The Need for English for Israel's Haredi Community
The Haredi sector comprises 12% of the population in Israel. However, based on the rapid growth of this sector, by 2030 it is estimated that over 40% of the population of Israel will be Haredi. The Ultra-Orthodox community is characterized by low employment rates and severe poverty; hence, a low contribution to the economy. Today, the Ultra-Orthodox (ages 25-65) comprise 7% of the Israeli workforce, but only 44% of them work. In 20 years, Haredim will represent 18% of the workforce in Israel. This means that the issue of Haredi employment is a top priority, and requires an urgent response. English offers Haredim a competitive edge.
TALMA is taking an active response by supporting workforce integration, adult employability training, and educational access through English. Learn about our current programs as outlined below. Interested in working with TALMA to support workforce development and Haredi integration? Contact us here.