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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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.

letter from parent CARMEL RON, upon the opening of the Kfar Kara school, October 2004. Making Peace, Not Just Talking About It. I am the mother of three boys. The oldest, Alon, is in first grade at Hand in Hand's Bridge Over the Wadi school in Kfar Kara. Each morning when I send him to school, I am so thankful to Hand in Hand and all the people who took part in setting it up. I have no doubt that my choice to send Alon to this school was the right one.
By DALIA PERETZ, principal at the Jerusalem school from 2001 to 2010.
Hand in Hand cofounder AMIN KHALAF was profiled in the book Hand in Hand: Jewish and Arab Families in Israel. I Started Asking, 'Why? What Happened Here?' Between the little villages of Sandala and Muqaybli, there is a roundabout. To the left is a camp with a few border patrol guards, a monitoring tower, gates, barbed wire, and bulldozers that break stone.

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