Together Celebrating the Festival of
Lights - Karmiel-Majd el-Krum Interfaith Encounter - 13th December 2006:
In the encounter that took place on Wednesday, December 13th 2006,
participated 35 educators from Kalanit School in Karmiel and A-Sallam School
in Majd el-Krum.
The encounter began with greetings from the two School Principals, Ms. Osnat
Aram and Ms. Najeeba Sirhan, who spoke about joint life and joint
citizenship. If there is happiness it is for all of us and if there is pain
it is also for all of us. There is no difference between an Arab and a Jew.
We felt it during the last war when Majd el-Krum was hit by missiles and
lost people and, in parallel, karmiel too was hit by missiles and people
were killed in it. Therefore we will continue together, whether in pain and
sorrow as well as in happiness and prosperity.
Then Rama, the Vice-Principal from Karmiel, displayed a presentation about
the Festival of Chanukah – why it is celebrated, what customs exist in the
In the third part we lit the candles together and ate the traditional
Altogether the encounter had a very pleasant atmosphere that consolidated
the team more and more.
A-Sallam School presented a gift to the Kalanit team at the end of the
encounter and wished them a happy, quiet and peaceful Holiday.
Reported by Najeeba Sirhan
Group's coordinators: Najeeba Sirhan and Osnat Aram-Daphna
(* We are grateful to the Embassy of the United States of America to the
State of Israel for their support for this program)
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