At a time when many in the Jewish community are feeling despair at the situation in Israel/Palestine, the goal of this trip is to connect us–rabbis, cantors, and other Jewish clergy—to some of the compelling work for justice and peace being done on the ground in the Holy Land. The trip is geared to those who do not need an introduction to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or the realities of occupation, but who seek to learn from and be inspired by Israelis and Palestinians working nonviolently for transformation. We are asking participants to come with an open mind for bearing witness, and to make a commitment to help support the efforts we will be learning about when we return, in whatever form feels appropriate. We aspire to learn together, to wrestle with challenging realities together, and together begin to shape a new narrative that promotes ahavat yoshvei ha’aretz, a commitment to seeking compassion, security and justice for all who dwell in the land.
Visit all the must see sites, while being guided , by an Israeli and a Palestinian, in an immersive travel experience that takes you behind the doors of mosques, churches, and synagogues, through the halls of Palestinian and Israeli government, into active dig sites, and into the homes of Arab, Jewish, and Druze locals.