Hand in Hand is building inclusion and equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel through a growing network of bilingual, integrated schools and communities. Launched in 1997 with 50 children, Hand in Hand was established to combat one of Israel’s greatest existential threats: the growing alienation between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel. Education is the key to changing this.
Our trailblazing path of shared education and living is equipping a new generation of Arabs and Jews to live together in cooperation and respect.
In the 2020-21 school year, we have seven schools and communities: Jerusalem, the Galilee, Wadi Ara, Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Haifa, Kfar Saba, and Kafr Qasim with over 2,000 students. There are more than 10,000 adult community members who collectively impact tens of thousands more Jewish and Arab citizens. And we are growing. With hundreds of students on waiting lists each year and parents organizing to launch schools in additional locations, Hand in Hand proves that shared living is possible, real, and the way forward for Israel.
Advancing the vision of equality and shared society is Hand in Hand’s legacy.
Please join us and make it part of your own personal legacy by including Hand in Hand in your will.
How to create a will and include Hand in Hand as a beneficiary.
Creating a will and designating Hand in Hand as a beneficiary is not as complicated as it may seem. Here we answer some of the most common questions you might have as you begin to think about creating a will.
How do I create a will?
A will is an important planning tool and can be a useful document regardless of estate size. By creating a will, you are ensuring that your wishes will be known and carried out, sparing your loved ones the stress of making decisions on your behalf.
Depending on the complexity of your estate, one of these services might be a good option for you. And if your circumstances or wishes change after you’ve completed your estate plans, you can update your will at any time.
- Estate lawyer: Hiring an estate lawyer is not a requirement for creating a valid will—although you may wish to do so.
- Free online resources: Over the last few years, a number of free or inexpensive online resources that are simple to use have grown in popularity. You can search for estate planning resources to explore your options.
What is a bequest?
A bequest is simply the legal term for making a gift through your will or trust and it’s one of the easiest ways to support Hand in Hand. When you are ready to think about your estate plans, designating a charitable organization as a beneficiary in your will is very straightforward. In most cases, it only takes one sentence and you always have the flexibility to change your will in the event that your life circumstances change.
Are there different ways to leave Hand in Hand a bequest?
When it comes to including Hand in Hand in your will, you have a number of options. Here are three of the most common choices:
- Designate a specific dollar amount or percentage of your estate to Hand in Hand.
- Designate Hand in Hand as a residual beneficiary. Whatever is left over after your primary beneficiaries will go to Hand in Hand.
- Designate Hand in Hand as an alternative or contingent beneficiary in the event that your primary beneficiaries predecease you.