Gilda’s Centre for Women

A safe space to learn and connect

In the summer of 2015, the Centre lost a true friend, Gilda Baron. Gilda had been actively involved in the work of the Centre for many years and her generosity knew no limits. Her untimely passing was a great sadness to all who knew her – a light was extinguished. Before her death, she promised Mohammad Fahili that she would continue to support the Centre for many years into the future – and accepted our request to rename our programmes for women, “Gilda’s Centre for Women.” 
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Our programmes are aimed at women of all ages and religious denominations. We provide a range of educational opportunities which help build the women’s self-esteem and increase their chances of finding employment. Activities focus on camaraderie and support. For many women, the time they spend at the Centre is the highlight of their week.


  • Hebrew course for Arab woman:   In cooperation from Ministry of Employment, the Centre offers a comprehensive course in Hebrew for Arab women looking to improve their language skills in order to find employment.
  • Training for National Service volunteers: In cooperation with the government, professionals teach young women the skills necessary to assist in a range of different public services, such as schools and hospitals.
  • Women’s dance group – Twice a week, our center hosts a women’s dance group in our dance studio. They have enjoyed great success in national competitions over recent years.