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.
I understand so much more. Even the basic history, the dates, the wars, the treaties…Eric Robbins President/CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
It's a powerful and necessary experience.Lindsey B. Mintz Executive Director, Indianapolis JCRC
Essential and transformative.Rabbi Angela Buchdahl Senior Rabbi, Central Synagogue
It offered me a way to stretch myself and face uncomfortable realities in a way that I often (whether consciously or not) tend to avoid doing. Specifically, it reinforced the urgency and centrality of the conflict within the array of issues, causes, and experiences through I which I relate to the State of Israel. At the same time, it connected me to an incredible network of passionate Jewish leaders who now share the same powerful and unsettling experience.Rabbi Avraham Bronstein Rabbi, The Hampton Synagogue
I am so impressed with the staff and the culture of this organization.Debbie Cosgrove Chair, Jewish Women’s Foundation NY