Topaz – Leading Social Innovations – Enhancing Civil Society
"Dreams are not so different from Deeds as some may think. All the Deeds of men are only Dreams at first. And in the end, their Deeds dissolve into Dreams." …” But, if you do not wish it, all this that I have related to you is and will remain a fable." (Herzl, Theodore, Old New Land, (1902)
“Topaz – Enhancing Civil Society” is a dynamic social space, which incorporates a network of Israeli creative nonprofit enterprises, passionate social entrepreneurs, activists and social leaders, working both in the Israeli social field and in the international arena since 2000.
For close to twenty years, Topaz has launched over sixty creative new enterprises. Together with its partners Topaz pursued a wide range of social causes among them establishing secondary schools for disadvantaged teenagers; developing and operating youth and family support centers; advancing a wide range of community based educational programs; initiating rehabilitation programs for treating disabled, traumatized and marginalized groups in the Israeli society and world-wide.
Aside from its core operations, a diversified spectrum of innovative ventures and civil society organizations have been developed under the auspices of Topaz in the fields of education, leadership, volunteerism, social justice, women empowerment, disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and refugee assistance. Through its work, Topaz contributes not only to the Israeli society but also to global well-being by advancing Tikkun Olamnotions and values.