After one day of your trip, I felt like I had never been to Israel before, and I am consid­ered a profes­sional Israel expert who travels to Israel several times a year.”

– Senior Federation Executive (Read more testi­mo­nials)

Are you directing or partic­i­pating in a mission of Jewish leaders to Israel and inter­ested in offering your group an unpar­al­leled and powerful oppor­tu­nity for connecting to Palestinian life?

Encounter spon­sors a number of Delegation trips each year for high-level Jewish lay and profes­sional leaders. These programs gener­ally serve as one– or two-day add-on trips for an existing Israel mission or dele­ga­tion visiting the region.

Encounter can partner with your Federation, JCRC, or Jewish communal orga­ni­za­tion to create an optional add-on trip to engage in the complex­i­ties of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, on the basis of first hand encoun­ters with Palestinian communal leaders, activists, and ordi­nary people.

Past Delegations have included:

Please contact info@​encounterprograms.​org or call 212–284-6776 for more information.

Please note: Encounter works primarily with leaders in the Jewish commu­nity. Due to the volume of requests, we are not able to offer indi­vidual syna­gogue, school, univer­sity, or Hillel trips at this time.

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Encounter is an edu­ca­tional orga­ni­za­tion dedi­cated to strength­ening the capacity of the Jewish people to be construc­tive agents of change in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Moti­vated by the relent­less Jew­ish pur­suit of hokhma (wis­dom) and binah (under­stand­ing), Encounter cul­ti­vates informed Jew­ish lead­er­ship on the Israeli-Palestinian con­flict by bring­ing…

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