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Bridging the Gap through Art - a Joint Program with the Israel Museum

The Hanns Seidel Foundation in Jerusalem has been partnering for several years now with the Ruth Youth Wing for Art Education at the Israel Museum. The program “Bridging the Gap” is a wonderful opportunity for children from both East and West Jerusalem to get together, experience art, express themselves, and meet each other.

The project offers a safe and encouraging environment for children from both Jewish and Arab backgrounds to meet together and pave the way towards a common and shared life, which enables a sincere process for understanding.  

After two challenging years due to the Covid pandemic, the children and we were thrilled to open the year with face-to-face encounters. This year, the program focuses on the theme of "home" and the children create their own art centered on this topic.