Encounter is now accepting applications for our upcoming March 2–3 trip to Bethlehem.
Space is limited. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, February 20.
Over 2,500 Jewish leaders from every denomination and from across the political spectra have traveled with Encounter to meet directly with Palestinians. They have had the unique opportunity to consider new approaches to the conflict and have learned how to bring constructive conversation home to their own communities and institutions.
Join a diverse cohort of your peers for this critical experience. Become part of a network of Jewish leaders committed to bringing about both a healthier Jewish communal discourse and a changed reality on the ground for Israelis and Palestinians.
This program is geared specifically towards gap year students in Israel.
Questions about the program and eligibility to participate are welcome and should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go beyond newspaper headlines and television sound bites.
Encounter is intentionally non-partisan. We do not prescribe nor advocate for a particular political stance or form of conflict resolution. Instead, we advocate for direct engagement with Palestinians as part of responsible Jewish leadership.
The program includes:
The program will take place in Bethlehem and surrounding areas within 15 minutes of Jerusalem. Click here for a sample itinerary of this trip.
The program has three components:
Cost: The cost is $250 for students, all inclusive.
Trip fees must be received one week prior to the trip to secure your space on the program. Cost should not be a barrier to participation. Please inquire about scholarships at email@example.com.
Space is limited. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, February 20.
Click here to apply online.
*Please note that according to Israeli law, those who possess Israeli citizenship are prohibited by Israeli law from traveling to certain Palestinian areas in the West Bank. Therefore, participants who have Israeli citizenship are invited to check our calendar for upcoming trips to Areas B and C, areas of the West Bank where Israelis are permitted.
Questions are welcome. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.