In September, JPB sent Camp Director, Jack Karn, to Houston, TX to serve as its new Regional Director. Karn is tasked with developing both JPB's in-school leadership programs, as well as recruiting for our Interfaith Citizenship and new Voyager summer peacebuilding programs scheduled for 2018. This opportunity represents a new direction for JPB, as demand for our programming increases in the USA.
Jack discussing the JPB summer program with HCRJ Jewish teens
Based out of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, which has generously donated an office to JPB, Jack is actively initiating relationships and programming at local faith communities and institutions such as the Houston Congregation for Reform Judaism, St. John the Divine, St. John's School, Emery/Weiner School, Rice University and the Boniuk Institute for Religious Tolerance. With the help of Palmer's Curate, The Rev. David Wantland, JPB is leading adult education programming around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pilgrimage to the Holy Land along with supporting the development of Palmer's youth programs.