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

YAACOV GUTERMAN - HISTORY IN A BOTTLE 08/30/2015 12:59 Born in the Polish town of Plotzk, Poland in 1935, Israeli artist and illustrator Yaacov Guterman survived the Holocaust using a counterfeit birth certificate of a Polish Catholic boy.  
  "Through Others' Eyes" Photography Exhibit Showcases Young Arab and Jewish Israeli Collaboration 08/02/2015 11:41 On Sunday, August 9, the Puffin Foundation hosts "Through Others Eyes", an inspirational photographic exhibition named after a unique project of the same name under the auspices of Givat Haviva, a non-profit educational institute in Israel. With support from the Puffin Foundation, "Through Others' Eyes" seeks to address the need for open channels of communication between Israeli Arab and Jewish youth who rarely, if ever, have an opportunity to meet one another.
  THE INDIVIDUAL IN HISTORY 07/20/2015 16:09 Me’ir Ya‘ari and Hashomer Hatza‘ir / The Movement Is Me/ Aviva HalamIsh
For over half a century, Me’ir Ya‘ari (born in 1897 in Galicia) was the undisputed leader of Hashomer Hatza‘ir [hereafter: hh], a three-wing socialist-Zionist movement. Founded prior to World War I in Eastern Europe, hh was the first and largest Zionist youth movement between the World Wars, with approximately seventy thousand members in 1939.
ALY TAKES A WALK DOWN A GIVAT HAVIVA MEMORY LANE 08/30/2015 12:50 University students and young professionals from around the world, in the main visiting Israel for the first time under the auspices of Taglit-Birthright, are indeed a common sight on campus at the Givat Haviva Center for Shared Communities in Wadi Ara,   
2015 Developing a Joint Vision for a Shared Society in Israel 07/07/2015 22:16 On May 28, 2015 the highly recognized Third Annual Givat Haviva Conference was held at the Givat Haviva campus in Israel. The lineup of speakers included a litany of highly important Israeli leaders from both the Jewish and Arab sectors. Most prominent among the speakers was Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
  UPCOMING COURSES: 2015 SIX-WEEK SUMMER COURSES: BEGINNER'S INTENSIVE; ADVANCED AMMIYAA AND the 2016 SEMESTER (beginning in January) 07/08/2015 11:30 The Intensive Arabic Semester is a five month immersive language and culture program which runs from January-June. We also run two six-week summer programs a beginner intensive and an advanced spoken course from July-August. All skill levels are welcome.
  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.
  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.
  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.