The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace, established in 1987, is an Israeli educational NGO that promotes democratic values, equality and coexistence across religions, ethnicities and nationalities in Israel and the region. The Adam Institute inculcates a world outlook that fosters and amplifies human and civil rights. AI’s modular programs for civil society and formal (K-12) and informal education are tailored to suit the level, culture and demographic of participants/groups, which range in age from young children to seniors. They’re taught through the award-winning “Betzavta- Adam Institute’s facilitation method”, which experientially converts conflicts into dilemmas. The Adam Institute’s Virtual Online Academy draws hundreds of students from around the world.

Participants aged 5 to 90 Jews & Arabs, secular and religious, geographic/ socioeconomic periphery
Educational programs in Hebrew, Arabic and other languages
Jewish-Arab encounter groups
Facilitators trained in "Betzavta - Adam Institute's facilitation method (converting conflicts into dilemmas)

New online courses

How to cofacilitate on the topics of democracy and peace using “Betzavta – Adam Institute’s facilitation method”

With Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman, and Mr. Saber Rabi,
The course will be taught over six sessions on Mondays:
13.2.23 | 20.2.23 | 27.2.23 | 6.3.23 | 13.3.23 | 20.3.23
Time: 19:00 – 21:00 (Jerusalem time)(GMT+2)
Open to group facilitators in education, communal and social activism to promote the values of democracy, peace, equality, and human and civil rights.
Cofacilitation has particular importance when the program’s aim is to promote equality and freedom and understand democratic processes. It requires different preparation, highlighting group processes in specific ways and raising various challenges on the part of the cofacilitators and in their work with the group.
The course will demonstrate in practice of cofacilitation, using the “Betzavta” method that will be taught, more… Register here.

Educating for Democracy & Democratizing the Educational System

This course is open to teachers/informal educators, parents, civil society activists, Betzavta method facilitators and the general public to explore how to actively teach democracy.

The course will be taught over Six Meetings on Thursdays: February 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23th, March 2nd, 9th, 2023,   19:00-21:00 (GMT+2)

Course details can be found here

Please note that this course is full. Please email to be put on a waiting and to receive dates for the next session of this course.


Teaching Democracy and Peace for our Shared Future

Social crises fuel increased division, Jewish-Arab tension, violence, and personal/economic insecurity. What’s needed is an educational response–and we know how to do it. The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace was founded in 1987 to teach democracy and peace and promote understanding of human/civil rights. Our programs foster democratic, respectful dialogue that allows polarized groups to connect—crucial for these tenuous times. Help us promote shared living based on democratic principles: equality, rights, tolerance, partnership, respect for other. Your donation will 100% support our shared future. For Donations: