Encounter’s educational programs equip Jewish leaders with a more textured understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Participants return with a renewed commitment to engaging with perspectives entirely different from their own, and a dedication to leading new conversations in their communities. Through our Immersive and Continuing Education programs, Encounter is building the capacity of the Jewish people to confront the complexities of Israeli-Palestinian issues and lead in new ways. For a complete list of our upcoming programs click here.
Essential and transformative.Rabbi Angela Buchdahl Senior Rabbi, Central Synagogue
It is a duty to listen to all the stories if you wish to have a properly functioning moral compass.Rabbi Steve Greenberg Executive Director, Eshel
The trip forever colors your understanding of the security of Israel… It deepens your knowledge and exposure no matter how much you've read.Angie Atkins Director of Heritage Alumni, Wexner Foundation
Encounter reinforced that certainty is not our friend if we are going to be drivers of peace. We need more questions than answers, more curiosity than certainty.Elana Kahn Director, Jewish Community Relations Council of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation
So important to put faces and images to labels we read about. So important to humanize those often pitted as our enemies. So important to do so with Jews in a context of Ahavat Yisrael.Rabbi David Wolkenfeld Senior Rabbi, Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel