East and West Jerusalem Women Mark International Women's Day

March 28th, 2014

This year, for the first time, the Hand in Hand Jerusalem community partnered with Ibna Al Kuds, an Arab community center that serves residents of East Jerusalem.

Together they marked International Women’s Day, supporting local Palestinian and Israeli women’s craft collectives and individual artists at a crafts fair hosted at the Max Rayne Jerusalem School.


Hundreds of children, families and community members gathered to listen to an Arabic music ensemble lead by school music teacher Safi Swaid, and to explore the many crafts stalls selling anything from  soaps and candles, to tapestries and olives that women from East and West Jerusalem produced.   

“We are excited to be supporting financial independence for Israeli and Palestinian women in Jerusalem as part of our vision for an equal community and society. We plan to make this into a yearly tradition.”

  • Efrat Meyer, Jerusalem Community Organizer



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