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

  THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF JUNE, 2016 07/11/2016 12:59 This year, June saw the Holy Month of Ramadan for Muslims and the Shavout holiday, a celebration of receiving the Torah, for Jewish folk.  Working side by side, Jews and Arabs wished each other either ‘Ramadan Karim’ or ‘Happy holiday’ for Shavout.
  Givat Haviva Update, June 2016 07/04/2016 15:29 Dear Friends and Partners,
This is the month of Ramadan. Here at Givat Haviva, its blessed spirit was a noticeable presence this year.
For the first time, we held an Iftar (Ramadan break the fast) dinner at Givat Haviva. This meal symbolized the great blessings of the deep partnerships forged in our region and in our country through the Shared Communities program...
  Obama sends greetings to Givat Haviva shared society conference 05/25/2016 11:58 US President Barack Obama sent his regards to the Annual Shared Society Conference at Givat Haviva, which works to promote the coexistence of Jews and Arabs in Israel.
  Editor’s Notebook: Toward a Shared Society 06/09/2016 12:40 Mohammed Darawshe delivered a valuable lesson Monday night, June 6, on the difference between coexistence and a shared society in Israel
  Givat Haviva Conference Feedback Form 05/24/2016 16:15
  Fourth Annual Givat Haviva Shared Society Conference 04/20/2016 12:38 The theme of the Givat Haviva Shared Society Conference this year is "Implications of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Common Citizenship for Jews and Arabs in Israel". The Conference will include panel discussions on the implications of the conflict on common citizenship in the political, media and cultural arenas of common citizenship and shared society.
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  International Acknowledgement 05/19/2016 15:36 Givat Haviva received the annual Constantiner Prize for Jewish Education from Tel Aviv University.
  “Three Conversations - A Women’s Dialogue” 05/15/2016 08:52 The Re-Opening of the Givat Haviva Peace Gallery On Friday, May 20, 2016. With the new exhibit featuring 6 women artists: 3 Jewish and 3 Palestinian
  Israeli centre for shared society teaches social change to Jewish, Palestinian youth 04/13/2016 11:49 Yaniv Sagee and Mohammad Darawshe come from two very different worlds, but they share some common goals.
  Heart to Heart alumni reunion 04/07/2016 15:19 Alumni of 5 years of our Heart to Heart program gathered for a reunion at Givat Haviva...