Building Shared Society in Israel

Hand in Hand brings together thousands of Jews and Arabs in five schools and communities throughout Israel. In Jerusalem. In the Galilee. In Wadi Ara. In Jaffa. In Haifa.  We are proving on a daily basis the viability of inclusion and equality for citizens of Israel. 

Current events threaten to pull Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel apart. Fear, anger and violence are undermining shared living. But this is not the case at Hand in Hand. Our schools and community activity continue unabated in our five schools and communities. As we begin 2015, and as our network of bilingual schools and communities expands, so does our message to Israeli society: THERE IS ANOTHER WAY.


White House Hosts Hand in Hand Students: On December 17th, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted Inbar Vardi and Mouran Ibrahim, two 9th grade Hand in Hand students, to light a menora made by Hand in Hand students at the White House Hannuka celebration. READ MORE

Arson Attack: On the evening of November 29, the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Bilingual School in Jerusalem was attacked.  Arsonists set fire to two first-grade classrooms and graffitied hateful statements against Arabs and co-existence on the school walls. READ MORE. 


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