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 promote cooperation, mutual trust and understanding in the Israeli Negev. To realize its vision of a better future, the Association decided to create a Jewish-Arab pre-kindergarten-12 school as well as a community outreach program.
Hagar’s mission is to create a community of coexistence in Beer Sheva through a bilingual educational institution attended by Jewish and Arab students who learn together in the same classrooms as well as through community outreach programming.
Learn more about the school here.
School of hard knocks
Amid rocket fire from Gaza, the only mixed Arab-Jewish school in the Negev works to maintain its single, singular community.
By Ruth Eglash
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