Retreats for Alumni

The peers I trav­eled with were…a source of strength and confi­dence in the Jewish community’s contin­ued values of peace, co-exis­tence, and plural­is­tic commu­nity.”

— Steven, Orthodox Rabbi, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale (Read more testi­mo­ni­als)

Our galva­niz­ing North American alumni retreat in March 2010 brought together more than 85 alumni Jewish lead­ers from across North America, Europe and Israel, and trained partic­i­pants in reshap­ing Israel engage­ment in their roles as congre­ga­tional Rabbis, social entre­pre­neurs, day school educa­tors, lay and insti­tu­tional Jewish lead­ers. Highlights of the retreat included: a panel focus­ing on the Palestinian non-violent move­ment, featur­ing Ronit Avni and Mubarak Awad; a meet­ing with major lead­ers of the Arab-American commu­nity; and several strate­gic sessions for resolv­ing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and creat­ing a more safe and inclu­sive Jewish discourse in rela­tion to Israel in the American Jewish commu­nity.

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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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