$200,000 over two years
In today’s world, where social justice issues are at the forefront and the topic of the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict has become so charged it has split communities, the need for informed and nuanced leadership on Israel is critical. That is where Encounter steps in. An apolitical organization, Encounter believes that American Jewish leaders must be deeply informed about what is happening in the Middle East regardless of their political views. To that end, the organization takes rabbis, educators, and other influencers on immersive excursions to the West Bank and East Jerusalem where they meet Palestinians and learn about issues first-hand.