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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Interview with 8th-grader AREEN NASHEF, by Yale University intern ZOE LIBERMAN.  It Is an Experiment, But It is Working. At the Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem, Arab and Jewish students are taught together and learn about one another’s language, culture and traditions. The students understand how important it is for places like their school, which allow the two communities to interact and build relationships, to exist.
ELIZABETH BREIT, a senior at Yale University, volunteered for a month in the English department at Hand in Hand's Jerusalem school in 2009.
By JULIE I. BRAM, Hand in Hand board member. Arab and Jewish Children Aren't Actually in the Same Classroom — Are They? A beacon of hope is shining in the Middle East, and I was fortunate to make the long journey from Los Angeles to the Arab village of Kfar Kara in Israel to witness it. There, against all odds, operates one of four Hand in Hand schools that exists to educate Israeli Arab and Jewish children together.
ETAI GARFUNKLE, an 8th grader at the time of this story, is now a high school student.
 Meeting Ground. A tall Jewish boy with light skin and hair, Etai Garfunkle likes computers and hiking. He’s in 8th grade at Hand in Hand’s Galilee school.

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