Join us for a day in East Jerusalem, a neighborhood many of us are unfamiliar with, to hear from Palestinian residents about their perspectives on this current moment in the city and its future.
Participants will join a cohort of Jewish peers to have the opportunity to hear from a diverse set of Palestinian speakers about critical issues including education, citizenship, and residency, access and movement, and changes happening in the E-1 area. Bring your most pressing questions, a sense of curiosity and a willingness to engage across political differences.
Friday, March 13th, 2015, 8:00a.m.- 4:00p.m.
Mandatory Orientation sessions will be held, via phone or web, the week of March 1st.
Registration closes on March 1st. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Questions are welcome. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go beyond newspaper headlines and television sound bites to learn what leaders and civilians are saying on the ground.
Nearly 2,000 emerging and established Jewish leaders from across the religious and political spectra of our community have traveled with Encounter to meet with a diversity of Palestinians firsthand, considered new approaches to the conflict in Encounter’s safe and non-partisan context, and learned how to bring a constructive conversation on the conflict home to their own institutions. Join a diverse cohort of peers for this important and unique experience, and become part of a network of Jewish leaders committed to bringing about a healthier Jewish communal discourse and a changed reality on the ground for Israelis and Palestinians.
The program includes:
Encounter is a non-partisan organization. We recognize that any engagement around the conflict is highly political and as such, it is impossible to claim to be “apolitical” when doing this work. That said, Encounter does not prescribe or advocate for any particular political stance, and we welcome and encourage a diversity of opinions on each of our trips.