“Pilpel” Group of the Working Together Initiative

Pilpel is a group representing the organizations taking part in the Working Together Initiative (WTI). The group is called Pilpel, or pepper in Hebrew, as abbreviation of development, learning and action. The fourth meeting of the group was held last week.

Pilpel is an important component in the work with the organizations operating within the framework of WTI. It is also essential in the creation and maintenance of cooperation between the organizations and WTI.


The Pilpel group will serve as a professional body for the development of a systematic and synergetic concept of work by developing models and work practices for integrating young adults living in Israel’s periphery in meaningful employment. The group will deal with issues related to inter-organizational work in the different stages of mentoring young adults for optimal and long-term integration in meaningful employment.


  • Developing practical models and practices for inter-organizational work that promotes the integration of young adults in meaningful employment.
  • Identifying critical issues for success and creating tailored responses.
  • Forming a sphere for creating a joint language, sharing knowledge, and regional collaborations to strengthen inter-organizational relations.
  • Learning from the accumulated experience in the first year as the basis for formulating recommendations for the continued operation and development of the initiative.

All organizations operating within WTI take part in the Pilpel group (including organizations mentoring young adults, employment organizations and centers for young adults), as well as other organizations that have interfaces with the Initiative or are active in the fields of young adults and employment in the Negev.


In the first year of activity, the group chose to work in three teams, each focusing on a different topic:

  1. Providing access to possibilities of meaningful employment for WTI’s target audiences.


  1. Creating inter-sectorial platforms and strengthening the work interfaces with GOI and decisions makers in the local and regional levels.

  2. c. Forming conditions and principles, which will enable cooperation and partnerships among organizations.


Pilpel is being co-facilitated by Ronit Shelach Morton, knowledge development coordinator of WTI and Nitai Shreiber, co-CEO of Gvanim.


We hope that the Pilpel group will help us to create a common dialogue, encourage sustainable cooperation between bodies that integrate young adults living in the periphery in meaningful employment, and will improve the tools offered by WTI to integrate young adults in meaningful employment.