Kfar Qara and Bridge on the Wadi on CNN
Hassan Agbaria, principal of our Bridge on the Wadi school, discusses on CNN how this pandemic is forcing Israelis to break down social barriers between Jews and Arabs, as many medical professionals, including nurses, doctors, and pharmacists, are Arab Israelis. This virus doesn't discriminate; and hospitals have become a crossroads,…Read more
Getting Smart: "Hand in Hand: Exploring Bilingual, Multicultural PBL"
This article from January 2020 highlights the Hand in Hand Galilee school's unique approach to bilingual education, the challenges that come with it, and tactics for the future. Manar Hayadre, principal of the Galilee school, who is interviewed, talks about the ins and outs of bilingual education in practice. “I…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
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
Haaretz: Challenging the balance of power between Jews and Arabs (Hebrew)
In July 2019, Ayelet Roth, Hand in Hand's Director of School Network, wrote a piece for Haaretz about how at Hand in Hand schools, students not only become friends, but also learn how to create equality. This challenges the power relations outside of the school, where one group is more…Read more
Yediot Ahronot: Interview with Jalil Akram Schwartz, a Palestinian-German donor of Hand in Hand
Jalil Schwartz is a Palestinian refugee living in Germany who has been a very important donor to Hand in Hand. How he did it? By selling Majadra, a popular lentil dish. We are very grateful to Jalil and his support, and are happy that his story was shared with more…Read more
Watch: Hand in Hand- a WeWork Creator Awards Finalist!
Hand in Hand was a finalist at the WeWork Creator Awards in Jerusalem. Efrat Meyer, Senior teacher and Vicky Makhoul, a recent graduate accepted the $18,000 prize on our behalf. Efrat was Vicky's teacher for six years, and continue to be in touch. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3mfvq81xT4[/embed] “We live in a difficult reality.…Read more
Read: Hand in Hand in Yediot Aharonot, "Preschool of Hope"
Read the English language article featuring Hand in Hand by Israel's most pre-eminent newspaper, Yediot Aharanot. yediot_aharonot_article_about_the_hand_in_hand_preschool_in_beit_berl_-_may_2018Read more
Watch: How do we respond to events in Gaza? Israel's Channel 1 (Kan) News story about the Hand in Hand bilingual school in Beit Berl
"How do Jewish and Arab parents disconnect themselves from the images of people killed in Gaza, of scared children in the Jewish towns around Gaza, from violent protests and racist chants?” This was the question posed by Israel’s Channel 1 journalist for a piece about Hand in Hand’s school in…Read more
Watch and Listen: Hand in Hand on BBC!
In April 2018, BBC journalists visited our Wadi Ara School and interviewed teachers and students. [embed]https://www.facebook.com/BBCworldhacks/videos/10155773647087217/[/embed] There was also a special BBC podcast episode about Hand in Hand, where they interviewed Ned Lazarus, an expert in conflict resolution and a Professor of International Affairs who has been researching Hand in Hand…Read more