Arabic as a Cultural Bridge

Have you always wanted to learn Arabic but never knew where to start?

The Abraham Initiatives, along with Ameinu, Habonim Dror North America, Habonim Dror Camping Association, Partners for Progressive Israel and Hashomer Hatzair USA are excited to invite you to the Arabic as a Cultural Bridge Course!

Language is the soul of a culture, a pathway to the heart, a landscape of the mind. We are here because we are all working towards the same cause of an equal and shared society. Wouldn't learning a little bit of Arabic help along the way?

Usually run for Hebrew-speaking journalists, municipal leaders, social workers, and academic staff, this three-day intensive offers a unique opportunity for our English speaking community to encounter the Arabic language and begin developing a deeper understanding of Arab society.

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May Arow is the Director of The Abraham Initiatives' Language as a Cultural Bridge program. She develops and implements Arabic language courses as an entry point to Arab culture and society for influential groups of Israelis including Hebrew language media outlets, Israeli corporations, higher education staff, and city council members. May also played a key role in the development of The Abraham Initiatives’ Ya Salam Initiative, which trains and places Arab educators to teach spoken Arabic in Jewish schools and was adopted by the Ministry of Education in 2017. Outside of The Abraham Initiatives, May is a published children’s book author, and has translated several others from English and Hebrew to Arabic. She also writes for Haaretz and regularly contributes op-eds that engage the Jewish public with Arab culture.

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