News and Events

Watch the video!  Students from the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School in grades 2-10 worked together with professional artists to create a mural that was put up in the US Consulate in Jerusalem On Wednesday, June 3!

Hundreds of Jews and Arabs came together from all six Hand in Hand communities for a day of fun and celebration at the Hand in Hand annual community gathering on May 22nd.

May 26th, 2015   We have had an amazing year in all six of our shared communities - in Jerusalem, Wadi Ara, the Galilee, Jaffa, Haifa, and in our newest community in Tira-Kfar Saba. We have grown in numbers and in strength as thousands of Jews and Arabs in Israel came together as part of Hand in Hand to engage deeply, create friendships, and work together to build a shared society.    Below are a few highlights: 

Who are the people behind Hand in Hand? Who are the students, the teachers, the security guards, the handymen, the administration, the parents, the communities?

April 22nd, 2015 Each of our schools held a shared ceremony on Memorial Day, giving space to students, teachers, and parents to share stories, sing, and draw their experiences of loss and hope for the future.  We will be updating with some of the personal stories in the coming week. Jerusalem: 

Over 70 Hand in Hand community activists and staff who took part in the country-wide community conference last week began to lay the groundwork for ideas and actions that will ensure the continuity and sustainability of our shared living.

March 1st, 2015 At the Hand in Hand Wadi Ara School, the 6th grade students participated in the "leaving a mark" project - in which students create something in their school during their last year there.

"Inbar and Mouran and their fellow students teach us a critical lesson for this time in our history: the light of hope must outlast the fires of hate." - President Obama    

To read more about our visit to the White House click here. 

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