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.

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The Comings and Goings of MAY, 2015 06/15/2015 16:29 Our seminarists this month hailed from Germany, North America, Australia, Africa and an extremely challenging large mixed group (over 100) comprising students from Jordan, Palestine, North America Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel, all of whom studying at the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, affiliated with Ben Gurion University and situated at Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava (Syrian-African Valley).
  Invitation to the Tri-annual Conference of Kibbutz Studies July 1-2, 2015 06/14/2015 17:43 Greetings!

We are pleased and proud to invite you to the tenth Conference of Kibbutz Studies which will be held in Yad Yaari, Givat Haviva on July 1-2, 2015. The conference is a joint production of Yad Yaari, Yad Tabenkin, The Institute for Research on the Kibbutz and the Cooperative Idea at the University of Haifa, and the Kibbutz Movement. Additional organizations and research institutions also collaborated on the production and content of the conference, some of whom are listed in the conference program.
  Rivlin: Jews must acknowledge that Arabs are part and parcel of this land 06/03/2015 16:14 President Reuven Rivlin on Thursday proposed a road map to the establishment of trust between Israel and the Palestinians and between Israeli Jews and Arabs, which includes absolving the latter from singing the national anthem.

Rivlin was speaking at Givat Haviva-Center for a Shared Society, where he clarified his conviction that if Israelis and Palestinians do not acknowledge their basic and primary feelings of fear and intimidation of one another, such fears will never be overcome.
  Third Annual Shared Society Conference 03/12/2015 17:21 Learn about Givat Haviva's annual conference bringing together decision makers, civil society leaders and broad audiences to work towards a shared society in Israel. Save the date for the Third Annual Conference: May 28, 2015! Register Now!!
  What's Happening at Givat-Haviva, May 2015 05/20/2015 12:09 Program Updates
Yaniv Sagee, our Executive Director in Israel, visited our
New York office and shared some of the great work
happening on the ground at Givat Haviva ...
  Mission Statement 03/12/2015 17:17 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.
  SRULIK & HANDALA: ICONIC MESSAGE ON THE WALL 05/20/2015 16:08 In the days when some political cartoonists risk their lives in order to pursue artistic calling, two iconic cartoon characters – one Israeli and the other Palestinian – nowadays adorn the outer wall of the Givat Haviva Art Center and Peace Gallery...
  BIRTHRIGHT-TAGLIT QUEST FOR PEACE 05/20/2015 16:09 Within a week or two of each other, four young North Americans visiting Israel approached the Givat Haviva International Department asking if it was possible to visit the Wadi Ara campus in order to learn about the peace education activities of the 1949 founded campus...
  Film documents Israeli and Arab teens at Ontario camp 05/11/2015 10:31 Imagine sharing a room with people from a cultural group that you’ve grown up mistrusting – and even hating. This kind of living arrangement could naturally generate fear and apprehension.
And it did last summer, when a group of 20 Israeli teenagers – 10 Palestinian Israelis and 10 Jewish Israelis – spent two weeks together at Camp Shomria in Perth, Ont.
They were participants in Heart to Heart, a program founded in 2011 through a partnership between Shomria /Hashomer Hazair Canada and the Givat Haviva Education Institute in Israel.
  Intensive Arabic Semester for International Students 04/28/2015 15:20 Also this year 15 young people aged 18- 29 signed up for an intensive Arabic language and culture immersion program for overseas students who are engaged in a five month program of studying the Arabic language and Middle Eastern history and society. These young people who are coming from a range of different countries such as Australia, France, the U.S.A, England and Switzerland are experiencing a very intense time of their life.