Our Story

Who We Are

The Sir Charles Clore Jewish- Arab Community Centre began in 1985 as a simple after-school club run by volunteers (including current director Mohammed Fahili). Located in the communal bomb shelter of the Wolfson neighborhood,this was part of an effort by the local Jewish and Arab residents to improve their living environment.  In 1991 the Clore Israel Foundation became involved in this initiation and funded the construction of a purpose-built community centre.
The Centre is an independent, voluntarily funded, not-for-profit, non-political and unaffiliated organisation.  It is funded almost entirely by voluntary donations from people who believe in the importance of our work in creating a better future in the region.

The Centre’s aim is to provide high-quality, low-cost activities for Akko’s residents regardless of ethnicity or ability to pay. We endeavour to be the lifeblood of our mixed community while nurturing Akko’s children to become responsible citizens of Israel.

Many of the children that we cater for are from large, poor families and are vulnerable to the dangers of street life.  We aim to help combat school drop-out by offering extra-curricular activities and programmes.  We also offer vital programmes for women and a cultural club for pensioners from the Former Soviet Union.