Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel is far more than desks, books and classrooms. It is a movement that has impacted communities all around the world. Here are our stories.

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Hallel and Haneen grew up 10 minutes from each other in Jerusalem, but only met as teachers in the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School. This year they are 9th grade co-teachers and they shared their story at the shared Memorial Day Ceremony last week, with hundreds of students, teachers, families, and alumni:  
March 8th, 2018  For International Women's Day, we are celebrating women leaders at Hand in Hand. Shada Edress Mansour is the community organizer in the newest community in Kfar Saba and has been a leader in making gender equality a priority in Hand in Hand schools and communities. 
January 30th, 2018  In Hand in Hand elementary school classes, there are co-teachers, one Jewish and one Arab, who teach together in Hebrew and Arabic. Together, teachers model cooperation and respect for students, and in the process, go through transformations of their own. Yusra, a new teacher and Dana, a veteran teacher, co- teach first grade in the Galilee School.
"Everywhere I go – I am proud to say that I am a graduate of the Galilee School. A place where I learned that every person has endless richness and is a world unto themselves; that every person has a place and a path.
In February 2017, Hand in Hand Alumni Fatima Yahia and Bar Itamari stood together in front of thousands at a gathering for Jewish-Arab cooperation and said: “We are here to assure all of you that living together is possible.”  

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