Timora, a non-profit organization established 2002, implements with great success a new educational model for religious troubled teenage youth, ages 15-18 years old, who in spite of their upbringing in tight-knit Jewish communities, dropped out of school, broke away from their families and seemingly gave up on living a normal life.
Focusing on education, a personal rehabilitative process, community and family, Timora has opened four learning centers for troubled adolescents in need of treatment and healing: Yiftah for 45 boys, on the north shore of the Dead Sea; Mahol for 32 girls, in the northern Jordan Valley; the Na’ale technological school for 80 haredi boys in Beitar Illit near Jerusalem; and most recently, the Neve Sraya educational/ ecological Youth Village that was established in 2015 in the Jordan Valley, for 60 school dropouts who had wandered around the hills of Samaria without guidance or a plan for the future.
Over a decade ago, Timora raised agenda the problem of high school dropouts in the religious sector. Since then, Timora has done ground-breaking work in the field, which has earned the appreciation of the government, local authorities and communities.
Timora’s mission is to provide a loving educational therapeutic environment for youth at risk that nurtures confidence and belief in their ability to successfully undergo a process of growth and development.
Our goal is to enable youth at risk to renew bonds with family and society and fully reintegrate into society.
Timora's Innovative Educational-Therapeutic Approach
Timora’s innovative ground-breaking approach, based on over a decade of experience, believes in “work within alliances and relationships” which helps adolescents grow and thrive through managing their own daily routines and relationships within a supportive therapeutic environment. By establishing a safe haven that invites dialogue and acknowledgment, the program provides a restorative experience that endows students with the sense of competence needed to succeed in the outside world.
Timora reaches out to youth at risk, typically aged 15-18, and provides a nurturing environment to guide and empower them, thereby transforming their lives. Timora enhances the students’ sense of competence, and enable them to renew their bonds with family, find their place in the community, and embark on a new and better path.
In all four frameworks, Timora applies a three-pronged strategy, working on education; family and community; and integration in the next stage of life. In addressing education, we help our teens complete their formal education and finish high school. Towards this, students’ confidence in their ability to succeed is reinforced, and they are taught life skills for future success. Work in the family/community level is geared to helping them find their way back into their own families, which serve as foundations for lifelong stability and individual progress. Finally, we strive to enable participants to integrate into the frameworks of the next stage in their life, including the IDF, higher education, and the workplace. Gradually, self-esteem, independence, and personal identity are carefully rekindled and developed.
Timora’s administrators work out of deep commitment to the field, and have devoted years of activity to various educational enterprises.