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October 7, 2016

My experience at the Service-Leadership Program in New Haven was powerful and two-fold. I was a participant and a junior counselor, which means I had the chance to delve into the dialogues, as well as to help with day-to-day logistics.

Besides visiting mosquessynagogues, and churches, which is always an enlightening experience, and touring Yale University, which was fabulous in every way, the experience that really hit home for me was volunteering to help Syrian refugees.

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September 7, 2016

JPB gathered 25 Israeli, Palestinian and American peacebuilders and civil society professionals in July for an intensive, two-week professional training program at Acer Farm in Brattleboro, Vermont. EXCEL (Exploring Conflict, Education and Leadership) offered participants the opportunity to learn new skills in peace-building and conflict transformation, as well as form strong professional peer-to-peer networks and partnerships.

Dr. Paula Green, renowned educator and peace builder...

September 7, 2016

This summer, JPB welcomed back five alums to serve as junior counselors in our peacebuilding and leadership programs for youth and adults. Consisting of Jewish, Christian and Muslim triads and led by Program Assistant Alexia Koch, the two junior counselor teams modeled interfaith cooperation and professionalism during each program.

The balance of religious and cultural diversity made for an effective learning environment of mutual support and personal development for these junior...

September 1, 2016

Twenty-three American, Armenian, Israeli and Palestinian teens unified for ten days in the heat of a New Haven August. Representing different faith traditions often at odds with one another, they joined hands in service. Jews, Christians and Muslims, they broke bread together and the barriers that divided them.

Early in the week, participants met with Chris George, Executive Director of Integrated Refugee and Immigration Services (IRIS), a refugee resettlement agency in New Haven...

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