About us

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.

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Jewish and Arab Artists-in-Residence
30/11/2021

Recent graduates of Israel’s leading art institutions have great difficulty making the transition from art student to working artist. The GH Art Center proposes to address this need with a 3-month residency for recent art graduates to provide tools and understanding of how to be a working artist which are not taught in higher art institutions but are essential to young artists’ ability to pursue careers in art after graduation.

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Bara’em Hi-Tech Seeds
30/11/2021

The Bara’em Hi-Tech program at Givat Haviva gives promising Arab high school students in Israel, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, the opportunity to study computer engineering and technology, and earn credits toward a bachelor’s degree in computer science while still in high school.

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Mumken: Arabic for Employment Accessibility
30/11/2021

In conjunction with Joint Israel, Givat Haviva delivers training in basic, spoken Arabic to human resource professionals, managers, career development professionals, and others working with the Arab population in Israel.

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Hebrew +
30/11/2021

Building on years of experience with Hebrew Language Enrichment, Givat Haviva has lost a pilot 30-hour teacher training specifically on teaching Hebrew as a second language.

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Hebrew Language Enrichment (Safa M’shutefet)
30/11/2021

In 2020, the Ministry of Education expanded support for the program, recognizing Givat Haviva as an essential partner, assuming pedagogical responsibility, providing the teachers with professional pedagogical support, and assessing the program.

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Shared Society Teacher Training
30/11/2021

In line with government mandates for shared society training for educators and with the recommendations drawn up in Givat Haviva’s Roadmap for a Shared Society Program, Givat Haviva delivers shared society training to Jewish and Arab teachers

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Promoting Jewish-Arab coexistence
07/11/2021

The new general director of the Givat Haviva Center for Shared Society in Israel, Michal Sella, reported on their current work and projects in the latest education committee meeting. The background was a motion by the coalition of the SPD, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and the FDP for an update on the cooperation agreement between the Rhineland-Palatinate Ministry of Education with the Shoah memorial Yad Vashem and Givat Haviva. The President of the State Parliament, Hendrik Hering, also exchanged views with Michal Sella.

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GHIS students at the annual Climate March
04/11/2021

Inspired by the power of young people across the world, GHIS students are determined to be part of the change - saving their future. GHIS students took part last Friday in the annual climate march in Tel Aviv

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'Black Tray' - Gallery Talk
04/11/2021

Gallery talk with Aysha e arar | Participants: Daniella Saraya, Tal Bedrack | Moderator: Anat Lidror Saturday | 20.11.2021 , 12:00 | At The GH Art Gallery

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A letter from our Executive Director
04/11/2021

The year of activity has begun at Givat Haviva, and the campus is full of students, teachers, staff, people learning spoken Arabic, and visitors to the Art Gallery. Givat Haviva International School (GHIS) began its fourth year by adding tenth grade, expanding its vibrant Jewish, Arab, and international community and becoming a full three-year high school.

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