Encounter is a non-partisan educational organization cultivating informed and constructive Jewish leadership on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Encounter’s vision is one of genuine peace: an environment of safety and equity that embraces the full dignity of all.

In the Middle East, Encounter’s flag­ship program has brought 1700 promi­nent and emerging Jewish leaders on trips to Bethlehem, Hebron, and East Jerusalem where they witness Palestinian life and gain a more nuanced, informed under­standing of the conflict.

In North America, Encounter lever­ages the powerful impact of our Middle East program and empowers our partic­i­pants to trans­form their own constituen­cies– from the Shabbat table to the pulpit and Capitol Hill. Encounter’s North America program provides ongoing capacity-building and training, so that its alumni-– leaders with access to hundreds of thou­sands of Jewish hearts and minds-– can work effec­tively to reshape Israel educa­tion, phil­an­thropy, and advocacy.

Encounter equips the gamut of Rabbis, Jewish profes­sionals, leaders, and phil­athropists with first-hand knowl­edge of Palestinian life, seeding a multi-denominational cadre of Jewish lead­er­ship charged with a two-pronged mission: to trans­form the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to heal internal Jewish communal rifts formed in its wake.

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