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Youth Encounters at the School for Peace



This project brings together young Jews and Palestinians, often for their first time, for a 3-day encounter workshop at Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam and a follow-up meeting with participants in their schools.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Israel, young people grow up with a historical and political conflict that greatly impacts their lives. Through the media, they are often taught to distrust and disregard the other side. This project brings 110 high-school students (half Palestinian, half Jewish) together for a 3-day encounter.

How will this project solve this problem?

The School for Peace- Youth Encounters project impacts the Youth' attitude towards the other and the conflict creating a domino effect in their community. Many participants have taken action to advance peace and dialogue after participating in the encounter & continue to do so. The students fully learn and experience the advantages of an equal, tolerant and democratic society

Potential Long Term Impact

The School for Peace concluded youth workshops for the Jewish and Arab high school students. These workshops were transformative experiences, revealing the fear and lack of knowledge on both sides, and the ability for two diverse groups to reach some significant agreements, given the opportunity to Jews and Arabs young people to accept each other. Learn to put away their differences and attempt to find a common ground to get along and live together in peace and equality.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $5,661
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $4,339
Total Funding Goal: $10,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Abir Elzowidi

Operations Manager
Sherman Oaks, CA United States

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Map of Youth Encounters at the School for Peace
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