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

JUDITH SISCHY & LYNN LEON-ROSS 06/15/2017 14:02 Childhood friends from Newcastle, England, Judith Sischy and Lynn Leon Ross were among the many visitors to the recently opened HAMSIN-50 exhibition at the Givat Haviva Collaborative Art Center & Peace Gallery.
A Surreal Visit to an Arab Israeli Town Straddling a Contested Border for the Last 50 Years 06/05/2017 11:50 BARTA’A – It was the second day of the Six-Day War, but since there was no fighting going on nearby, 14-year-old Riad Kabha ventured out of his home to cross the border from Israel into what was then Jordan, literally the other side of town.
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GERMAN PRESIDENT VISITS GIVAT HAVIVA 05/25/2017 13:41 Where politicians failed you are succeeding in showing that Jews and Arabs can live together in Israel
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
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.
THE COMINGS AND GOING OF APRIL, 2017 11/16/2016 09:53 Workwise April was a shorter month than most with the family and community orientated Passover...