A few words about Merchavim
MERCHAVIM works to help young Israelis of all backgrounds to live together better by learning about each other, valuing diversity, developing a shared civic awareness and cooperating to make their classrooms and communities fairer and more cohesive. Our unique approach has been developed by and for Israelis of all backgrounds, in full cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Education. Our programs range from kindergarten to 12th grade and beyond, including the Kulanana social initiative, working through field projects and a media campaign.
It's Best to Be Fair" Joint secular and religious kindergarten activity - now in Rosh Haayin
Integration of Arab Teachers in Jewish Schools
After 8 years' work, we have reached an important mile-stone! Dalit Stauber, Director-General of Israel's Ministry of Education, announced on prime-time Public radio, the decision to place 500 unemployed Arab-Israeli math, English, science and Arabic teachers in Jewish-Israeli schools over the next four years. Thanks to all our outstanding partners and first and foremost the courageous Arab teachers who have led the way teaching in Our "Let's Talk" Arabic project and shaping a fairer society.
You can read more about the Ministry's decision in an article in Ha'aretz here.
Merchavim's International Israel Education Program
Merchavim appreciates the considerable challenges of constructively engaging English-speaking groups of all backgrounds with the complex society-building challenges facing Israel. Our growing range of programs is designed to do just that. Read more about this program here.