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

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

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...

 
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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Meeting with Palestinian School Students in Beit Hanina
Meeting with Palestinian School Students in Beit Hanina - I wish to share with you a first time experience--talking to hundreds of Palestinian pupils from a school in Beit Hanina, a Palestinian town near Jerusalem with a wall in its heart.

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Visit of Students from Ben Gurion School of Education
Visit of Students from Ben Gurion School of Education - Students from Beer Sheva University School of Education visited Open House on March 2nd . They were on an educational tour of Ramle.

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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.