by Abigail Pickus
This is the first in a three-part series.
Yael Assor, 26, is a social activist living in Jerusalem. Originally from Be’er Sheva, she moved to Jerusalem to attend Hebrew University, which was where she learned about Bema’aglei Tzedek (“Circles of Justice”), an organization that raises awareness and engages the public to take action to make lasting changes in the area of social justice. Today, Yael is the coordinator of the Tav Chevrati (“Social Seal”), a certificate granted by Bema’ageli Tzedek to restaurants in Israel that treat their workers ethically and are handicap accessible. She is also pursuing a Master’s degree from Hebrew University in sociology and anthropology.