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

  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
  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.  
  "Through Others' Eyes" Photography Exhibit Showcases Young Arab and Jewish Israeli Collaboration 08/02/2015 11:41 On Sunday, August 9, the Puffin Foundation hosts "Through Others Eyes", an inspirational photographic exhibition named after a unique project of the same name under the auspices of Givat Haviva, a non-profit educational institute in Israel. With support from the Puffin Foundation, "Through Others' Eyes" seeks to address the need for open channels of communication between Israeli Arab and Jewish youth who rarely, if ever, have an opportunity to meet one another.
  THE INDIVIDUAL IN HISTORY 07/20/2015 16:09 Me’ir Ya‘ari and Hashomer Hatza‘ir / The Movement Is Me/ Aviva HalamIsh
For over half a century, Me’ir Ya‘ari (born in 1897 in Galicia) was the undisputed leader of Hashomer Hatza‘ir [hereafter: hh], a three-wing socialist-Zionist movement. Founded prior to World War I in Eastern Europe, hh was the first and largest Zionist youth movement between the World Wars, with approximately seventy thousand members in 1939.
ALY TAKES A WALK DOWN A GIVAT HAVIVA MEMORY LANE 08/30/2015 12:50 University students and young professionals from around the world, in the main visiting Israel for the first time under the auspices of Taglit-Birthright, are indeed a common sight on campus at the Givat Haviva Center for Shared Communities in Wadi Ara,   
2015 Developing a Joint Vision for a Shared Society in Israel 07/07/2015 22:16 On May 28, 2015 the highly recognized Third Annual Givat Haviva Conference was held at the Givat Haviva campus in Israel. The lineup of speakers included a litany of highly important Israeli leaders from both the Jewish and Arab sectors. Most prominent among the speakers was Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.