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, 2017 07/26/2017 16:43 Summer definitely here with temperatures rising, greenery disappearing and being replaced by the summer shades of yellow and brown but also some colorful blooms here and there...
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!
A letter from our Executive Director 07/17/2017 13:52 Dear Partners,
In this month's newsletter, I would like to highlight the Roadmap for a Shared Society, our flagship program for public engagement and changing policy for establishing a shared society in Israel.
Heart to Heart Delegation to Canada 07/17/2017 14:38 Six preparatory meetings for children and their parents were held in anticipation of the camp in Canada in early July...
Givat Haviva International School – The Academy for Leadership in a Shared Society 07/17/2017 14:00
JUDITH SISCHY & LYNN LEON-ROSS 06/15/2017 14:02 Childhood friends from Newcastle, England, Judith Sischy and Lynn Leon Ross were among the many visitors to the recently opened HAMSIN-50 exhibition at the Givat Haviva Collaborative Art Center & Peace Gallery.
A Surreal Visit to an Arab Israeli Town Straddling a Contested Border for the Last 50 Years 06/05/2017 11:50 BARTA’A – It was the second day of the Six-Day War, but since there was no fighting going on nearby, 14-year-old Riad Kabha ventured out of his home to cross the border from Israel into what was then Jordan, literally the other side of town.
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GERMAN PRESIDENT VISITS GIVAT HAVIVA 05/25/2017 13:41 Where politicians failed you are succeeding in showing that Jews and Arabs can live together in Israel
Today is Nakba Day 05/15/2017 15:30 The day of the “Nakba” – the “catastrophe” – is the day the Palestinian people commemorates the tragedy that befell them in 1948...
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany Visits Givat Haviva 05/14/2017 09:55 Laila und Dor sind ganz normale Teenager, 16 und 17 Jahre alt und ein Jahr vor ihrem Schulabschluss, doch an diesem sonnigen Vormittag werden sie kurz zu einem Hoffnungsschimmer für die Weltpolitik. … Einrichtungen wie Givat Haviva bewiesen, dass Juden und Araber friedlich miteinander leben könnten. Givat Haviva sei, so Steinmeier ein "Leuchtturm der Hoffnung".