News and Events

Recently, Hand in Hand’s Jerusalem and Kfar Saba communities marked the fall harvest by spending the weekend picking olives. On Friday morning, parents and children arrived to olive groves near their cities, excited to learn about the olive plant and share in all kinds of fun, olive-y activities.

All of us at Hand in Hand - Jews, Muslims, and Christians, are shocked and heartbroken to hear about the horrific attack in Pittsburgh this weekend. The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh and the city's Jewish community have been long-time friends and supporters of the Hand in Hand Galilee School, and we send our deepest condolences and solidarity to them. 

September 2nd, 2018

July 30th, 2018 Thousands of Jews and Arabs gathered in central Tel Aviv, standing up for shared living and against the Nation-State Law. Hand in Hand community staff planned and executed the event, which included the biggest public Arabic lesson in Israeli history, and performances by well-known Arab and Jewish musicians, like Mira Awad and Ahinoam Nini.

July 2018  Dear Friends, I am writing to share an important development that we have been grappling with in recent weeks - as a country and as Hand in Hand. Both in the Knesset and in the streets there are attempts to divide Jews and Arabs and to entrench discrimination against Arabs and Arab culture.

May 2018 "How do Jewish and Arab parents disconnect themselves from the images of people killed in Gaza, of scared children in the Jewish towns around Gaza, from violent protests and racist chants?” This was the question posed by Israel’s Channel 1 journalist for a piece about Hand in Hand’s school in Beit Berl.

June 2018  Hand in Hand was a finalist at the WeWork Creator Awards in Jerusalem. Efrat Meyer, Senior teacher and Vicky Makhoul, a recent graduate accepted the $18,000 prize on our behalf. Efrat was Vicky's teacher for six years, and continue to be in touch. 

In April 2018, the BBC did a video piece on the Hand in Hand Wadi Ara School. 

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