Harry Triguboff announces strategic partnership with Hartman Institute

February 18, 2022 by Asher Gold
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A proclamation formalizing a strategic partnership between the Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute and the Shalom Hartman Institute was signed this week in a ceremony held at the Hartman campus in Jerusalem.

Harry Triguboff (2nd left)   Photo: Hila Shiloni

The resulting Centre for Judaism and State Policy will promote a pluralistic agenda on issues of state and religion through public advocacy, applied research, and issue-specific public campaigns.

Headquartered at the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Jerusalem campus, the Center for Judaism and State brings together the activities of various institutions under one umbrella and serves as a powerful body for policy research and advocacy.  It provides tools in support of members of Knesset, policymakers, and activists who are working to make an impact through legislation and grassroots activism.

“Our shared vision is that the Judaism and State Policy Center will work towards a reality whereby all state policies touching on matters of Judaism and state will be consistent  with the vision of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state, and will be based upon the values of communal and mutual responsibility among all Israeli citizens, all Jews and Jewish communities around the world,” reads the proclamation. “We undertake to develop and promote the above agenda, by allocating necessary resources to facilitate the ongoing activities of the Judaism and State Policy Center and to establish its new, permanent physical home on the Shalom Hartman Institute campus in Jerusalem.”

Participating in the signing ceremony were Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute;  Harry Triguboff, Founder of Triguboff Foundation and Institute; Efraim Halevy, Triguboff Institute Chairman and former director of the Mossad; Shalom Norman, CEO of the Triguboff Institute, Rabbi Yehuda Gilad, Rosh Yeshivah at Yeshivat Maale Gilboa and a Board Member of the Triguboff  Institute; Shiri Mersel, Vice President and General Manager of the Hartman Institute; Ronit Heyd, Vice President and Director of the Center for Israeli and Jewish identity at the Shalom Hartman Institute and Tani Frank, Director of the Center for Judaism and State Policy.

The Centre for Judaism and State Policy grew out of a deep belief in the principle of mutual responsibility and recognition that the State of Israel is central to the existence, development, and prosperity of the entire Jewish people.

“Our work starts with a commitment to all Jews – whether they are Orthodox, Conservative, Reform or secular; live in Israel, Australia or North America – every Jew counts,” said Donniel Hartman, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute.  “Our job is to maintain a strong Judaism the next generation will embrace, to create the desire to continue being Jewish and feel a strong connection to Israel.”

“Today’s proclamation reflects a deep spirit of collaboration inspired by our shared values of pluralism and tolerance,” said Harry Triguboff, founder of the Center for Judaism and State Policy at the Triguboff and Hartman Institute. “Only through mutual cooperation between Diaspora Jews and Israelis will we bring profound change and achieve long-term impact, both within the State of Israel and amongst Jews around the world.”


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