Galilee Foundation for Value Education

Galilee Foundation for Value Education

The Galilee Foundation for Value Education develops and executes programming in three main areas: Jewish-Arab cooperation, Jewish pluralism, and Israel-Diaspora relations. The foundation works with youth and adults, in a range of activities including the arts, leadership training, direct encounter, and community building. Its work is based on two fundamental beliefs:

  • A vision of Zionism as an effort to create a Jewish state that is a "light unto the nations," a society that "knows the heart of the stranger," and therefore enables persons and groups representing a wide range of ethnic and national identities and religious and ideological commitments to live together in harmony.
  • The foundation's staff believes that educational activities are not only a reflection and perpetuation of existing social realities, but can be a formative influence, playing a role in changing individuals and thereby in "changing the social order."

The assumption underlying the foundation's work is that the Galilee as a region, with its unique combination of human and natural resources, can serve as a laboratory and demonstration site for realizing a vision of a society based on inter-group harmony and cooperation.

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Galilee Foundation for Value Education: Neighbors
The Center for Intergroup Understanding (CIU) has established 'Neighbors', a new program which enables Jewish and Arab high school students to address relationship issues between their two communities, initially by agreeing on and implementin ...
Education, Jewish-Arab Relations, encounters/dialogue, informal education, shared society
Galilee Foundation for Value Education: Young Leaders
The Center for Intergroup Understanding (CIU) is taking the Young Leaders program forward, which the Foundation has developed over two decades, working with hundreds of Israelis and thousands from abroad (teens, students and adults). CIU works with t ...
Education, Jewish-Arab Relations, encounters/dialogue, shared society
Galilee Foundation for Value Education: Galilee Circus
The circus is successful as a paradigm for promoting understanding of the self and “the other”, leading to the development of mutual trust, since its young participants must literally place their trust in each other if they are to perform ...
Education, Jewish-Arab Relations, arts, elementary and high school, encounters/dialogue, informal education, Jewish values, leadership, youth