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HaSalon Tel Aviv celebrates its official launch 

On February 4, 2019,  several hundred former Haredim, partners and supporters joined us as we officially launched HaSalon, our community center in Tel Aviv where courses, workshops, individual guidance and community and cultural events are already being enthusiastically attended by local participants. Among the speakers: Avigdor Kaplan, Director-General of the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services; Carmela Avlagon, Head of the Special Funds of the National Insurance Institute; Naftali Yaavetz, official in charge of former Haredim at the Ministry of Labor, Welfare and Social Services; Moshe Shenfeld representing the Out for Change Board of Directors; Refael Germon representing former Haredim; and Aviva Borow of HaSalon Tel Aviv. Music, soup, cheese and wine were plentiful, and a good time was had by all. A pop-up art exhibition showcasing the works of former Haredi artists and participants in Out for Change’s photography and spoken work workshops adorned the walls of HaSalon and were enjoyed by the partygoers.

2018: Our year in numbers

2,000 young people participated in events, courses and workshops

450 people received individual guidance

150 community events were held

80 volunteers, 70% former Haredim, helped us grow

40 courses and workshops were held

43 former Haredi parents received legal guidance and 22 received comprehensive legal assistance

20 individuals took part in grassroots initiatives

10 participants in the National Service program pilot

1 in-depth qualitative study on former Haredim published, the first of its kind