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.

Shana Tova from everyone at Givat Haviva

We wish you and your loved ones a happy and safe New Year, and Shana Tova from everyone at Givat Haviva.

Horizons - the GHIS summer program was launched in the summer of 2021.

Horizons brings together Jews and Arabs from Israel with international English speaking friends for a four-week summer program in Israel. It has been designed for curious, motivated and passionate teens of any faith or nationality, aged 14 to 16, who are seeking to experience the rich diversity of life in this region.

Now More Than Ever

The Friedrich-Ebert Foundation and Givat Haviva are working to strengthen relations between Jews and Arabs in Israel and to promote the concept of partnership and equality. The events of recent weeks have underscored the importance of strengthening relations between Jews and Arabs in daily life and promoting a common society in Israel. *Now More Than Ever – Strengthening Employment Diversity *Now More Than Ever – Education for a Shared Society

We have no choice but to live together - Stop the violence!

We call on the government, members of the Knesset, all local leaders, educators, cultural figures, activists, Jews and Arabs, to sound a call for calm in the streets of Israel. The terrible violence in the streets, led by an inflamed and racist mob, Jewish and Arab, must stop. Most Israeli citizens, Arabs and Jews, want to live together peacefully in this country. The large Israeli majority understands and knows that at the end of the current wave of racist violence, we will continue living here together and to pick up the shards of our shared existence.

This flare-up that threatens us all must be stopped

The expulsion of families in Sheikh Jarrah, the flag parade, and the police violence only encourage unrest, incitement, and suffering.

The Hill and the Spirit Within

The group exhibition "The Hill and the Spirit Within" will open on Saturday, May 22, at GH - Givat Haviva Art Gallery. The exhibition features a fascinating collection of works relating to the times, ideas and work of Givat Haviva in its 70 years of existence. The 22 exhibitors are artists who grew up in kibbutzim belonging to the Kibbutz HaArtzi movement, the same kibbutzim that initiated and established Givat Haviva, the idea and the practice.

Online spoken Arabic courses

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.