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Changing Israeli society one school at a time

Highlighting rather than hiding.

Keshet pupils
Photo by: COURTESY KESHET
Walking into Jerusalem’s Keshet School, which serves pupils from first through 12th grade, one meets children and young adults who encompass a wide spectrum of the Jewish world. There are boys wearing kippot of various sizes and materials, while others are bareheaded; there are brightly dressed girls in skirts or pants, with long- or short-sleeved shirts. Five of the school’s 17 classes cater to children with special needs.

However, what might first catch one’s eye is that none of these distinctions seem to matter.



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