About Sha'ar La'Adam – Bab Lil'Insan ("Gate to Humanity")
The activity at Sha'ar La'Adam - Bab Lilinsan originated in an encounter between Jewish and Arab residents of villages in the Galilee, which gave rise to a slightly different reality, one based on many years' relationship between neighbors from varied ethnic backgrounds, who have peacefully handled problems arising from old and new settlement in the area. This encounter made it possible to create an extraordinary and unusual partnership, yet at the same time, it made the existing rift between the various communities in the Galilee even clearer. Everyone involved in the activities at Sha'ar La'Adam- Bab Lilinsan understands, that only a joint effort will contribute to solving the existing conflicts and lead to the creation of a different reality, one based on a common vision instead of a separate segregatory one.
Thus the idea was born, to found a place where people from various cultures can meet and learn from each other, out of an obligation to share and create together resources, knowledge and culture.
Since the activity at Sha'ar La'Adam- Bab Lilinsan started in 2002 until today, the Sha'ar La'Adam- Bab Lilinsan center initiated many activities in the areas of agriculture, group theatre, language studies, women's group, creative workshops and more. All activities and enterprises stem from an understanding, that only a new holistic thinking – one that includes the various areas of life and places the development of the human being, the community and the relationship to nature and the environment at the very center – can help create a significant improvement in our ability to know and understand the Other Person and his or her viewpoint, thus leading us on a path of growth.
In recent years, we have been witnessing a vision turning into reality. Sha'ar La'Adam- Bab Lilinsan is gradually becoming an educational community center, in which connections and relationships develop between various cultures, whilst respecting and valuing the people and nature around us.