Jerusalem Peacebuilders - Summer Institutes Underway

Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, Jerusalem Peacebuilders’ affiliate in Israel, JPB Leadership Development (JPBLD), has safely and successfully launched its summer peacebuilding institutes for youth and adults! This month, JPBLD is hosting five programs, four in the Holy Lands, in Ramat Hasharon and Jerusalem, and one online to reach a broader audience.

Our in-person youth institutes offer 9th – 12th grade teens the unique opportunity to engage in leadership development, peacebuilding, conflict transformation, and interfaith understanding among a diverse group of peers from across the region. Through a variety of experiential education activities, dialogues, guest speakers and workshops, youth participate in a transformational experience where they are challenged to develop a deeper commitment to serving humanity and becoming agents of positive social change. Online, JPB offered a unique Foundations Institute for teens in partnership with Kids4Peace Boston to connect American, Israeli, and Palestinian youth from afar.

With adults, JPBLD partnered with Retorika for Multiculturalism to host the EXCEL Institute for Israeli Jewish and Arab educators in Jerusalem. The Israeli Ministry of Education accredited program is made possible through the generous support of Oranim Academic College, St. George’s College in Jerusalem, and the US Embassy in Israel.

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