Dear Friends, Thank you for your generous prayers, volunteer involvement, and financial support. The stories below and the short videos that will be released this summer all point to a singular result – abundance. Our educational programs are full, our staff are exceptional, and our alumni are excelling. In this issue, JPB’s Senior Educator discusses our mission on a podcast, alum Omri speaks about attending Israel’s top medical school, and alum and former staffer Jiries ann
Longtime JPB Alum and former Staffer, Jiries Elias, was recently named as a Clerk with the Israeli Supreme Court. He will be part of Justices Ofer Grosskopf and Yael Willner’s chambers' staff. This is the most prestigious legal internship in the country, granted to only 30 students every year (among tens of thousands of law students who apply). Jiries is one of the few Palestinian Citizens of Israel to receive this honor. Congratulations! Jiries proudly displays his LLB diplo
On Sunday, August 7 on the New Haven Green (CT) starting at 8:30 AM, JPB's Leadership Institute will partner with IWagePeace and houses of worship across CT, to offer a powerful day of interfaith service. Check out the details and register here! We hope you will join us!
Our summer institutes need willing hands! We have lots of opportunities for people to support our peacebuilding programs in the US. Volunteers play a key role in making the summer an unforgettable experience for American, Israeli, and Palestinian teens. If you would like to get involved, please email JPB Volunteer Coordinator, Dr. Danna Kurtin, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Emily Brown is a current rising Junior at Yale University majoring in political science. This summer, she has accepted an internship with JPB to help rebuild and strengthen monitoring and evaluation procedures for our youth, educator, and women's programs. Her key skills and expertise will be instrumental this summer as she visits our programs in Texas to support data collection and operations. Upon her hire, she had these words to share: "I'm really excited about this opport
In April and May, JPB’s school-year programs in Houston ended an impressive season of successful, in-person activities. The Interfaith Youth Houston program wrapped up a six-part series of service-projects, faith community visits, and dialogue events with a Ramadan Iftar at ILM Academy and the El-Farouq Mosque. Over 45 teens from Jewish and Christian faith communities joined their Muslim peers at ILM to learn about Islam, Ramadan, and share a festive meal. The Building Bridge
Have ever you had a yearning to visit the places you read about in Scripture? With international travel and tourism now in full swing, JPB is excited to be leading pilgrimages to the Holy Lands and more! In April, Fr. Nicholas led a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands for pilgrims with the Order of St. John. The trip included visits to holy places across the region, including in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Jericho, and Hebron. And this October, we will offer a pilgrimage to Jordan and Jer
This July and August, JPB’s flagship Summer Peacebuilding Institutes for American, Israeli Jewish, and Palestinian Arab youth and adults return after a two year hiatus because of the pandemic. Four impressive programs will be offered in Connecticut and Texas for 9th-12th graders and two for high school teachers in England and Jerusalem. Our Voyager, Global Voices, Interfaith Citizens, and Leadership Institutes will challenge youth through a powerful array of workshops, dialog