Beautiful Words of Encouragement from a Generous Donor

We just received a beautiful letter from Talya, the daughter of one of our generous donors who recently visited the Givat Haviva Center in Israel with her Habonim group! 

Check out what she said, 

"Today we went to the Givat Haviva Center to learn about the Israeli Palestinian conflict and it was quite an enlightening experience. I feel like I understand the conflict in a way that I never have before, which is really great yet painful because it just gets more complicated. We first had an overview presentation of the conflict and then we had a lecture by an Israeli Arab about his personal experiences being a Palestinian in Israel. Givat Haviva is such an amazing place!"

Thank you Talya for your support and encouraging words.

Givat Haviva is Sponsoring the Other Israel Film Festival

Givat Haviva is sponsoring Almost Friends, a documentary by Nitzan Ofir and Barak Heymann.  The film will be screened at the JCC on Sunday, November 9th at 2pm AND on Friday, November 7th at 10:30am.  The film will also be shown at Cinema Village on Monday, November 10th at 6:30pm.

The film follows Samar, an Arab girl from Lod, and Linor, a settler who lived in Gush Katif, who develop a friendship through a school program aimed at bridging gaps in Israeli society.  Their relationship becomes a profound and complex experience for both the girls' families, as their two worlds once divided by vast national, cultural and ideological differences, collide.

Check out the Almost Friends trailer!

Make sure to get your tickets here, and use our Givat Haviva friends and family discount code: EFZGIV for $3 off! 

For more information on the Other Israel film festival, directions and show times, click here.