New Hand in Hand School in Kafr Qasim!
In October 2020, Hand in Hand opened a brand new preschool in Kafr Qasim! This was after a year of hard work by both Arab and Jewish parents from Kafr Qasim and Rosh Haayin. As in all Hand in Hand schools, we plan on growing this school on grade every…Read more
Manar and Michael - First Day of School 2020!
"We are breaking barriers, and that, in my opinion, is real education." Follow two Hand in Hand principals, Manar and Michael in the Galilee and Haifa on the first day of school. Even with new rules & regulations, we opened on September 1st with over 2000 Arab and Jewish students…Read more
Samira, Rei, and Maysam: 2020 Graduates
This year we are celebrating the 10th anniversary of graduates at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand Jerusalem School! Hear from three of our 12th grade graduates from our class of 2020, Samira, Rei, and Maysam, about what they learned and what they’re taking with them from their Hand in…Read more
Mish Mish episodes
Our alumni network has been hard at work making a revolutionary webseries called Mish Mish. Each episode, our hosts Noa and Juman explore pop culture, art, music, and cultural identity across the country. You'll learn something new, maybe be challenged a bit, and definitely want to watch more. Check out…Read more
Mo’taz Ershied, Hand in Hand alumnus, at Columbia Law
"Being a lawyer comes with great responsibility; I believe that a lawyer needs to have a message and a purpose... The sky's the limit. If you really put your work into something, you will most surely see the fruits behind it." Lawyer, Fulbright scholar, and Hand in Hand alumnus Mo’taz…Read more
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
President Rivlin sends a personal message to Hand in Hand
"As somebody who grew up in a home where we spoke both languages, I truly understand the power of language. It holds the power to open a window to another culture; the power to bring us closer; the power to connect. Because we all know how much we need to…Read more
Tour Our Galilee School
On the last day of school before school closures last week, Arab and Jewish students from the Galilee school took us on a tour. Take 3 minutes to see the amazing things they are learning together. We know we are all going through a difficult transition and time of uncertainty,…Read more
Bilingual Memories: a short film by parent Zohar Shachar about Hand in Hand
Zohar Shachar, a parent at the Hand in Hand Wadi Ara school, created this three-minute film about a very special event that takes place at school every year, where second graders sleep at school, and wake up early to watch the sunrise together. It is magical: [embed]https://www.facebook.com/USEmbassyJlm/videos/363617294359762/?__xts__=68.ARDKoldO4FYGTRkF8GR6-EULFIpY_JCRg1Om7Qg8A3FMvVXZPezv3yNEROUcx0BNptEv9ftJK61pfp_-XA8oAGRqL7WwOD6fkmPbXW76cSpW8QJ37aV96EbGEam-sFsO7v7oFBWU259ucgdHujY2rE8pMimdQcsyJgf_BH8yLSnYCgP3pwtzfmAl9NYdTviLRt8YR_dvzjdpLnok9clYWDlgfYsObSsGmiraxC_72N731m79mfaz95YzsmymfRygzf-HqdS8pha7N_tU4VC8rQKKxVPNgiWELXqnRWkjfjS2ytq6iVlOUVHZiCD8GJZH0AGjBSDDCG3MLgpimkebbzAccvM&__tn__=H-R[/embed]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