Shared Society is Under Attack - a letter from CEO Dani Elazar
Dear Friends, I am writing to share an important development that we have been grappling with in recent weeks - as a country and as Hand in Hand. Both in the Knesset and in the streets there are attempts to divide Jews and Arabs and to entrench discrimination against Arabs…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
Memorial Day at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School
This post comes to you from the morning of Israel’s Memorial Day at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School. Two sixth-grade girls are alone in the big, empty gym. One in a black shirt with white writing, her friend in a white shirt with black writing. Soon there…Read more
Read: Hand in Hand's Jaffa school featured in Haaretz newspaper
Read the English language article featuring Hand in Hand in Israel's Haaretz newspaper. haaretz_article_about_jaffa_school_april_2018Read 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
International Women's Day: Empowering women and girls in our Jerusalem school
At the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School, a group of 10th graders who have been meeting weekly to discuss issues of gender and feminism put together a series of workshops and events, including a ceremony honoring the important women in their lives for International Women’s Day March 8.…Read more
9th grade Students win second place at the Space and Astronomy Research Competition!
March 18, 2018 Congratulations to the 9th graders at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School for winning second place in the final round of the country-wide Space and Astronomy Research Competition! The team of Arab and Jewish students were selected as one of the top ten teams out…Read more
Hand in Hand Co-Founder Lee Gordon wins the Brock Prize
March 13, 2018 We are proud to announce that Hand in Hand Co-founder Lee Gordon received the Brock International Prize in Education! Yohai Gross, an Israeli educator who specializes in work with at-risk and special needs youth, nominated Gordon for this award and represented Gordon’s nomination to his fellow jurors.…Read more
Celebrating Women Leaders - Shada Edress Mansour
March 8th, 2018 For International Women's Day, we are celebrating women leaders at Hand in Hand. Shada Edress Mansour is the community organizer in the newest community in Kfar Saba and has been a leader in making gender equality a priority in Hand in Hand schools and communities. I…Read more
Hand in Hand Alumni Give Back
March 7, 2018 Hagar, Aya, Bisan, Alma, Vicky, and Itay - Arab and Jewish Hand in Hand alumni from Jerusalem and the Galilee - came to school to do a special activity with the 6th grade students in the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School! The 6th graders are…Read more