Hand in Hand Board and Donor Mission to Israel 2017
In the end of October 2017, we were honored to host a group of dedicated American Friends of Hand in Hand Board Members and supporters from around the world for a three day mission to Israel.
The group got an in-depth look at our bilingual education model in three of our schools and in meaningful encounters and conversations with teachers, students, community members and alumni.
We were also honored to meet with President Rivlin and Knesset Member Ayman Odeh, host former US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, and meet with Amos Schocken and Or Kashti in the offices of the Haaretz newspaper.
Stuart Brown, the Chair of the American Friends of Hand in Hand Board, said:
“On our trip, I saw how integrated bilingual education has become a normal daily reality for nearly 2000 Jewish and Arab Israeli children — and their teachers and their families. Anyone can see that learning together this way is good for the children and I believe it will be good for Israel in the long run. We need to do everything we can to make this kind of school available for every family that wants it.”
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