Shared Holidays Foster Shared Values
At Hand in Hand schools, we celebrate holidays from each of our three core religions to foster community, respect and build shared values that last a lifetime. No matter one’s religion, holidays are an anchor marking life through the year, and a way to express identity, culture and heritage. It…Read more
Hand in Hand Leaders at the American Federation of Teachers National Conference
The AFT annual conference brings together education and other helping professionals from all around the U.S. to network, exchange expertise, and promote shared values. Hand in Hand was invited to take part in the AFT national conference in July 2023, bringing over a delegation with our Executive Director, principals, and…Read more
Bringing Hand in Hand Values to University Campuses
With our Hand in Hand University Student Community program, we build Jewish-Arab relations on campus using values that last a lifetime. Hand in Hand students learn in a bilingual environment that champions equality and shared values. But we only reach a small percentage of the population – most of Israel’s…Read more
Hand in Hand Jerusalem Shortlisted for the T4 Network’s “World’s Best School” Award
The T4 global network of over 200,000 teachers recognizes different forms of excellence around the world. HIH Jerusalem is named to the list of top 10 schools worldwide in overcoming adversity. We are so excited that Hand in Hand’s Max Rayne Jerusalem School has been shortlisted for the World’s Best…Read more
Hand in Hand Galilee Wins the National Education Prize
HIH Galilee is one of 12 schools awarded the Ministry of Education's 2022-2023 prize for excellence! In May, Hand in Hand Galilee received one of the most respected accolades in Israel’s education system: The National Education Prize from the Ministry of Education. Each year, the award is presented to just…Read more
Hand in Hand’s Second-Language Curriculum Nearly Complete!
The completion of our 3rd grade Arabic curriculum inspires compassion, respect and equality inside and outside the classroom. Shared language opens the door to connections, and promoting bilingualism is at the heart of our mission at Hand in Hand. We’re therefore delighted that teachers have begun rolling out our newly-complete,…Read more
Hand in Hand's 2023 Donor Mission — Transforming Crises into Opportunities for Growth
This past week, Hand in Hand hosted a delegation of our core donors and supporters. The mission trip began with a visit to the Knesset, where delegation members met Members of Knesset Gilad Kariv and Ayman Odeh, two members of the previous government who have long supported Hand in Hand's…Read more
Hand in Hand Alumni Interview Creators of Documentary "Two Kids a Day"
In this Mishmish episode, our team of alumni filmmakers interview David Wachsman and Mohammad Babaei, the creators of the movie "Two Kids a Day", which is about Israeli military policies of detaining Palestinian minors. https://youtu.be/REiyIyZVWXURead more
Hand in Hand Community Iftar Season is Upon Us — Arabs and Jews Celebrating Together
Every year, each of Hand in Hand's communities come together for our annual Iftar celebration — a traditional break-fast meal attended by our Arab and Jewish community members. This year, in the spirit of Ramadan, our community members raised money and packed food for those in need, decorated lanterns, participated…Read more
25 Years of Shared Values: Reflections from Hand in Hand's Students, Teachers, Principals, and More...
At Hand in Hand our values and mission are not just empty words or promises; they permeate every aspect of our work—from the education being provided in our schools, to the activities planned in our communities, and the way we operate as an organization. As we mark 25 years of…Read more
"Challenges and Dilemmas in Building an Equal Arab-Jewish Partnership:” Hand in Hand’s Annual Leadership Conference
Earlier this month, some 200 Hand in Hand community members came together for our annual Leadership Conference, titled "Challenges and Dilemmas in Building an Equal Arab-Jewish Partnership." During the 2-day conference, participants delved deeper into the issues we face every day, which are exacerbated by the difficulties of creating social…Read more
Webinar: Resilience and Solidarity in Times of Crisis - 8.3.23
Hand in Hand's latest webinar, which took place on March 8 2023, featured an enlightening discussion between three Hand in Hand leaders: Dani Elazar, CEO of Hand in Hand, Shada Mansour, Director of the Communities Department, and Efrat Meyer, Principal of the Max Rayne Jerusalem High School. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wQ1GYAUyVY The panelists…Read more