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

Today is Nakba Day 05/15/2017 15:30 The day of the “Nakba” – the “catastrophe” – is the day the Palestinian people commemorates the tragedy that befell them in 1948...
President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany Visits Givat Haviva 05/14/2017 09:55 Laila und Dor sind ganz normale Teenager, 16 und 17 Jahre alt und ein Jahr vor ihrem Schulabschluss, doch an diesem sonnigen Vormittag werden sie kurz zu einem Hoffnungsschimmer für die Weltpolitik. … Einrichtungen wie Givat Haviva bewiesen, dass Juden und Araber friedlich miteinander leben könnten. Givat Haviva sei, so Steinmeier ein "Leuchtturm der Hoffnung".
  Speaker discusses importance of coming together for a shared society between Jews and Arabs 04/09/2017 12:44 Yaniv Sagee of Shared Society of Israel said people will not find democracy if they do not connect with each other
THE COMINGS AND GOING OF MARCH, 2017 11/16/2016 09:53 Spring, 2017 was officially marked this month and whilst Israel was covered in blankets of brightly colored wild flowers...
DESTRUCTION OF HOUSES in KALANSUA CITY 01/12/2017 13:04 We at Givat Haviva protest and deplore the destruction of houses, in your city in particular and in Arab cities and villages in general
COMPASS FINDS WAY HOME AFTER 70 YEARS 12/25/2016 16:30 A small pocket compass dropped in Slovakia by pre-State heroine Haviva Reik, the inside cover engraved with both the initials of her Hebrew name as well as that of her British Army nom de guerre Ada Robinson, was recently presented - 72 years after her execution in Slovakia by the Nazis – to the Givat Haviva Center for Shared Society, an educational campus in Israel named after her.
After the flames northern mayors call for Jewish-Arab collaboration 11/29/2016 16:03 “Part of the forests of Ramat Menashe caught fire, but you cannot burn the links and connections between us, Jews and Arabs in the area of this forest,” the letter states.
The courage to change the paradigm 11/09/2016 15:40 Innovation can mean – and must mean – casting aside paradigms that are no longer relevant. For us, at Givat Haviva, it has meant changing the way we view shared life between Jews and Arabs in Israel...
IAA_Yaniv prize speech 09/11/2016 14:12 My father, Ya’acov Sagee, was a Jew born in Europe. The Second World War, which was the Holocaust for my people, led to the death of a third of our population. My father became a refugee and an orphan.
  Austrian government bestows award to Givat Haviva for outreach among Jews and Arabs 09/11/2016 11:27 This is the third recognition bestowed to Givat Haviva for its work bringing Jews and Arabs together for a shared life.