In Jerusalem, there is a school called Max Rayne Hand in Hand school. In one of the first grade classrooms, two lines of white chits of paper hang on the wall. On the pieces of paper, of one of the lines, one can find every single letter of the Hebrew alphabet. On the notes of the other line one sees the letters of the Arabic alphabet. Toys, learning games, left behind pullovers and shirts are lying on the shelves next to the teacher’s desk. On the left is a cupboard with colorful folders with names on them, sometimes in Hebrew, sometimes in Arabic: Karim, Ahmed, Nadia, Judith, Uriel, Ja‘ara. And that is what makes this school special: Jews and Arabs learn together in bilingual classes in Hebrew and Arabic. It is the largest school in Israel that represents this philosophy and is overseen by both Jewish and Arab principals.
We would like to thank you that you enabled us to be privileged to distribute Purim surprises on your behalf to the children of Beit HaYeladim which cheered them up on the occasion of Purim!
It is always good to be informed. In this article we are going to focus on children and their lot in Israeli society! How many children are there in Israel? Which religious group has the highest birth rate? What are the major problems Israeli children face? How many disabled children are there? And what is the school system like?