The Chagim Center (Shitim) works to create and form a Jewish-Zionist-humanist culture in Israeli society by specializing in the Jewish festivals, the Jewish life circle and the foundations of the Zionist-pioneering philosophy.
The diverse educational activities reinforce the belonging to the tradition from a position of creativity and renewal.
The festival archive located at the heart of the center safeguards over one million items including festival tractates, articles on philosophy, photographs and movies which document over one hundred years of pioneering Zionism.
The Chagim’s staff includes experts in the fields of ancient and new Jewish culture, educators and members of cooperative-pioneering communities. The Center’s lecturers are leaders in study processes and training for teachers, principals, IDF officers, cultural coordinators and educators. The programs include: workshops, lectures, seminars, tours, online instruction, access to the archive, original publications and more.