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OECD Schools+ Network

GHIS honored to have been invited to join the OECD – OCDE Schools+ Network….

Democracy in Action at GHIS

Winter Break Is Here!!!

Winter Break Music Video…

GHIS trip to the Galilee, October 2022

Learning at GHIS takes many forms. Enjoy this snapshot video from a recent field trip to the Galilee…

Partnership Between the GHIS and Santa Barbara Communities

Read article in the Montecito Journal highlighting the partnership between GHIS and the Santa Bar…

Students Exhibit at Local Gallery

Happy Holidays at GHIS

We are so lucky to be able to celebrate all the holidays here. Enjoy this short clip of the GHIS school b…

Climate March 2021

Last Friday, October 29, GHIS Students joined the annual Climate March in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square …

Young Leaders Building Bridges – a Multicultural Approach to Local Challenges

Getting Up to Speed in English

Since all IB classes are in English, it is imperative that we help our students from non-English-speaking…

Welcoming Our First Class of 10th Graders

We’re looking forward to welcoming our new cohort of students for the 2021-2022 academic year. For the…

IBDP 2021 Results Are Outstanding!

On behalf of the GHIS team I would like to congratulate the graduating cohort for an impressive academic…

Congratulations to our Graduating Class of 2021!

On May 20 we celebrated and recognized the graduating class of 2021 for their outstanding achievement…

Diving Right in at the Ma’Anit Pool

In May, our students visited the nearby Ma’Anit pool for the first time in a very long time to celebrate…

GHIS Art Exhibition: Expressing Our Cultural Diversity

Our student artists created an art exhibit in the Givat Haviva Art Center. Some of the artists had never…

Friendly Competition on the Basketball Court

GHIS students and teachers competed against one another in a friendly basketball game. It was a great…

German President Sends Congratulatory Message to GHIS Graduates

His Excellency the President of the Federal Republic of Germany recently wrote an encouraging letter to…

Vaccinated and Finally Able to Travel Around Israel

Although the 2020-2021 trip schedule was drastically changed due to Covid-19 restrictions and Israel’s…

Talking About Common Social Justice Issues in Israel, Tennessee and Beyond

Does separating education between ethnic groups make it more fair or equal? What power do governments…

Blog: Beyond the Classroom

Creating Peace One Student at a Time

Congregation B’nai B’rith Santa Barbara adopted GHIS as its Tikun Olam project. Sue Levine tells us more….

10 Tips to Being a Successful Student

These tips come from my sixteen years in the classroom as a high school English teacher. Now that I’m…

Coexistence Through Horticulture: Jews, Arabs and International Students Learn to Grow Together

There are so many ways to learn about each other and the world around us. In biology, it can happen in a…

Commemoration of Loss and the Celebration of Life

By Lam Ho (Vietnam), Maria Bakhlina (Russia), Polina Skarga (Russia), Wamukelwe Dlamini (Eswatini), and…

At the Core of the GHIS Community: Profound Kindness Project

The Profound Kindness project aims to encourage acts of kindness throughout the GHIS community, improve…

Media Mentions

GHIS students featured in recent article on identity in Israel

Read the article featuring two GHIS graduates on their attitudes towards their identity living in Israel…

GHIS/Santa Barbara Partnership

Celebrating the partnership between Santa Barbara and GHIS communities…

Joint Jewish-Arab Education in Schools—a Must and Also a Right

The Calcalist is a serious Israeli Daily which is similar in style to The Economist. This article with…

Young Man Who Was Deported From Israel as a Child Dreams of Enlisting

Sudanese-born Deng Kio Meyar, who overcame many hurdles to be a GHIS student, has graduated and, against…

American Teens Travel Israel with Local Jews and Arabs as Part of GHIS’s Inaugural Summer Camp Horizons

The school’s first summer program, Horizons, was featured in a segment on i24 News. Program director Rona…

Brave Friendship: Tohar and Mohammad Learn Coexistence

Students Tohar and Mohammed share their thoughts on how GHIS has taught them to listen and empathize with…

GHIS Students Share How the School Has Broadened Their Horizons

The Jerusalem Post published an article that highlights the experiences of students at GHIS. Students of …

GHIS is Profiled on National Israeli News – Channel 12

In its first year of operation, GHIS caught the eye of the main TV channel in Israel.  Their reporters sp…

Israeli School Promotes Dialogue Among Students

GHIS is committed to co-existence programs and hosts both Palestinian and Israel students who learn about…

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End of Academic Year 2020-21

David Zehavi

Hebrew Literature
Mentor

David joined GHIS because he was looking for the right educational establishment to develop personally and professionally. As soon as he heard about GHIS, he realized that it suits his values.

“As someone who has always been committed to coexistence in Israel, I see GHIS as a great vehicle to bring young people together in an accepting and non-prejudicial way.”

As well as being a teacher, David is also trained in special needs education at all school levels.

David holds a joint Honors B.Ed.  in Special Education ages 6 to 21, and BA in Literature at Oranim College