Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality is dedicated to creating a shared space for Jewish and Arab residents of the Negev - a space based on the foundations of multiculturalism, bilingualism and equality. Through the establishment of bilingual, integrated schools and a vibrant shared community, Hagar provides sustainable alternatives for civic engagement, education and pedagogy, which bring hope for a more peaceful future in the Negev.


Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality aims to build an egalitarian civil society in the Negev and in Israel as a whole through our bilingual, integrated schools and model community. We are committed to creating a shared society and more peaceful future in Israel.


Hagar Elementary School

Hagar operates a private daycare, public pre-k, kindergarten and an elementary school through sixth grade. Hagar is the only integrated, bilingual educational institution for Jewish and Arab residents in the South, and one of only a few such institutions in all of Israel.

Hagar’s students participate in a progressive learning model, which goes well beyond teaching to standardized tests and instead aims to encompass our students’ whole selves. Our pedagogy, taught by our Arabic and Hebrew speaking co-teachers, centers on self-guided exploration, hands-on learning and collaborative projects. As a public school, Hagar works to adapt the Ministry of Education’s curriculum and standards to fit our model, which is one that facilitates bilingualism and multiculturalism.


Contact Us

For all inquiries, please e-mail:  contact@hajar.org.il or send us mail at:

Hagar: Jewish-Arab Education for Equality

PO Box 3369

Beer Sheva 84133 Israel