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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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.
Jerusalem school teacher YAFFA SHIRA GROSSBERG discusses bridging the cultural and historic divide between Jews and Arabs. 
Co-founder LEE GORDON remembers Hand in Hand's early days.
Famed Israeli broadcast journalist ROSETTE HAKIM and her daughter SHIR live and breathe Jewish-Arab coexistence — at home, school and work. Mother-Daughter Duo for Peace. Rosette Hakim has worked for more than 20 years for the Arabic section of the Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA). She is very popular, not only among the Arab population of Israel, but also among the Palestinians on the other side of the Green Line and throughout the Arab world.
MIRI WEXLER, a Jewish American from Los Angeles, volunteered at Hand in Hand's Jerusalem campus during the 2004-2005 school year. The following is excerpted from a letter she wrote.



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