Meet Guy, middle school teacher at our Jerusalem school. He teaches geography, civics, and history, and is also involved with student led activities out of the classroom. Introduce yourself. What is your role at Hand in Hand? How long have you been working here? Guy: My name is Guy, and…Read more
Meet Efrat Meyer
Meet Efrat Meyer, principal of the Jerusalem Hand in Hand school. Efrat has been part of Hand in Hand for over 14 years, as an art teacher, community organizer, and now principal. Introduce yourself, how you came to Hand in Hand and what's your role at the school. Efrat: My…Read more
As we mark the five-year anniversary of the 2014 arson attack of the Jerusalem first grade classrooms, we reflect on how we've grown stronger together, and we are thankful for all the support that we continue to receive. "If we want to know what it is like to handle complexity,…Read more
Visiting Communities in the US
In November, International Communications Director Noa Yammer, and Hand in Hand alumni Tala, Noga, and Emanuel went to the States to visit cities and towns all around the country. They visited Boston, New York, Dallas, Bloomington, and Los Angeles. Thank you to the countless communities, synagogues, and individuals for hosting…Read more
Celebrating the Olive Harvest
From Jerusalem to the Galilee, Hand in Hand students are learning about the olive harvest together; its history, significance, and traditions. Kids learned how to pick, preserve, and prepare the olives together. In Jerusalem, all the third graders shared a big feast. And in the Galilee, families made a delicious…Read more
First Day of School 2019!
We are full of excitement and joy as we start the school year across the country, with almost 2,000 Arab and Jewish students in Jerusalem, the Galilee, Wadi Ara, Haifa, Jaffa, and Kfar Saba! It's amazing and inspiring to watch our Hand in Hand community grow, and our young students…Read more
We are Excellent!
We are excellent! (according to the Ministry of Education) Our very own Max Rayne Hand in Hand School just received the announcement that the school was included in the Ministry of Education's list of outstanding schools in Jerusalem. The honors were given based on measures of quality and improvement in…Read more
The Guardian: Jewish and Arab students learn to cross divides at Jerusalem school
This article in the Guardian from July 2019 highlighted two students, Rivka and Quds. They just finished 7th grade at Hand in Hand and they are good friends, even though they are from different sides of the city. READ THE FULL ARTICLE “A lot of times people told me: I’m…Read more