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Apr 9, 2018

Progress so far

the Interfaith Encounter Association currently run two groups in which the bridge between Jews, Muslim and Christians of the Holy land is made of music.

The older group of talented teens who meet at the Music Center, under the guidance of Ehud Etun and Omar jaber, continues to meet weekly. Guest musicians give master classes and the groups guides trains the teens.

The new group we announced last time also continues to meet weekly. It had a small public performance at the opening of a cafe in the center of Jerusalem and it continues to practice at the Felm Center.

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Mar 6, 2018

Hartman and Sts. Tarkmanchatz Schools

Opening
Opening

4.2.18

Around 50 students and teachers, from Hartman High School and Sts. Tarkmanchatz Armenian Christian High School, gathered on a Sunday morning in the Hartman's prayer and study hall. They all came voluntarily, in a day free of studies.

They were greeted by Shaul the principal who introduced the school briefly. A religious school that is liberal and open, with some 360 students study there for six years. He expressed his joy for the fact we were able to realize the encounter despite all the logistical difficulties and wished all participants a lot of success.

Dorit, the social coordinator, introduced the participating teachers and led an introduction exercise of meeting clock. Every student was asked to set up a meeting for every hour of the clock, with someone from the other school. Then the students held the meeting, in pairs or small groups, with each meeting starting with a guiding question.

Then the Hartman students guided the Armenian students, in small groups, in a tour through their school. After the tour they had a joint pizza meal.

Following the meal, the students turned for joint basketball and soccer games. After some two and a half hours of connecting with each other in great atmosphere, the two groups fare welled with wishes for a near next encounter.

Conversations
Conversations
Lunch
Lunch
Sport
Sport

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Mar 5, 2018

New group: Jenin-Jezreel Valley Interfaith Encoune

Approaching
Approaching

24.10.17

On Tuesday 24.10.17 we met in Kibbutz Beit Hashita 11 people – Jews and Muslims from the Jezreel Valley and Muslims from the Jenin area. The underlying agreement was to focus on building the neighbors' relations between the communities and avoid discussing the desired political solution.

The meeting was great – both in terms of the pleasant atmosphere and in the practical approach. We talked about several potential joint groups: group of interfaith encounter, women's group, group of young adults, and groups focusing on joint interests – such as technology, agriculture and art.

We agreed to meet again in a few weeks and work on forming teams that will coordinate a few of the groups. We will aspire to meet once in an Israeli place and once in a Palestinian place, provided that we will succeed in getting the necessary permits and that we find places to meet that will not put the participants in danger.

 

22.1.18

On a Monday noon we gathered, 15 participants from Jenin, Nablus and Jezreel Valley, in the entrance hall of Idan Technology – educational center near the Gevasol factory, which allows children and adults to directly experience industrial environment as it is.

We started with a tour around the place – the production halls, the research and development center and the workshop rooms. People who participate in those workshops learn to plan themselves the technological solutions they need and actually produce them!

Then we had an inspiring conversation with Gideon Yadin, the owner of the Gevasol complex and the formulator of Idan technology. Gideon told us about his way from the pen of Kibbutz Geva, through the development of a chain of factories in Europe, to his return to the Israel and the formation of the factories and the educational center here.

After we ended the visit and meeting we went to the club of Kibbutz Beit Hashita, where we ate lunch together and spent time in getting to know each other better.

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Visit starts

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