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Dec 2, 2014

Karmiel & Majd el-Krum School Twinning - 2 updates

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May 15th 2014

Encounter between students of the two schools – A-Salam in Majd el-Krum and Dekel in Karmiel.

The encounter focused on the customs of Passover.

After the Kids from A-Salam were welcomed at Dekel school, all pupils gathered together and we explained to them how the day is going to look like and what we are about to do in it.

The day had three parts:

  1. Explanations about Passover and why it is celebrated.
  2. The differences between the Jewish Passover and the Christian Easter and why each community celebrates their Holiday.
  3. The students were divided into three mixed groups for creative activities with the art teachers on various aspects of the Holiday: food, religious figures, symbols etc.

Finally the students had a joint football gave and we concluded the day. 

June 10th 2014

Summary and pick-day for the project

The children met, together with the educators, in A-Salam School and held a joint conversation about the year's activity. The children shared about their experience in participating in joint activities with children from the other sector, what did they gain from it? How did they feel? What was new? What needs to be improved?

We also got feedback from the parents when the children spoke about the support and encouragement they received from their parents to participate in such encounters that bridge between the children and remove prejudices and stereotypes. Finally, each student wrote a sentence about peace and living together. We concluded with sports games in mixed groups, which was very enjoyable for all.

Workshop
Workshop
Playing together
Playing together
The team
The team

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Oct 2, 2014

Karmiel-Majd el-Krum School Twinning on 25 May

Bingo game
Bingo game

The encounter on May 25th was divided into three parts:

First we held a Bingo game with names: each student wrote his or her name on the board and then each one of them chose nine names for their personal board. Then we played the Bingo game.

In the second part, the schools choir sang, in Hebrew and in Arabic, the song of Eric Eninstein: "I and you will change the world". We all joined the choir and sang along.

The third part of the encounter was dedicated to Jerusalem. The jids were divided into working groups, each focussing on a different activity. One was working on a crossword puzzles about sites in Jerusalem. Another was answering quizzes on what we know about Jerusalem. A third group was trying to create as many words as possible from the letters of the word Jerusalem. And another group was composing a jigsaw puzzle with a photo of Jerusalem.

Singing together
Singing together
About Jerusalem
About Jerusalem

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Aug 7, 2014

Jerusalem - encounter on 25 May 2014

Bingo game 1
Bingo game 1

The encounter was divided into three parts:

First we held a bingo game of names: each student wrote his/her name on the board and each one chose nine names for their personal board. Then we played the bingo game.

In the second part the school choir sang, in Hebrew and Arabic, the song of Aric Einstein "I and you will change the world", and we all joined singing.

The last part of the encounter was dedicated to Jerusalem. The kids were divided into working groups working on crossword puzzles about sites in Jerusalem, quizzes about what we know about Jerusalem and how many words can we make of the word Jerusalem and a jigsaw puzzle with a picture of Jerusalem.

Bingo game 2
Bingo game 2
Singing
Singing
Working in groups
Working in groups

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May 19, 2014

Two encounters in February 2014

February 20th, 2014

 

On Thursday, February 20th, we met again – pupils from the two schools, A-Salam in Majd el-Krum and Dekel in Karmiel.

 

The theme of the encounter was encounter between religions, focusing on getting to know the 'other' from the religious perspective, after watching a film that describes children from both societies who study together in the same school.

 

The film shows how the students are mixed together and study about each other. Arab pupils joint the Hanukah activities and learned about its meaning for the Jews and similarly Jewish students learned about Islam and how the prayer is performed in one of the school's rooms.

 

We held a joint summary with feedback questions to the pupils, such as:

  1. What did you learn from what you saw?
  2. Who of you will be willing to study in a mixed school?
  3. Did you hear that Arab and Jewish pupils study together?And we started a conversation about the advantages and disadvantages when Arab and Jewish kids study in a mixed school.

 

A summary of some of the children's arguments:           

              Disadvantages                                    Advantages

  1.  Losing our tradition                           Learning about the tradition of the 'other'
  2. Mixing languages                               Acquiring a second language.
  3. Missing from our culture.                  Learning another culture. 

 

 

February 25th, 2014

Place: Dekel School in Karmiel

Theme: forming a joint choir of pupils from the two schools

Participating: the two school principals, the two school vice-principals and the music teachers of both schools.

Dr. Yehuda Stolov suggested the preparation of a joint song for the choir, with support from a famous conductor and having the song recorded and published. 

Then the two vice-principals presented the stages we went through so far in our joint program.

It was agreed that the music teachers will start working on preparing the task.

 

 

 

Mar 11, 2014

Learning about Hanukah

The encounter took place on Thursday, December 19th 2013, between school children from A-Salam School in Majd el-Krum and Dekel School in Karmiel.

 

The encounter included:

  • Helping the children to get acquainted with one another through acquaintance workshop and games, such as memory game in which every child repeated the names of the other children and where they sit;
  • We talked about similar words in Hebrew and Arabic, in sound and in meaning;
  • We talked about the Jewish Holiday of Hanukah that just passed: - When it is celebrated, its duration of eight days; - reason for celebrating it – victory of the Jews over the Greeks and purification of the Temple; - Symbols of the Holiday – Hanukah lamp and candles, light, doughnuts… - Its connection to Purim that is also a Holiday determined by the Sages

 

The children from Dekel described how they celebrate the Holiday with their families and the children from A-Salam learned some things they never heard of before.

 

We ended with creating Hanukah symbols with the art teachers and each child took home the symbol they created.

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Dr. Yehuda Stolov

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Jerusalem, Israel

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