Collaborating with ACRI – The Association for Civil Rights in Israel, we structured the program to target diverse sectors of Israeli society, Jewish and Arab alike. Operating top-down, the program engages policymakers with the most influence in the Israeli government. These leaders can will their constituents towards an accepting, open-minded society. Operating bottom-up, it trains and empowers educators and student peer-leaders, in addition to providing educational programs for middle and high school students. These students and teachers can spark an Israeli future where the voicing of personal opinions, viewpoints, and perspectives is not criticized but is celebrated.

Dialogue in Mixed Cities – Innovative Encounters

The conference Dialogue in Mixed Cities – Innovative Encounters is a joint initiative of The Jerusalem FoundationThe Adam Institute for Democracy & Peace, and Besod Siach – The Association of Dialogue between Groups in Conflict). This was the fifth conference in a series about joint living in mixed cities. This year’s conference focused on Israeli society as a multi-cultural and national cultural society, and innovative ways to foster dialogue among the different groups and sectors. ;  Facebook