Shleimut Israel/Palestine Delegation

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Shleimut Israel/Palestine Delegation
Tour Dates:

June 06 | 2023

3600 USD Regular Price
5400 USD Solidarity Price
1800 USD Scholarship Price

Shleimut’s Israel/Palestine program supports Jewish communities to approach Israel/Palestine through their own Jewish spiritual and social justice values. Our delegations offer a clear educational process on the realities and complexities of Israel/Palestine through a justice-based, action-oriented lens. Shleimut provides spiritual sustenance and emotional support, including required pre-departure and post-delegation workshops.

Cost Details:

Regular rate: $3,600

Scholarship rate: $1,800 A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact the rabbi of your synagogue if you are coming with your synagogue, or [email protected] to request a scholarship. 

Solidarity rate: $5,400 Paying this higher rate supports the participation of others who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford the delegation. Thank you.

Participants are encouraged to utilize creative resources to offset the cost of their trip as needed, through crowdfunding and other community resources.

*Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Single room supplements are available

Registration Deadline: January 31, 2023

Final Payment Deadline: March 1st, 2023

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Delegation Overview

We will meet leading Palestinian and Israeli human rights activists and civil society leaders, spending approximately half our time in Israel and half the West Bank, and we will hold virtual meetings with Palestinians in Gaza. We will approach the region through the intersection of a historical framework alongside a contemporary rights-based approach.  

Our core focus will be centred around Palestinian rights and self-determination alongside Am Yisrael (Jewish diasporic and Israeli) relationships to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) and Medinat Yisrael (the State of Israel). We will explore some of the region’s beautiful cultural heritage, including through music, arts, and of course, delicious food.

Trip Leaders:

Ilana Sumka, Shleimut Founding Executive Director and Senior Trip Leader: A spiritual activist, masterful facilitator and longtime educator, Ilana brings more than two decades of professional leadership in her approach to Israel/Palestine. She previously served as the Jerusalem Director of Encounter, and was the founding director of the Center for Jewish Nonviolence. Ilana brings an embodied approach to compassionate communication, clarity of purpose in building the global movement for peace and justice, and a deep love of the transformative magic of group work.

Daniel Roth, Co-Trip Leader: A skillful educator, committed activist and grounded facilitator, Daniel is the co-founder of Solidarity of Nations – Achvat Amim, and a co-founder of All That’s Left: Anti-Occupation Collective. He currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Jewish Nonviolence, and has previously worked with Rabbis for Human Rights.

Rabbi Alana Alpert: Rabbi Alana Alpert has led Congregation T’chiya in Detroit in prayer and protest since 2015, and was the founding executive director of Detroit Jews for Justice. Rooted in the intersection of spiritual practice and social justice, Rabbi Alana brings a wealth of expertise and insight to her work addressing Israel/Palestine.

Core Principles, Shleimut Delegation

Social justice and human rights: We meet with Israeli and Palestinian civil society leaders, artists, educators and thought-leaders who prioritize social justice and human rights.

Proportional representation: Since the Israeli government maintains control of nearly all land, sea and air borders in Gaza and throughout the West Bank, approximately half our meetings are with Palestinians and half with Israelis, based on proportional representation of the population living under Israeli government control.

Multiple lenses: Shleimut delegations utilize a multiplicity of approaches to trace historical and contemporary dynamics, from pre-1948 to today. We view the region through lenses of history, geography, religion, art, political and socio-economic dynamics, to gain an in-depth, multifaceted understanding.

Spiritually grounded and emotionally resilient:  In recognition of the layers of trauma that stem out of the historic and contemporary wounds impacting the people of Palestine/Israel, we anchor our approach in Nishmat Hayyim, the Breath of Life. We ground our work in spiritual practice and draw from a well of emotional resources.

Appreciating cultural heritages: We take time to enjoy the region’s beauty, experiencing the culinary cuisine and appreciating the role of art, music and culture in the fabric of society. We don’t sweep over the harsh realities and oppressions, but we do believe in bringing joy to our justice work and eating good food along the way.

For more information about Shleimut’s approach to Israel/Palestine, please visit our website.

Pre-departure workshop and orientation series

All participants are required to join a 5 part series of 2-hour zoom workshops in preparation for the delegation.

Dates and times will be announced by the end of January 2023.

Post-departure follow up workshops

All participants are required to join a 2 part series of 2-hour zoom workshops as follow up and next steps after the delegation.

Dates and times will be announced by the end of May 2023.

Optional Add-on tours:

Participants will have the option of signing up for add-on tours, at additional expense, to Akko, Haifa, Kinneret/Sea of Galilee, Tsfat and the surrounding northern Galilee Region, as well as Masada and the Dead Sea.

TRIP INCLUDES
8 nights accommodation
MEJDI-Trained Guide for 6 days
MEJDI – 3 Dual narrative days
6 days of private transportation
Most meals
Water on Bus
All Speakers honorarium
Customary tips for drivers, guides, wait staff, and hotels
All entrance fees
US based customer service representative
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TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE
International Airfare
Airport Transfers
Any required Covid Testing costs
Transportation outside the group schedule
Transportation outside of group itinerary as written below
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Single Supplement 790 USD
Anything not explicitly mentioned in the included section

All the trips we take are educational and geared towards cultural immersion, and that’s true of MEJDI. But none are so first hand and intentionally personal as the MEJDI tour guides are.

You come away hopeful because the tour guides can have such different backgrounds and experiences and opinions and still respect each other, And, they introduce you to groups that are working to spread that throughout the world.

Kim

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Do not book your flight until you receive the tour confirmation email from us. This tour requires a minimum number of travelers to run and we will send out the tour confirmation (and update this note on the webpage) as soon as we have met that number.

Please make sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the scheduled date of leaving Israel. Note that it can take 6 to 9 weeks to renew your passport. Please be sure to check the expiration date of your passport and renew it if necessary.

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