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.

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.

Thoughts from brilliant, energetic volunteer, high school student RENEE BARASCH.
Interview with MOTAZ ERSHIED, member of Hand in Hand's 2012 graduating class.
Profile of MICHAELA SINGER, summer 2010 volunteer hired to continue on as a junior high teacher. 
Last school year, communications students at Hand in Hand's Jerusalem high school worked in teams to produce three movies. On June 28, 2011, the students screened their works for friends, families and faculty. The audience admired not only the films' subject matter — profiles of inspirational family members — but also the technical abilities of the students.
Profile of BASSEL EID, class of 2011. Life in This Controversial City. As a member of Hand in Hand’s first graduating class, 18-year-old Bassel Eid is a true pioneer.
Letter from RUTH MOOR, 10th-grader in Jerusalem, to Jessie Serfilippi, a high school senior in New York. 
Profile of SIWAR EID, 11th-grader in Jerusalem. Modeling Coexistence, From Neighborhood to International Scene. It happened so naturally that maybe she doesn’t realize it, but 11th-grader Siwar Eid has become one of Jerusalem’s most experienced ambassadors of Jewish-Arab coexistence.

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