Saturday, February 20, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Looking up before going down down down in the cave!
Me and Gali in the cave! The biggest one in Israel. They said if use to go all the way to Jerusalem, but because of earthquakes, it doesn't connect anyway! But that would have been cool!
Yishai and me! (We're trying to be funny, but I just look like I am trying to fart.)
Me and Gali!! She's really really wonderful!!!
Me driving the oversized golf cart with more horse-power!
It was fun and had seat belts and much better than the ATVs which I refused to get on.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Monday, February 08, 2010
How can Jews and Arabs find common ground if they cannot talk to each other? In
The Hagar Association provides a bilingual, educational institution, attended by Jewish and Arab students together in the same classrooms and is supported by community outreach programming. The school serves as a spring-board for social change in the relationship between Arabs and Jews for both the children – who study and learn together — and their parents — who share the common objective of optimizing their children’s educational opportunity and of creating a shared space for coexistence and peace to thrive.
The Hagar Association of Beer Sheva,
About The Hagar Association
The Hagar Association was founded in 2006 by Jewish and Arab parents, teachers, community organizers and other concerned residents from Beer Sheva in order to create successful relations and equal opportunities for Arabs and Jews in the Israeli Negev.
· The Hagar Institute (currently pre-k, kindergarten, and 1st grade) is dedi
· Our community outreach program offers activities to members of the wider Beer Sheva community. These activities include: spoken Arabic classes, joint Arab-Jewish holiday celebrations, bilingual shows, and family workshops.
As a grassroots organization, Hagar members seek change from the ground up. We call on innovative methods for education, bringing together Arab and Jewish children and fostering relationships built on knowledge and trust. Despite being part of the geographical and socio-economical periphery in
In the past three years, we have grown to sixty-five students in three classes, supported by eleven educational staff. An additional grade level will be added each future year as our students matriculate upward.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
Monday, February 01, 2010
Sorry for the low quality iPhone pictures, I will definitely be taking my real camera next time! (Don't worry mom!) This is one of the classrooms! Every class has two teachers, one fluent in Hebrew and one fluent in Arabic.
The demographics are 50% Israeli and 50% Arab...
One of the little girls, she was really great at correcting my Hebrew!
Maura with two of the students!
Next week we are going on a regular basis and doing art projects!!! We can't wait!!!!!!!