The Haredi Institute for Public Affairs was established in 2014 by businessman and philanthropist Eli Paley, to facilitate innovative thinking, cooperation, and progress on issues of mutual concern for Israel’s Haredi population and society at-large.

The Institute serves as a leading knowledge resource on the Haredi community. The Institute provides a professional approach to designing policy and actionable strategies relating to Haredi society, and produces related research, recommendations, and initiatives. Whenever possible, the Institute collaborates with government ministries, Knesset committees, local municipalities, philanthropic foundations, and leading social initiatives in Israel.

Our Vision:

Maximizing the unique assets and contributions of Haredi society is critical to Israel’s future as a vital and secure nation. The Institute envisions Israel’s Haredi population as a full civic partner—sharing responsibility for socioeconomic challenges and increasing opportunities for prosperity, while preserving its own character and values.

Our Accomplishments:

Since its establishment in 2014 the Institute has become recognized as a leading knowledge resource on the Haredi sector through:

  • Publishing data, studies, and policy papers on key socioeconomic issues
  • Joint ventures with various government ministries (Health, Housing, Education, Welfare, Interior)
  • Convening and participating in premier committees and conferences related to Israel’s society and economy
  • Partnering with Haredi leadership in Israel and abroad to create new opportunitie