Mohammad Kundos joins as the new principal in Beit Berl!
Mohammad, a Jaffa native, joins our ranks with years of experience in both formal and informal education. He has a B.A. in Art and Social Studies from Netanya College, and an M.A. in Film from Brandeis University, where he was awarded the Slifka scholarship. He recently completed the Kibbutzim College's…Read more
First Day of School 2021 in the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School!
First Day of School 2021! Watch Co-teachers Sirin and Chaim prepare and teach their 2nd grade lesson in the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School, as well as a visit from the Speaker of the Knesset Miki Levi.Read more
Hand in Hand's Alumni: Israel's Next Generation of Change Agents
As the 2020-21 school year comes to a close, new cohorts of Jewish and Arab students have graduated from Hand in Hand’s bilingual, integrated schools. One of the questions we get asked most frequently at Hand in Hand is—who are the Hand in Hand alumni? How have they been affected…Read more
NBC News: How integrated Jewish-Arab schools in Israel are building trust and understanding
NBC News spotlights Hand in Hand and the importance of integrated, bilingual education in Israel.Read more
Op-Ed published in Haaretz in Hebrew (translated)
We will keep building a shared society, brick by brick Zohar Michalgrov Kindgartens were closed on Tuesday. Maayan went for a playdate at Anir’s house, her friend from the Rosh Ha’ayin/Kafr Qasim bilingual kindergarten. This was her first time at his house and it took place while thugs and bigots…Read more
Israeli Channel 12 News Interviews Efrat Meyer
Israeli News Channel 12 interviews Efrat Meyer, Principal of the Max Rayne Hand in Hand High School in Jerusalem, and Dr. Nasrin Haddad Haj-Yahya, Researcher of Jewish-Arab relations, Israel Democracy Institute about Jewish-Arab Relations in IsraelRead more
Current Events Update Webinar May 20, 2021
These are tense and unsettling times in Israel and for all of us who care about building shared society. Yet we remain resolute and grounded in our commitment. In fact, we are more so than ever. Every day our thousands of Arab and Jewish students learn together in our schools;…Read more
Even and Especially Now, We Stand Together
Across Israel we are experiencing difficult and frightening days. Our sense of personal security has been undermined, as our streets fill with violence, racism, hatred, and fear. There is an atmosphere of war, exacting both physical and mental costs. We at Hand in Hand are also contending with difficult questions…Read more