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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The Siksik family does not know their grandmother, Aisa's exact age; and maybe it’s actually not that important. She was born in the last century next to the Hasan Beck Mosque, and grew up in the streets that are now lined with fancy boutiques in the Neve Tzedek neighborhood. Aisa’s life story is intertwined with the story of Jaffa – she is a beloved figure in the city, known for storytelling and bringing blessing and success to those around her.
REBECCA BARDACH, Hand in Hand director of resource development and strategy, delivered the following speech Nov. 10 at General Assembly 2013, the annual conference of Jewish Federations of the United States and Canada. The conference was held this year in Jerusalem and attended by more than 2,000 people. In her presentation, Rebecca shares the personal history and experiences motivating her work with Hand in Hand. 
Reflections on a summer spent working at Project Harmony day camp, by volunteer RENEE BARASCH
ADI ITAMARI is a Jewish mom whose daughters are enrolled or have graduated from  Hand in Hand's Wadi Ara elementary school in the Arab town of Kfar Kara. On the occasion of Memorial Day 2013, she reflects on how the school has fostered understanding and love for humanity in her children's hearts.
Parent MERAV CARMELI, along with her partner Nathan and three young children, moved to Jerusalem from Melbourne, Australia, late last year. Merav's children attend the Hand in Hand school. This letter to the editor originally appeared in an Australian publication.
Profile of REBECCA BARDACH, newest member of Hand in Hand's Israeli National staff. Two of her children attend the Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem. 

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