A four to six-session program pairing Arabs and Jews for a social and artistic collaboration. Focusing on the commonalities between participants, the Spring Gatherings programs encourage sharing experiences and forging relationships between Arabs and Jews. The artistic products of these meetings are exhibited in the museum, on the road surrounding the sea of Galilee and in the Opera House in Tel Aviv.
Senior citizens Spring Gatherings bring together Arab and Jewish seniors from the Galilee to tell stories about their lives and co-create art. The Yigal Allon Center hosts four meetings. The final two meetings are hosted by the participants in their place of residence.
School Spring Gatherings pair Jewish and Arab schools and invite students to learn about culture of the other and co-create art.
Annual number of participants: 3,000
Photographing a shared campus
Jewish and Arab Israeli students often meet each other for the first time in colleges and universities. Arabic speaking students are often underrepresented and disadvantaged in academic institutions. The program, which began at the Kinneret College and expanded to five college campuses in the Galilee, brings a diverse group of Arab and Jewish students to learn photography. The program lasts one academic year. At the end of which, the students’ photographs depicting Arab-Jewish relationships are exhibited on campus for six months and then at the Yigal Allon Center.
Annual number of participants: 60
Duration: 1 academic year
An annual educators conference on shared society
The conference offers educators and academics an opportunity to discuss the challenges and successes in the efforts to construct a shared society. It includes practical workshops on establishing safe spaces for discussion of the conflict, shared society and diversity and inclusion.