Project #1521

Community Building for 1000 Jews & Muslims 2016-18

by Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)
Sep 25, 2009

3 Hanukah encounters

Planning encounter More than 20 educators, and the two principles, of the two schools – Kalanit and A-Sallam – joined this encounter.

They set together in small groups and planned the themes they will implement with their age-groups during the year. In the end of the day they set dates and themes.

Joint activity - 2 On December 16th 2008, 6th graders of both schools met in Kalanit School in Karmiel to learn about Hanukah. 70 of A-Sallam students were hosted by Kalanit students.

They heard from the teachers explanations about Hanukah, its customs, how it is celebrated and why. There was also open time for questions around the theme.

The Muslim students greeted the Jewish students from Karmiel. They also asked why don't we have a similar Holiday? They got the explanation from the religion teacher that every religion has its own customs and tradition and for example Jews do not have the Holiday of the Sacrifice.

The students ate doughnuts together and created greetings cards.

Arab-Jewish Hanukah - 3 The encounter took place on December 17th in Karmiel.

The teachers from A-Sallam joined their friends from Kalanit in their homes for lighting Hanukah candles and heard explanations about the meaning of the Holiday.

In the end we all came together for a summarizing session at the school and we heard a lot of compliments about the visits and the new things they learned about Hanukah.


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Organization Information

Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA)

Location: Jerusalem, Israel - Israel
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Dr. Yehuda Stolov
Executive Director
Jerusalem, Israel

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