News and Events

February, 2016 71 community activists and 45 alumni from all six Hand in Hand communities came together for a weekend to support one another and strengthen ties between the communities.  

We would like to invite you to join us in a one-hour conference call with the leadership of Hand in Hand in Israel. The call will take place on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 1:30 PM Eastern Time (10:30 AM Pacific Time).  During this call, you will have the chance to hear an update on Hand in Hand directly from Executive Director Shuli Dichter and his colleagues Rebecca Bardach and Mohamed Marzouk. 

February 15th, 2016 "You are the best ambassadors peace can possibly have."                   

Hand in Hand’s over 200 alumni from Jerusalem, the Galilee, and Wadi Ara are bringing what they’ve learned in their years at Hand in Hand out to the world through community service, studying, and activism.

December 30th, 2015 We have some wonderful news to start the new year -- Hand in Hand has received full municipal support to open an official integrated bilingual 1st grade in a public school in Haifa in 2016-17!  Last night the Mayor of Haifa, Yona Yahav, visited the preschool to sit down with parents and local activists in a show of support. He said:

December 13th, 2015   Last night, Channel 10 featured Hand in Hand's hanukkiah from last year's White House lighting on their nightly news segment!    

December 4th, 2015  We are very pleased to announce that Hand in Hand has won an Honorable Mention as part of 2015 Dror Prize 2015 for social change! We were one of 60 organizations who were nominated for the prize, and one of 7 who made it to the final stage.

December 1st, 2015 We are still smiling from our moving visit with actor Sean Penn and singer David Broza in our Jerusalem school!  

On October 27th, Ilana Nelson, a religious Jewish parent at Hand in Hand, wrote a blog post about her decision to send her children to Hand in Hand.   

Hand in Hand’s response to the escalation in violence was featured on the front cover of Yediot Jerusalem, a local section of the Friday paper of Israel’s major newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth, on October 9, 2015, with a full article within the paper itself. Both are pictured below. A translation follows.

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