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

  THE COMINGS AND GOINGS OF MAY, 2016 06/14/2016 22:12 The weather was as diverse as the overseas groups  received by the Givat Haviva International Department - on and off campus - this month...
  Givat Haviva Update, May 2016 04/07/2016 15:16 From our Executive DirectorA week ago, for a moment, it seemed like a ray of light pierced the darkness. The prime minister and the leader of the opposition spoke together about a historic opportunity for peace that would justify a partnership between them. By the next day it was clear that the light was from the engine of the train of war and hate … and we got a right-wing nationalist government.
  Obama sends greetings to Givat Haviva shared society conference 05/25/2016 11:58 US President Barack Obama sent his regards to the Annual Shared Society Conference at Givat Haviva, which works to promote the coexistence of Jews and Arabs in Israel.
  Editor’s Notebook: Toward a Shared Society 06/09/2016 12:40 Mohammed Darawshe delivered a valuable lesson Monday night, June 6, on the difference between coexistence and a shared society in Israel
  Givat Haviva Conference Feedback Form 05/24/2016 16:15
  Fourth Annual Givat Haviva Shared Society Conference 04/20/2016 12:38 The theme of the Givat Haviva Shared Society Conference this year is "Implications of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict on Common Citizenship for Jews and Arabs in Israel". The Conference will include panel discussions on the implications of the conflict on common citizenship in the political, media and cultural arenas of common citizenship and shared society.
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  International Acknowledgement 05/19/2016 15:36 Givat Haviva received the annual Constantiner Prize for Jewish Education from Tel Aviv University.
  “Three Conversations - A Women’s Dialogue” 05/15/2016 08:52 The Re-Opening of the Givat Haviva Peace Gallery On Friday, May 20, 2016. With the new exhibit featuring 6 women artists: 3 Jewish and 3 Palestinian
  International Department - Comings and Goings, April 2016 05/15/2016 16:01 Although April was a relatively short working month due to the Passover holiday, the International Department staff worked in top gear (fast forward) with groups from abroad right up until the actual holiday break began
  Israeli centre for shared society teaches social change to Jewish, Palestinian youth 04/13/2016 11:49 Yaniv Sagee and Mohammad Darawshe come from two very different worlds, but they share some common goals.