The Service Institute brings together young American, Israeli, and Palestinian teens for a powerful experience of communication and peacebuilding. The program is designed to activate and develop in participants a commitment to serving humanity, and using ones voice through connecting with local faith communities and service providers in New Haven. Teens explore the connections between communication, peace, and religious practice. Service participants engage in intensive, hands-on service projects, speech writing, faith-based exchanges, dialogue sessions on the basic dynamics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and field trips to arts and diplomacy sites.
Program Locations and Dates:
Service Institute for 15-16 year olds, in New Haven, CT
July 31 - August 10*
*Middle East Participants return home a day after the conclusion of the the program
Check out the program flyer for this summer below in English, Arabic, or Hebrew: