Mimizrach Shemesh, is a Beit Midrash and Center for Jewish Social Activism and Leadership in Israel. We cultivate leaders and train activists who are dedicated to the values of communal responsibility and social action rooted in all Jewish traditions including those of the Sephardi and Mizrachi heritage. The Center was founded in 2000 by the Avi Chai Foundation and Alliance “Kol Yisrael Chaverim” We believe in strengthening a Jewish identity that emphasizes the social values of solidarity and justice; We train rabbis and educators to be agents of social change within their communities and Israeli society; We develop leadership in Israel’s geographic and social periphery, with hundreds of participants every year working towards improvement and change in their communities.