In October, JPB Educators organized a series of alumni reunions in Tel Aviv, Israel for participants of JPB's four 2018 Summer Institutes in the USA. Over 50 teens, parents, and staff from the Voyager, Service-Learning, Interfaith Citizenship, and Leadership Institutes attended. The reunions featured dialogue, training, lots of smiles, and a delicious picnic lunch.
Teens were given time to share and reflect on their summer experience, catch up with friends, and discuss way
In October, JPB EXCEL Educator, Dr. Paula Green, was awarded the Alliance for Peacebuilding Melanie Greenberg United States Peacebuilder Award for her work with Hands Across the Hills - a grassroots project that aims to build bridges across the widening political and cultural divide in America. The Washington-based Alliance for Peacebuilding, a 15-year-old international organization that has been focused largely on global peace work, decided that Dr. Green's impressive career
This fall, JPB and the Amal Group began discussions on piloting a series of leadership and peacebuilding workshops in Jewish and Arab schools in Israel. Based on the success of the workshops, we hope to recruit several promising students for our summer institutes in the USA. The Amal educational network (est. 1928) is a leading school network in Israel, with 128 educational institutions across the country, including high schools, junior high schools and colleges, with a total