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.

You can use the filters below to select stories by group — students and their families, principals and teachers, volunteers, staff and donors — or do a text search into the stories.

Mahmood Abu Saleh graduated from the Galilee school in 2009 and is now a student in Be’er Sheva studying engineering at Ben Gurion University.
Adan graduated from the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School in 2014 and is now in her first year of a communications degree at Hebrew University. She wants to be a journalist in order to bring a more objective voice to the media. 
In Hand in Hand's all-new alumni program, we are organizing meetings where alumni support one another and work together to bring the values of inclusion and civic action to the world around them. Tamar Borman, a 22 year old graduate of our Jerusalem school, is taking the lead on this project and many others. 
Ariel, Nimrod, Razan, Naama, Noga, Kareem, Fares, and Amado are 8th grade graduates from the Wadi Ara School who are making a difference in their schools.  It started with Ariel Chetrit, a graduate from Hand in Hand’s Wadi Ara school's 6th grade in 2013, and now goes to a local public school that is all-Jewish.
November 8th, 2015  Richard Lakin dedicated his life to teaching and spreading the message of cooperation and shared living as a an educator and civil rights activist. He was also a much beloved tutor to many Hand in Hand students. He was tragically murdered in a terrorist attack on a bus in Jerusalem in October, 2015. He was part of the broader Hand in Hand community along with his wife Karen, and used his teaching and social media as platforms to share his dedication to making change. 
"Tonight I am starting to internalize that I am not alone in this fight for a better life..."  Moataz Arshid, and Hand in Hand Jerusalem graduate spoke to rally of hundreds of Jews and Arabs in Haifa on November 1st, 2015.  Here is what he said: 
"We came to say 'put out the fire'..."

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