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

  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.
The Wadi has Two Banks 09/06/2016 12:53 Riad Kamel Kabaha’s special book, The Wadi has Two Banks: My Life Story, is about to be released as part of the Kav Adom series.
Austrian Government Awards 2016 09/05/2016 14:54 The Austrian Government Awards 2016 Intercultural Achievement Award in the Innovation Category to Givat Haviva’s Program: “Educators for a Shared Society”