Community Building for 1000 Jews & Muslims 2012-14

Jul 25, 2007

Educators' Teams encounter

The team of Kalanit educators was hosted by A-Sallam School.

The aim of the encounter was to strengthen acquaintance and partnership between the teams of the two schools and to jointly evaluate and plan the teaching of coexistence and joint encounters of the older students from the two schools.

The encounter was heartfelt and the motivation for joint study and action was apparent.

The educators of the two teams had a joint wish: let us all continue in this blessed activity!

Jul 9, 2007

"Friends of the Environment" - series of 4 encounters

At the summarizing encounter
At the summarizing encounter

The students of the 5th grade in A-Sallam and Kalanit Schools met on April 18th for a summarizing encounter for a series of activities related to environment and environmental education, such as: drawings that deal with the environment or symbols for protecting it. The other 3 encounters in the series took place on February 2nd, March 6th and March 20th – two in Kalanit and two in A-Sallam. The series dealt at the following: 1. Keeping the environment clean; 2. Dealing with the danger of pollution; 3. How to recruit friends to protect the environment; 4. We live together and have joint responsibility for our environment; 5. If we live more relax it lowers the danger of violence. Finally we had the joint encounter in A-Sallam School, with the participation of parents, teachers and students. Each student received a certificate of appreciation for their participation and contribution.

Drawing 1
Drawing 1
Drawing 2
Drawing 2
May 24, 2007

Fun-day for 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders

Some 350 students, from both schools: A-Sallam and Kalanit, met on May 3rd for one day of joint fun. The day included many performances and activities, such as: pantomime, aerobics, songs, dance competition, circus and presents. The encounter goals were to bring the hearts closer together and to shape citizens who respect each other – through the way of games and songs and paintings. The facial expression of the students said so many wonderful things… One student's smile is worth millions!

Apr 11, 2007

Celebrating Jewish and Muslim Holidays together

1. Together Celebrating the Festival of Lights

In the encounter that took place on Wednesday, December 13th 2006, participated 35 educators from Kalanit School in Karmiel and A-Sallam School in Majd el-Krum.

The encounter began with greetings from the two School Principals, Ms. Osnat Aram and Ms. Najeeba Sirhan, who spoke about joint life and joint citizenship. If there is happiness it is for all of us and if there is pain it is also for all of us. There is no difference between an Arab and a Jew. We felt it during the last war when Majd el-Krum was hit by missiles and lost people and, in parallel, karmiel too was hit by missiles and people were killed in it. Therefore we will continue together, whether in pain and sorrow as well as in happiness and prosperity.

Then Rama, the Vice-Principal from Karmiel, displayed a presentation about the Festival of Chanukah – why it is celebrated, what customs exist in the festival etc… In the third part we lit the candles together and ate the traditional donuts.

Altogether the encounter had a very pleasant atmosphere that consolidated the team more and more. A-Sallam School presented a gift to the Kalanit team at the end of the enocounter and wished them a happy, quiet and peaceful Holiday. --------------------------------------

2. Foundations of the Hajj

As part of the different activities around better acquaintance with the other and learning about their customs and tradition, we held a "Hajj Day" at A-Sallam School in Majd el-Krum on December 21st 2006, together with students from Kalanit School in Karmiel.

During the first hour students heard presentations about the foundations of Islam, especially the last foundation of The Hajj and the pilgrimage to Mecca, and a conversation developed on the issue between the students and the educators. Then the students of the two schools gathered together at the school's yard, where a model of the Kaaba – the holy Muslim site – was placed. Some of the Muslim students wore the Al-Ahram costume and demonstrated the process of the Hajj to the other students, the educators and the parents. They were led by Imam Mahmud Bashuti of Al-Hajra Mosque.

At the end of the day the students shook hands and greeted each other. Then they ate a meal prepared by the parents' committee.


Dec 12, 2006

Ramadan encounter

On Tuesday, October 17th 2006, the Jewish students from Kalanit School in Karmiel visited the A-Sallam School in Majd al-Krum. During their visit they had a special joint dinner for the breaking of the fast of the Ramadan Month, dinner that was prepared by parents and teachers from Mjd el-Krum and served to the students.


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Dr. Yehuda Stolov

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Jerusalem, Israel

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