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

After the flames northern mayors call for Jewish-Arab collaboration 11/29/2016 16:03 “Part of the forests of Ramat Menashe caught fire, but you cannot burn the links and connections between us, Jews and Arabs in the area of this forest,” the letter states.
THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF OCTOBER, 2016 11/16/2016 09:53 Not only does autumn bring about a change of colours as leaves begin to turn and fall from the trees, this particular autumn brought about a total change of pace with the Jewish festivals ...
The courage to change the paradigm 11/09/2016 15:40 Innovation can mean – and must mean – casting aside paradigms that are no longer relevant. For us, at Givat Haviva, it has meant changing the way we view shared life between Jews and Arabs in Israel...
Dance of Sanity 11/08/2016 10:42 Now in the Peace Gallary: Contemporary Perception of Complex Realities
IAA_Yaniv prize speech 09/11/2016 14:12 My father, Ya’acov Sagee, was a Jew born in Europe. The Second World War, which was the Holocaust for my people, led to the death of a third of our population. My father became a refugee and an orphan.
  Austrian government bestows award to Givat Haviva for outreach among Jews and Arabs 09/11/2016 11:27 This is the third recognition bestowed to Givat Haviva for its work bringing Jews and Arabs together for a shared life.
The Wadi has Two Banks 09/06/2016 12:53 Riad Kamel Kabaha’s special book, The Wadi has Two Banks: My Life Story, is about to be released as part of the Kav Adom series.
Austrian Government Awards 2016 09/05/2016 14:54 The Austrian Government Awards 2016 Intercultural Achievement Award in the Innovation Category to Givat Haviva’s Program: “Educators for a Shared Society”
When making peace is child's play 08/11/2016 11:04 Soccer for Peace summer camp in north Israel brings together Jewish and Arab children in framework of dialogue...
  Obama sends greetings to Givat Haviva shared society conference 05/25/2016 11:58 US President Barack Obama sent his regards to the Annual Shared Society Conference at Givat Haviva, which works to promote the coexistence of Jews and Arabs in Israel.