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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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.
Excerpted from the book HAND IN HAND: JEWISH AND ARAB FAMILIES IN ISRAEL . “You grow up understanding that there is more than one way to live your life.” SIGALIT UR, mother, Shorashim.
Excerpted from the book HAND IN HAND: JEWISH AND ARAB FAMILIES IN ISRAEL.  “I want my children to know the Palestinian story and the Israeli story. I want them to know the truth.” FAISAL HAIKAL, father, Kfar Kara.
Noha (left) with her co-principalNOHA KHATIB furthered a family legacy of Arab-Jewish equality as the first principal at the Kfar Kara school, where she worked from 2004 to 2008.

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