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 MARCH 2018 07/26/2017 16:43 Easing out of winter and into spring is always a period of somewhat extreme weather swings and March, 2018 proved to be no different...
  Israel’s first international school for “leaders for a shared society,” is set to open in September, the Givat Haviva center announced last week. 03/19/2018 14:42 Half of students will be Arab and Jewish Israelis, half from abroad.
ESRA MAGAZINE Editorial Board visit to Givat Haviva and tour Wadi Ara with Lydia Aisenberg. 03/14/2018 11:45 Readers of ESRAmagazine are undoubtedly familiar with the articles of Lydia Aisenberg, a prolific writer whose stories in every issue range widely among subjects as disparate as travels abroad and historical figures in Israel
The Roadmap Plan: A Path to an Improved Reality 01/09/2018 15:12 “Both the Jewish and the Arab populations want to be able to lead a life of coexistence, sharing a common vision of community, and this is what we saw in our polling,” says Yaniv Sagee, who serves as the Executive Director of Givat Haviva, Center for a Shared Society.
A letter from our Executive Director 11/16/2017 14:37 Our journey towards the establishment of a shared and equal society reached new heights this week, when we presented to the Israeli Knesset the "Roadmap to a Shared Society" which we have been working on for the past two years...
ADOPTING THE ROAD MAP FOR A SHARED SOCIETY 01/02/2018 13:37 The education system today must be the spearhead of transformation, as educators are our most significant change agents.
Archaeology of the Future 12/05/2017 22:09 New Exibition. For further information...
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.
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.