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

  ➡ Partnership Tent 10/14/2015 11:00 In response to the rising tensions and increase in violence, Givat Haviva has erected and is manning a Partnership Tent for residents of the area, groups, and leaders to meet and dialogue in a neutral setting. As part of this initiative, a call has been issued by Givat Haviva and partners in the Shared Communities Program.
The government of Israel was wrong to outlaw the northern branch of the Islamic Movement 11/17/2015 13:24 The government of Israel was wrong to outlaw the northern branch of the Islamic Movement. This measure shows a lack of insight and understanding of Arab society in Israel.
  A Ministerial visit from Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany 10/01/2015 09:26 Roger Lewentz, the Minister of the Interior of the German Federal State of Rheinland-Pfalz visited Givat Haviva in early September. During his half day visit, the minister spoke to directors and staff of Givat Haviva as well as to participants of Givat Haviva´s numerous programs in Jewish-Arab relations, took a field-trip in Wadi Ara
  Jews, Arabs call for coexistence at rallies in country’s north 10/18/2015 15:31 'In the face of the fear, the hate and the racism, we are presenting hope, faith and joint responsibility,' said Yaniv Sagee, who set up a dialog tent.
THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF OCTOBER, 2015 10/14/2015 22:12 October was a month of extremes – continued horrendous attacks on people in the streets and on public transportation and Mother Nature throwing out some of the most violent storms on record, particularly in the central part of the country where flood waters raged, trees uprooted and electricity cut off for almost a week in some homes.
  Jewish teachers enter Arab classrooms in bid to break down barriers 09/21/2015 14:34 For the second year running, Givat Haviva program seeks to up the level of Hebrew-speaking among Arab students with the aim of helping them integrate fully into Israeli society.
  Through Others' Eyes Exhibit Opens at Givat Haviva 09/01/2015 10:58 The Gala opening of the Through Others' Eyes Photography Exhibition at the Peace Gallery in the Art Center at Givat Haviva will be held at 5:30PM on September 10, 2015.
New representative to the Givat Haviva Educational Foundation in New York 09/20/2015 09:35 As of October 1, 2015, Omer Hakim is replacing Gal Peleg as our new representative to the Givat Haviva Educational Foundation in New York. Omer is also serving as the Central Shaliach (Emissary) of the Hashomer Hatzair Youth Movement in North America, a progressive Zionist youth movement that specializes in youth-led, experiential Jewish education. Givat Haviva is also affiliated with Hashomer Hatzair and the associated kibbutz movement. We wish him a wonderful year, and much success!
The Lost Generation: Young Jews in the Diaspora and the BDS 09/01/2015 11:00 31.8.2015 in Yediot Aharonot
By Yaniv Sagee
On a cold winter evening three and a half years ago, I went to Hampshire College in Massachusetts. At the time, I was the Jewish Agency emissary of Hashomer Hatzair in North America.
YAACOV GUTERMAN - HISTORY IN A BOTTLE 08/30/2015 12:59 Born in the Polish town of Plotzk, Poland in 1935, Israeli artist and illustrator Yaacov Guterman survived the Holocaust using a counterfeit birth certificate of a Polish Catholic boy.