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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Children Teaching Children
30/03/2021

Despite the challenge of reaching a depth of acquaintance and discussion in online meetings and the difficulties running the program on the online platform - both technically and in terms of building workshop processes - Children Teaching Children brought together over 100 Jewish and Arab students from two Jewish schools and two Arab schools.

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Environment Forum
30/03/2021

Despite the difficulties of meeting during the pandemic, significant steps have been taken to strengthen ties with institutional bodies and representatives of local authorities to promote environmental projects for the well-being of the residents of Wadi Ara and Al Sharawiyah

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The Unit for the Promotion of Gender Equality
30/03/2021

In light of current circumstances, Givat Haviva’s Annual "Women Making Social Change" Conference was held online, on December 15, 2020. The theme of this year’s conference was "Innovation in the Face of Women's Challenges."

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Givat Haviva International High School (GHIS)
30/03/2021

The first semester of the 2020-21 school year was a special one for everyone in the GHIS community. The Ministry of Education allowed the school to operate as usual (most schools in Israel were partially or completely closed, or had severe restrictions); however, in order to reduce contact and risk of Covid, leaving campus was almost never allowed.

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Hebrew Language Enrichment
30/03/2021

The Ministry of Education has taken an unprecedentedly active role supporting and promoting Givat Haviva’s Hebrew Language Enrichment Program for Arab Middle Schools, bringing Jewish, native Hebrew-speaking teachers into Arab schools to teach weekly lessons in spoken Hebrew, while also functioning as cultural ambassadors.

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Bara’em Hi-Tech
30/03/2021

In our 6th year of this project, offering academic-level computer science education to promising Arab youth, we are proud to congratulate our first ten graduates!

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Youth Encounters
30/03/2021

The 2020-2021 school year commenced with intensive marketing of Givat Haviva’s online youth encounter program for schools and coordination of seminars.

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Arabs and Jews meet on the Neighbors’ Path
30/03/2021

The welcome rains that fell this year turned the Neighbors’ Path into a green carpet where cyclamen and anemones stand out in all their glory.

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Through Others’ Eyes
30/03/2021

We started the 2020-2021 Through Others’ Eyes program with a new group of boys and girls led by photography teachers

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Givat Haviva Collaborative Art Center
30/03/2021

The Givat Haviva Collaborative Art Center’s ceramics school and other courses were active until the current lockdown, and plans to resume activities when restrictions are lifted.

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Online spoken Arabic courses
30/03/2021

The program of online spoken Arabic courses that commenced during the first covid-19 shutdown are continuing, with the online platform enabling creation of homogenous classes with students from all over the country for fun and effective instruction.

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A letter from our Executive Director
30/03/2021

It has been a year since covid-19 broke out and changed the reality of life worldwide. An unsettling year, in which we had to make many adjustments to ensure our ability to act in accordance with our mission of building a shared and egalitarian society.

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