Hand in Hand,

We visited the school called “Hand in Hand”. This school has Arab and Jewish children. It is one of five schools that they have . (Tel Aviv- Jaffa, Haifa, Galilee, Wadi Ara, Jerusalem)
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel furthers peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs through the development of integrated, bilingual and multicultural schools. At our four schools, the number of students at each grade level is balanced equally between Arab and Jewish children. Students at all grade levels are taught in both Hebrew and Arabic.
The Mission of the school Hand in Hand is to create a strong, inclusive, shared society in Israel through a network of Jewish-Arab integrated bilingual schools and organized communities.
Jews and Arabs – learning together, living together – and inspiring broad support for social inclusion and civic equality in Israel. The numbers of the children are 620. They are sharing the feasts together.
We finished the Vow of Poverty and we noted that it is the most difficult Vow to live in our daily life. How can I live Poverty in my daily life? It is really very difficult but through the simple things I can follow Jesus the one who is poor. We started the second vow of obedience. We read from NDS Constitutions and we also had the question of – how can I obey in my life daily? We are studying the vows with Sr. Juliana our Mistress of novices.
We had a meeting with Sr. Trudy and Sr. Phil about finances which was really good. We had questions to look at and we were divided into two groups where we shared together how we had also learned through our experiences.
This week we also had one Holy Hour and the way of the Cross – it was great to spent time with God.
On Saturday evening we had entry into Sunday with all the family of Sion in Ein Karem. We had lunch with the brothers of Sion because Br. Carlos celebrated his birthday and will go to Brazil to study and he will be ordained a deacon.
It was a great week thanks be to God.

writen by Victoria