The Center for a Shared Society at Givat Haviva

The Center for a Shared Society at Givat Haviva aims to build an inclusive, socially cohesive society in Israel by engaging divided communities in collective action towards the advancement of a sustainable, thriving Israeli democracy based on mutual responsibility, civic equality and a shared vision of the future.


Givat Haviva is a non-profit organization founded in 1949 by the Kibbutz Federation.

News and Events

A letter from our Executive Director 11/16/2017 14:37 Dear Partners,

Since the month of the High Holidays, our campus has been vibrant with educational activity. Hundreds of students scurry around the lawns and paths every day as the children of Sindyanna, the Arab youth village, join the many participants in our shared life education programs, together with our Arab students from the Bara'em high-tech program, and our many visitors from abroad...
Brave initiatives springing from the grassroots! 10/26/2017 10:32 Meeting of the Palestinian Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society with the management of Givat Haviva to discuss possible avenues of cooperation.
  THE COMINGS AND GOINGS of OCTOBER 2017 07/26/2017 16:43 After almost a month of what are known as the high holidays (celebrating the Jewish new year; atoning for one’s sins on Yom
Kippur and building open to the sky Succa’s to fill with fruit, flowers and other decorations for the Succoth holiday)...
Planting the seeds of respect, one teenager at a time 09/03/2017 10:21 The New York Times recently featured teenage reflections about the state of American values. Across the ideological spectrum, young people voiced principled opinions about faith, social justice and democracy. Youthful engagement bodes well for the future.
Surrounding– Her 08/31/2017 14:49 Jewish and Arab women and discovered that we all have the same scarf......Through Others’ Eyes is a photography project aims to enable a group of Arab and Jewish women to get to know each other’s culture through creativity, learning, and shared experiences....
THE WADI HAS TWO BANKS: MY LIFE STORY 08/24/2017 11:14 The stages in the life journey of Riad Kamel Kabha lead the reader through the path of a young Arab Palestinian, who was born in the State of Israel, in the divided village of Barta’a, in the heart of Wadi Ara..
Love of soccer brings together Jewish and Arab kids 08/23/2017 14:18 Sixth graders from Jewish and Arab communities in northern Israel come together for a three-day camp where they play their favorite game in mixed teams and learn about each other
Why Jews and Arabs must not give up on each other 08/09/2017 10:56 Op-ed: If we blindly follow the voices of fear and hate coming from both nationalities that share this land, our lives will become hell on earth...
  Jewish and Arab Youth Find Common Ground at Canadian Summer Camp 08/03/2017 11:03 Twenty Israeli teenagers – half Jewish and half Arab – recently came to Canada to learn more about one another...
GIVAT HAVIVA'S RESPONSE TO THE ATTACK AT THE TEMPLE MOUNT 07/17/2017 13:47 Givat Haviva, the Center for Shared Society in Israel, sharply condemns the attack in Jerusalem last Friday, in which Israeli policemen were killed by Israeli civilians.
This is not our way!