Educators Art Training Seminar April 2017
This past weekend 70 Hand in Hand early childhood educators and teachers participated in a special training seminar at the Umm el-Fahem Art gallery. Educators came from all over the country for a day filled with art exhibitions and creative workshops aimed at enriching their work in classrooms. During the…Read more
Hand in Hand 12th grade exhibit at the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem!
In March 2017, 12th grade art major students presented their final projects at the Museum for Islamic Art in Jerusalem. Below are photos of the exhibits on topics such as family, our future, and women’s rights. “Art is transformative - it gives my students a chance to go through an intellectual…Read more
Jerusalem School Wins Municipal Education Prize
Our very own Max Rayne Hand in Hand School for Bilingual Education has been awarded the Jerusalem Education Authority prize for the 2016-2017 school year! The commission summarized: “This school is a model and example for all of Jerusalem's residents. Us, the adults, need to learn from the students how…Read more
Hand in Hand's Third Annual Community Activist Retreat
On February 16th-17th, 2017, Hand in Hand held it's third annual community activist retreat in Wahat al-Salam - Neve Shalom. Arab and Jewish active community members gathered from the six Hand in Hand communities all over the country to meet and learn from each other, and dive into issues of equality and…Read more
Alumni Spotlight: Fatima Yahia
In February 2017, Hand in Hand Alumni Fatima Yahia and Bar Itamari stood together in front of thousands at a gathering for Jewish-Arab cooperation and said: Bar and Fatima became friends in 1st grade when they started in Hand in Hand’s Wadi Ara School, Gesher al HaWadi, in 2004. After…Read more
Wadi Ara School Wins Education Prize!
We are very proud to share that Hand in Hand’s “Bridge over the Valley” School in Wadi Ara has been awarded the prestigious Education Prize for the Haifa region from the Ministry of Education! The prize was awarded for the school's successful efforts in a variety of areas including: Academic…Read more
Minister of Education visits Hand in Hand
The Minister of Education and State Comptroller lead a delegation of visitors to our Jerusalem school on January 17th, 2017. Minister Bennet and Comptroller Shapira were joined by the CEO of the Comptroller office, the CEO of the Ministry of Education, the Director of the Jerusalem Education Authority, school supervisors…Read more
Channel 2 News - How do we live together in times of conflict?
Watch Hand in Hand students, parents, and teachers discuss how they continue to live together, even with rising tensions and violence [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4PK7tnYzfw[/embed]Read more
Hand in Hand's Wadi Ara School on Channel 10 News
Amidst violence, our students at Hand in Hand in Wadi Ara continue to live together. Listen to them speak about what the school means to them, and what they contend with outside and inside the classroom: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvRWkgQQ0yo[/embed]Read more
Hand in Hand in the White House Hannuka Ceremony
In 2014, Hand in Hand students were invited to light the Hannuka Menorah in the White House with President and Michelle Obama. The President spoke about Hand in Hand as he introduced Inbar and Mouran, 9th graders at the time. Watch below: [embed]https://youtu.be/cqkswFS11dk?t=298[/embed]Read more
Response to growing tensions in Israel
Since December 6, many supporters reached out to ask how we are doing with the latest political developments and growing tensions in Israel. We were touched by that and wanted to give you a glimpse of what this time has been like in Jerusalem and in Wadi Ara. In the…Read more