Thank you, UJA-Federation of New York

Love, dream, believe, give, strengthen — those are some of the words written in Hebrew on this mural created by Arab Israeli students in the Galilee region of northern Israel.

Givat Haviva, a UJA grantee, places Jewish Hebrew teachers in Arab schools like this one. The language classes help students integrate more fully into Israeli society, and ultimately, Jews and Arabs build meaningful relationships grounded in mutual respect, trust, pluralism, and equality.

It's nice to know that organizations like this are actively committing to peace every day, even as we hear about rising tensions in Israel.