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

  Givat Haviva Update, April 2016 04/07/2016 15:16 From our Executive Director
As we sit around the seder table and consider our liberty, the question arises: Are we truly free? The query is a common subject of contemplation. It would seem that we have our own independent country, and are masters of our own destiny. But in actuality, I feel we are bound by the fetters of racism and hate, which prevent us from being, in the words of our national anthem, a free people in our own land.
  Fouth 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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  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.
  Arab Israeli organizes programs for a shared society 04/05/2016 10:13 Arab Israeli Mohammad Darawshe will discuss his efforts to effect “an equal and inclusive society” when he presents “Inside Israel: Jewish-Arab Relations within a Regional Context”
  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...
  International Holocaust Memorial Day – What is the Message in Israel 2016? 01/27/2016 16:28 Sixty years after the conclusion of WWII, the UN decided to make January 27th, the date of the Red Army’s entrance into Auschwitz, the official date of the International Holocaust Memorial Day commemorating the victims of the Holocaust...
  Jewish-Arab Partnership Emergency Conference at Givat Haviva 01/12/2016 14:33 Last night Givat Haviva, together with Tag Meir, a grassroots organization that works against racism in Israel, held an emergency conference calling for Jewish-Arab partnership and equality. The conference was dedicated to the memory of Professor Gavriel Salomon, Israel Prize laureate in education, teacher and educator, and trailblazer for peace and a shared and egalitarian society. Professor Salomon passed away exactly a week before.
  Givat Haviva's Response to the Murder in “HaSimta” pub in Tel Aviv 01/03/2016 14:22 Givat Haviva condemns the heinous murders committed against innocent civilians in Tel Aviv last Friday. We share in the mourning of families who lost their loved ones, praying for a quick recovery of the wounded, and hope that those responsible for the crime will be caught soon.