Encounter in North America

Creating an alumni “home” for network­ing, train­ing and profes­sional exchange: Our train­ings and network­ing meet­ings on Israel engage­ment and activism have made Encounter the commu­nal hub for promi­nent and up-and-coming Jewish lead­ers to share chal­lenges, exchange best prac­tices and develop spin-off initia­tives with Arab and Palestinian commu­ni­ties as well as between Jews across ideo­log­i­cal lines. Our 2010 alumni retreat offered train­ing in facil­i­ta­tion, public speak­ing and congre­ga­tional engage­ment with Israel and drew an inter-gener­a­tional crowd of more than 85 alumni Jewish lead­ers from all sectors of Jewish life.

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    Our Mission

    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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