News and Events

In early November 2017, our schools in Jaffa and the Galilee celebrated the olive harvest season.

On November 10, 2017, Hand in Hand community members from Jerusalem and the Galilee participated the third annual International Jewish-Arab race in East Jerusalem, that was run by Runners without Borders!

In the end of October 2017, we were honored to host a group of dedicated American Friends of Hand in Hand Board Members and supporters from around the world for a three day mission to Israel.

On November 18, 2017, we had at our annual Country-Wide Community Event on Mount Carmel!

November 25th was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Hand in Hand started school in September with 1,756 Jewish and Arab students around the country.

June 23rd, 2017 Dear Friends,  Today, I notified the two co-chairs of the Hand in Hand board of directors that I have decided to end my job as executive director of Hand in Hand. The reasons for this are both personal and organizational: On a personal level, it is my desire to lessen my work load, and to invest my time more on introspection and writing, and to work only on a part-time basis.

On Tuesday night, June 27th, 2017, the 12th grade graduating class stood at their graduation ceremony holding white balloons.                      

"Every year, between March and May, Jewish Israelis mark the National Days of Holocaust Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day, while Arab Citizens/Palestinians mark Land Day and Nakba Day. These days compel us at Hand in Hand to make space for both communities to express and recognize the sorrows and hopes of each side, creating a foundation of trust on which we can build a shared future. " -Shuli Dichter, Hand in Hand CEO

This past weekend 70 Hand in Hand early childhood educators and teachers participated in a special training seminar at the Umm el-Fahem Art gallery. Educators came from all over the country for a day filled with art exhibitions and creative workshops aimed at enriching their work in classrooms.

In March 2017, 12th grade art major students presented their final projects at the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem. Below are photos of the exhibits on topics such as family, our future, and women’s rights. “Art is transformative - it gives my students a chance to go through an intellectual and personal process, and learn new ways to express what they think and feel.” - Efrat Meyer, Art teacher and 12th grade home-room teacher   

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