For 40 years, Shatil has been privileged to play a central role in building and empowering Israeli civil society. We support organizations and activists working to strengthen democratic society, offering cutting-edge capacity building, training, and guidance. In everything we do – whether convening, consulting, seeding organizations, or advocacy – we aim to advance a society grounded in justice, equality, human rights, and the rule of law. I invite you to join with us in this essential work.


Esther Sivan – Shatil’s Director

Shatil News



Capacity Building

Our team of consultants and advisors work with staff of social change organizations to grow their capacity to impact the world through new insights on internal work patterns and sharpening focused action to achieve specific goals

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Shatil experts provide tailored consultancy to activists, organizations and coalitions on a wide range of issues.

Shatil training


Shatil Campus offers a broad training curriculum, from one-off sessions about a particular tool or issue to multi-session courses.


Our Issues

Management and leadership, organizational strategy, workplace diversity, resource development

Content Channels

Shatil develops and shares knowledge and resources through our blog, podcasts, videos, written materials and photo library.

Center for Policy Change

Shatil’s Center for Policy Change (CPC) teaches organizations to effect policy change and influence public opinion and discourse.


Advancing Policy

Work with Knesset members, government and local authorities and more to place issues on the agenda.


Digital Media

Use social media networks and digital platforms for maximum engagement.



Build a communication strategy that reaches the target audience.

Simulation Center

Preparing for meetings with decision makers.

Our clients say

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I took part in a Shatil workshop on analysing trends in resource development, and it made me realize how important it…

Shimrit, CEO | 15 Minutes

I was surprised that Shatil’s courses were even more valuable and professional than I’d expected. Becoming familiar with the workings of …

Dikla, Coordinator for Government and Knesset Relations | Woman Wage Peace

As a new CEO, the Directors’ Forum served as a refuge for me, giving me tools and knowledge that I’ll implement…

Sofi Sosonov-Hadar | CEO of Our Heritage

I use Shatil Stock from time to time. I recently used it in my work to raise awareness of the lack of…

Hila, Director of Public Relations | The Abraham Initiatives

Whenever I or the organization need advice or the perspective of another organizational consultant – someone who knows the field –…

Adi Tal Cohen, Director of Infrastructure, The School for Activism Training | Be Free Israel

When I signed up for the course on managing communities, I was sceptical. I’m used to the third sector being low-tech….

Hadas, CEO of Community Relations | Hillel, Leaving the Orthodox World

I took part in the course “Meeting the people that make the news.” It was fascinating, insightful and very professional. After…

Nira Openheim, Spokeswoman | Adva Center

We bring a personal perspective to the goings on in the occupied territories: on the roads, at the checkpoints, in the…

Aviva Conforti | MachsomWatch

Shatil’s podcast enables me to take time out and access professional knowledge on relevant issues from the world of social organizations:…

Mikki, Director of Partnerships | Hagar – Jewish-Arab Education in the Negev

Shift is an innovative blog that ties together important topics from a variety of perspectives: technology, social change, changes at work, recommendations,…

Dr. Omer Keinan | Researcher on social justice campaigns in the digital age

Organizing – Networking – Projects

פעילות בן דתית. צילום: נעם ריבקין פנטון

Recognition: Planning in and Recognition of Bedouin Towns in the Negev

Thirty Bedouin towns in the Negev are not connected to water or electricity and face the ongoing threat of demolition. Shatil works to achieve government recognition through a multifaceted strategy: organizing and building community capacity, strengthening village councils, and providing consultation on advancing policy and campaigns via the media.

Shared Society: Jewish-Arab Partnership specifically in the Negev and Shared Cities

Coordinating forums and running trainings for organizations & activists to advance equality and Jewish-Arab partnership.

כפר בדואי. צילם: יוסי זמיר

Local Power: Increasing the Impact of Bedouin Local Authorities

Working with Negev Bedouin local authorities building peer learning, collaboration, & leadership for specific professional groups.

ניהול ומנהיגות

Gender Sensitive Monitoring of government investment in Palestinian Society

Shatil is working with Itach-Maaki and the Adva Center to increase monitoring by NGOs and local authorities of gender aspects of GR 550.

The Negev: Holistic Rehabilitation

Working towards a rehabilitation program that takes into account the needs of all Negev communities, based on values of equality, justice, peace, partnership and solidarity.

הפגנה של יהומחאה נגד פינוי משפחות מבתיהם בשייח ג'ראח, צילום: יוסי זמיר

Opposing the Occupation // The Forum for Ensuring Freedom of Protest and Fair Policing

Training, mentoring & consulting for organizations who oppose the occupation to strengthen their capacities and influence.

Nasij (Tapestry): Strengthening Palestinian-Israeli Civil Society

Shatil works with organizations and activists, developing their capacity to advance rights, social change and equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel.

Tzameret-Kama (Peak): Empowering Jewish and Palestinian Women

This three-month course gives women in middle-management positions the tools to take on senior roles and supports the development of future leaders.

מסדרון בית החולים, צילום: טל דהן

Equitable Health Care in the Periphery

Forums based in the Galilee and Negev advocate for increased governmental focus on healthcare and health equality in the periphery.

הפגנות נגד שחיתות בבלפור. צילום: יוסי זמיר

Safeguarding Freedom of Expression

Shatil runs trainings and coordinates forums and coalitions of organizations and activists to advance the goals of protecting minorities, strengthening democratic institutions, and safeguarding freedom of expression.

 Leadership Team

אסתר סיוון

Esther Sivan


Carlos Sztyglic

Associate Director

Fida Nara Tabony

Director, Haifa Branch

סולטאן אבו עבייד

Sultan Abu Obaid

Director, Be’er Sheva Branch

אלה ידעיה

Ella Yedaya

Director, National Programs

Dr. Sarit Bensimhon-Peleg

Director, Strategy and Capacity Building

מאיה לייטון

Maya Layton

Director of Capacity Building
חובב ינאי

Hovav Yannai

Director, Center for Policy Change

סוזאן קאנון

Suzanne Cannon

Director, Fundraising and Foundation Relations

Eran Oren

Director, Budgets

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