Encounter offers emerging and executive Jewish leaders opportunities to continue learning and engaging the core issues the heart of the conflict.
I have totally opened to a new perspective on the conflict, one that I thought I understood but I now realize that I did not.Rabbi David Schuck Rabbi, Beth El Synagogue Center
I understand so much more. Even the basic history, the dates, the wars, the treaties…Eric Robbins President/CEO, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
Jewish communal leaders simply must recognize the need for us (right now!) to listen and learn, honor and engage, struggle and sit with all of these issues, narratives, experiences...for our sake collectively as a Jewish people, and specifically as American Jews.Lindsey B. Mintz Executive Director, Indianapolis JCRC
I appreciated the opportunity to deepen my understanding of the conflict without being told what I should think or what I should do about it. Instead, I was given a diverse community of colleagues with whom I could debrief and figure out for myself how to incorporate what I had encountered into my leadership.Miriam Heller Stern Director, School of Education, Jewish Institute of Religion, Hebrew Union College
I didn't learn any substantial new facts or yet-unknown perspectives about the conflict. But I was pressed to confront the urgency of... and the untenability of my own blind spots.Rabbi Jeremy Kalmanofsky Rabbi, Ansche Chesed