First Day of School 2016!

September 1st, 2016 

Today we opened the school year for 1550 Arab and Jewish children in our six schools around the country, with new classes in every one of our schools! 

Today, all of us - teachers, parents, community members and supporters look with hope at the next generation of Hand in Hand children. But we do not rely on hope alone. We are working - day in and day out to create a model of bilingual education and shared Jewish-Arab community activism that is worthy of our children.

To all of our supporters and partners – we share with you this joyous beginning, as we do in need as well. We are grateful for your brave and enduring friendship.  Thank you for standing with us on this day.


Shuli Dichter,  Hand in Hand CEO

Read about our first day in the Jerusalem Post

Haifa: First Grade Marks A New Beginning

After 5 years of work, the Haifa community opened a new 1st grade class, launching integrated bilingual education in the city of Haifa. In just a few years, we look forward to having a full elementary school Grades 1 - 6, along with our existing preschool and kindergarten programs.

Galilee School Opening Draws International Support

This morning our Galilee School hosted a very special supporter, Randi Weingarten -- President of the 1.6 million member American Federation of Teachers.

Wadi Ara:  A New Building For A New Year!

Thank you to the Municipality of Kfar Qara and the Ministry of Education for fully funding and constructing a brand new school building. The new campus will be a home to our growing student body in the Wadi Ara school.

Jaffa: moving up in elementary school 

Today Jaffa opened two new 2nd grade classes, and now has over 230 students in pre-k-2nd grade!

Beit Berl Preschool
The Beit Berl Preschool doubled in size this year to include pre-k and kindergarten, and is already working to open a 1st grade next year!

Our largest and only K-12 school in Jerusalem opened with 680 students, including a new preschool class!

We thank all Hand in Hand parents

who trust us to help shape the future of their children

Thank you to our partners in the Ministry of Education and local governments --

who guide and support our educational mission


Many thanks to our donors in Israel and around the world -

Your financial support for Hand in Hand is providing not only a better education for the children in our schools but also building a better future for all citizens of Israel.


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