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

  "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.
  UJIA UK LEADING 1,145 BRITISH TEENS THIS SUMMER 07/16/2015 15:56 Sixty-five British and Irish students are on their way back home after attending a UJIA UK organized and sponsored leadership seminar held in Israel last week at the Givat Haviva Education Campus.
The Comings & Goings of JUNE, 2015 07/12/2015 15:40 June was definitely bursting with action as the Givat Haviva International Department received, worked with and dispatched groups and individuals with many more questions to be asked then they had on the tip of their tongues upon arrival. The comment “we need more time” was as common as the Israeli sunshine in June.
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.
  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...