OUR STORIES

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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After the devastating arson attack on the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School on November 29th, we received an overwhelming outpouring of support from Jerusalem, Israel, and around the world. We feel tremendous gratitude.  Below is a compilation of only a fraction of the many emails, messages, and photos of support we received: 
December 4th, 2014
July 2014 The Bridge over the Wadi School in Wadi Ara celebrates a decade together  A moment of joy, surrounded by sadness, with huge gratitude, happiness and hope. We are about the finish ten years in the Bridge over the Wadi school. The sixth grade students, the seventh graduating class, is on the stage, with excitement buzzing in the crowd of parents, families and teachers.
July 14th, 2014 By Rosanne and Ayed Eid, veteran parents in Jerusalem. The moment has come, high school graduation. The fourth class in the Hand in Hand bilingual school. I always thought that the words “bilingual education” do not aptly describe or reflect the reality in this school. While it is bilingual, it is also bi-cultural and represents both peoples, and much more.
July 28th, 2014 In the afternoon, three days before the end of Project Harmony, a group of young women sit in an improvised staff room in the Hand in Hand Max Rayne Jerusalem School. They are resting between activities, while the older campers are giving snacks to the younger kids. If you weren’t paying too much attention, Project Harmony seems like a regular day camp. Kids running around, bread and hummus for sandwiches, bags of snacks, and a big bowl of fruit.
Lee recalls Hand in Hand's stormy, improbable beginning.

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