Program Overview:


JPB’s summer institutes offer engaged youth a transformational, interfaith experience that fosters a new generation of Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Druze leaders, committed to each other and to building peaceful and just societies in Israel, Palestine and the United States.  While the focus is on peacebuilding and leadership development, the social experience that results from bringing these participants together is an integral part of the program.


JPB programs support participants in building bridges across differences that promote lasting relationships. Each institute provides young people with the opportunity to learn about other parts of the world, different faith traditions, and themselves through a specialized curriculum. JPB’s unique model equips young people with the tools they need to become effective leaders and peacebuilders.


We believe just and lasting peace is created by critically engaging with the difficult topics facing our world today. Core to our program is the examination of social justice issues in the USA and Middle East, with a focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, specifically Jerusalem.

Program Locations and Dates:


Voyager Institute for 14-15 year olds, Navasota, TX

Summer 2021 Dates Coming Soon!

Service-Learning Institute for 15-16 year olds, New Haven, CT  

Summer 2021 Dates Coming Soon!

Interfaith Citizenship Institute for 16-17 year olds, Houston, TX

Summer 2021 Dates Coming Soon!


Leadership Institute for 17-18 year olds, Houston, TX          

Summer 2021 Dates Coming Soon!

Application Deadline:


The deadline for applications is March 15, 2021. Once all programs are filled, a waitlist will be created in case of participants dropping out of the program. Our application process is competitive and we strongly encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Program Fees:


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2021 Summer Institute Application


Jerusalem Peacebuilders

3300 Chimney Rock Rd #301

Houston, TX 77056

+1 (713) 784-3300



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Jerusalem Peacebuilders Inc. is registered as a 501©(3) nonprofit charitable organization in the United States (EIN 45-2233148).

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