On May 25th, 1,200 Dialogue and Identity participants joined together from over 38 Jewish and Arab schools at Kibbutz Yagur for a morning of friendship and music. D&I, a partnership between the TALI Education Fund and the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue, co-funded by the European Union, pairs Jewish and Arab Christian schools exposing schoolchildren to the rich cultures and religions that share the Land of Israel. The culmination of the morning was singing “At Eye Level” an original song written in Hebrew, Arabic, and English, expressing that there is much room for dialogue and friendship among the students from different backgrounds. Complete with percussion, keyboard, and lots of amazing energy- it was a heartwarming, inspiring event.
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On Wednesday, May 25th, 1,200 Dialogue and Identity participants joined together for the largest TALI Education Fund event of the year. Students from over 38 Jewish and Arab schools came to Kibbutz Yagur in Northern Israel for a morning of friendship, food, and music.
Dialogue and Identity, a partnership between the TALI Education Fund and the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue, pairs Jewish and Arab-Christian schools exposing Jewish- and Arab- Israeli schoolchildren to the rich cultures and religions that share the Land of Israel. The program is co-funded by the European Union.
The event Morning Song was hosted by Bat Ella, an Israeli soul singer and Bashir Huri, broadcaster on Israel Channel One in Hebrew and Arabic. There were performances by choirs from TALI School, a Christian Orthodox school, and a professional percussion group that got the entire auditorium up on their feet dancing. The culmination was the singing of a song, written especially for the event, in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. The students all learned the song before arriving, leading to an overwhelming amount of energy.
Speakers at Morning Song included Dr. Peri Sinclair, the Susan and Scott Shay TALI Director-General, the European Union Ambassador to Israel Dimiter Tzantchev who addressed the students in Hebrew, Arabic, and English, and a special video from Isaac Herzog, President of Israel, who eloquently explained the importance of such a large event.