Truly Israeli

Gesher l’Kesher – A Bridge to Connection Using Art to Connect Jewish and Arab Kindergarten Children

Art has a language of its own and does not require a verbal language to share thoughts, feelings, emotions or ideas. It is a sensory experience which can provide a look into the internal world of the artist. Young children, whose verbal language skills are still not developed, often use artwork to express what they cannot in words.

Given the non-verbal nature of communication of art, it is a perfect vehicle to bridge the gap between Jewish and Arab youngsters who do not speak one another’s language. We seek to establish a program that will bring together kindergarten classes and use art to deepen the connection between them.