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

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  • 2017 The Journey – Masa / Masar2017 The Journey – Masa / Masar

    30th of November to 3rd December 2017, we had our Journey-Masa, Masar, for 22 students from Jewish and Arab High Schools. This  unique project is in cooperation with Neve...Read more »
  • 2017 Summer camp2017 Summer camp

    .wp-caption.aligncenter Between the 2nd to 20th July was our 25th Summer camp!   It is 26 years of Open House activity.   We had 94 Jewish and Arab children...Read more »
  • Nursery School 2017-18Nursery School 2017-18

    It is our 26th year of Nursery School. This year we have 27 children in the Day Care Center with Lamis, Johana and Nadia as the experienced staff members and three younger part time helpers. "...Read more »
  • Summer Peace Camp of Open House Ramle 2016Summer Peace Camp of Open House Ramle 2016

     Preparations for our summer camp normally start months in advance beginning with registration, programming, enlisting the counselors and organizing the bussing from different locations both...Read more »

Celebrating Light

20131210_182834Standing in the rear: Artist Shulamit Ashkenazi (left) and Project Director, Vivian Rabia

Celebrating the Light on Human Right’s 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. She brings Jewish and Arab children together through her artistic creativity. Previously, she held an activity creating ‘Sukkah’ models with the children.

This time children from our summer camp and new children that Shulamit inspired to come from her home town of Nes Ziona participated in the celebration together with their parents. There was lively discussion of the significance of Light in our traditions and the children decorated candles. They played a game in both Hebrew and Arabic, watched a performance of Flamenco by children their age and learned a few steps themselves from their teacher, a professional dancer. Of course, at the end of this joyful evening everybody received chocolates from Santa Claus.

Photo Gallery – (Click on the images to enlarge).