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

  International Department News - SEPTEMBER 2016 10/05/2016 12:45 After a super hectic summer dealing with literally thousands of folks from abroad participating in our seminars and tours, this month’s quieter period was most welcome...
THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF AUGUST, 2016 07/11/2016 12:59 The appearance of the tall, majestic squills all over Israel heralds the end of summer and the beginning of the transition to autumn.  After a blisteringly hot and humid summer, what a welcome sight they are as they trumpet from great heights that cooler times are on the horizon.
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”
  Givat Haviva Update, July-August 2016 07/04/2016 15:29 For many civil society organizations, the summer is a time of vacation and organization. For Givat Haviva, the summer of 2016 has been a time of great activity.
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.
  Editor’s Notebook: Toward a Shared Society 06/09/2016 12:40 Mohammed Darawshe delivered a valuable lesson Monday night, June 6, on the difference between coexistence and a shared society in Israel