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, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

August 2 - 8, 2021

Global Voices Institute for 15-16 year olds, Ramat Hasharon, Israel  

August 2 - 8, 2021

Interfaith Leaders Institute for 16-18 year olds, Ramat Hasharon, Israel

August 13 - 19, 2021

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, JPB 2021 Summer Institutes are only being offered to Middle East participants. In exceptional cases, American participants are welcome to apply but you must be willing to pay for and travel to Israel for the program. Programs will return to the US next summer.

Program Costs:


Tuition for the program is 1,450 NIS. The price includes all housing, meals, and program. Transportation is required to/from the program site. A nonrefundable deposit is required to secure your place in the program. Limited partial scholarships are available.

Application Deadline:


The deadline for applications is April 1, 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.

2021 Summer Institute Application


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