JPPI’s preliminary recommendations relate to the next stage of the project: the operational or intervention stage. The project thus far has entailed a preliminary exploration of a complex issue that will continue to unfold. Areas that appear to be appropriate for further exploration include but are not limited to:
Community Relations and Israel Advocacy
The areas of community relations and Israel advocacy appear be amenable to substantial increases in Haredi participation. Efforts should be undertaken to assess and determine if such recruitment might be welcome; how they can be most effectively designed and implemented.
Community Services and Jewish Education
Participants in various sessions indicated that there might be overlap and redundancy due to the existence of family and community services in both Haredi and general Jewish communities. Where appropriate, local communities should set up task forces composed of federation and Haredi community activists and volunteers to examine where family services and other community programs can be pooled and where redundancy can be reduced.
Public Service, Professional Development
National Jewish organizations and philanthropic agencies and individuals should examine ways that gifted Haredi individuals can enter public service positions in both domestic and foreign policy areas. These could include special professional development and mentoring programs
All further exploration of intervention steps must include constant consultation and dialogue with the relevant Orthodox and Haredi leaders.