The Open House in Ramle - a peace education center in Ramle, Israel
 
Masa Masaar – The Journey
Masa Masaar – The Journey

The Journey is meant to open young Arabs and Jews to the experience and narrative of The Other. As a rule, the young people are exposed only to the narratives and attitudes... Continue Reading...

Empowerment of Women
Empowerment of Women

In the past 3 years Open House has been doing major work empowering women as individuals and in the community. Open House, in co-operation with the Kolech forum of religious Jewish women and... Continue Reading...

Summer Peace Camp
Summer Peace Camp

The OPEN HOUSE Summer Peace Camp enriches the educational and recreational possibilities for Arab and Jewish children, with about 100 peace campers. Continue Reading...

Music in Common
Music in Common

On the occasion of The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 10 of Dec. 2011, we had another concert at Open House with FODfest, Friends of Daniel Pearl Festivel, also called Music in... Continue Reading...

International Exchange Programs
International Exchange Programs

Delegations of older OPEN HOUSE teens have traveled abroad over the past several summers, deepening friendships among themselves and fostering connections with their peers abroad. Continue Reading...

Nursery School
Nursery School

The OPEN HOUSE nursery school provides a ‘head start’ program that strengthens Arab children’s identity and self-confidence. These qualities are essential for children in a minority culture as they grow and seek their... Continue Reading...

Young Leaders Training Course
Young Leaders Training Course

The greater Ramle environs have a very heterogeneous makeup in which different communities (religious, secular, Ethiopian, Russian, Muslim Arabs, Christian Arabs) live parallel lives but rarely meet and interact. The level of dialogue,... Continue Reading...

 
Summer Peace Camp of Open House Ramle  2015
Summer Peace Camp of Open House Ramle 2015 - As in the past 24 years, we held our Summer Peace Camp in July for three weeks (1st to 22nd July). For Jews and Arabs to meet from an early age is absolutely essential if one is not to fall into the socially...

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Masa Masar 2015 – The Journey
Masa Masar 2015 – The Journey - Here is a group of thirty high school students from two schools, a Jewish and an Arab, participating in Masa-Masar – The Journey. They were together for four days between the 7th and the 11th of May, 2015.   Massa-Masar-Journey Program – May 7-11...

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Youth Exchange Delegation from Bremen, Germany
Youth Exchange Delegation from Bremen, Germany - The purpose of the youth delegation aged 14 to 18 was to experience the multi-faith dimensions of this land and create relationships with people their own age from Open House.

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The Story of the House

OPEN HOUSE was created as a result of a unique encounter between the Arab family that lived in the house before 1948 and the Jewish family that came to inhabit it afterwards.

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Quick Links:
 
A Letter to a Deportee - by Dalia Landau
From The Jerusalem Post, January 14th, 1988.
 
The Lemon Tree - by Sandy Tolan
The book that chronicles the history of the house in Ramle.
 
Interfaith Program for the Empowerment of Women as leaders in their respective communities.