The Open House in Ramle - a peace education center in Ramle, Israel
 
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...

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...

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...

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...

 
Summer Peace Camp in the Midst of War
Summer Peace Camp in the Midst of War - At this time, when rockets are falling all over the country from the south and from the north, and the airplanes are on their way to bomb Gaza, we pray and hope that a lasting ceasefire will come into effect immediately. We at...

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Women’s Business Workshop & Interfaith Course
Women’s Business Workshop & Interfaith Course - In the past 3 years Open House has been doing major work empowering women as individuals and in the community.

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Celebrating Light
Celebrating Light - Celebrating the Light on Human Rights Day, 10th of Dec, was the initiative of artist Shulamit Ashkenazi. After participating in our Interfaith course for women, Shulamit became quite an activist at 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.