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Lissan logoLissan was founded with the aspiration of expanding communication possibilities between East and West Jerusalem. The bicultural team of social  entrepreneurs regards the removal of the language barrier as a crucial step, which will have a significant positive effect on the welfare of many of the city’s residents. Reaching this vital goal depends on acknowledging the two languages spoken in the city, and providing accessible opportunities to learn and practice them. Lissan provides conversational skills in Hebrew and Arabic. They work with groups who have limited opportunities of acquiring language skills, particularly paraprofessional women as well as groups whose role as emergency service providers in the city requires them the ability to use both languages.