Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa

by Sadaka-Reut Arab Jewish Youth Partnership
Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa
Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa
Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa
Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa
Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa
Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa
Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa
Support Palestinian& Jewish Youth Leaders in Jaffa

Project Report | Feb 11, 2019
Mixed cities, shared challenges

By Lee Aldar | Resource Development Coordinator

Participants during their seminar in Haifa
Participants during their seminar in Haifa

The last few months at Sadaka-Reut have been full of activities, with the Community in Action group participating in a tour in Lod, an overnight seminar in Haifa, and joining other SR participants, alumni, and staff at our annual conference in Jaffa.

After learning more about Jaffa as a mixed city and beginning to explore questions of shared spaces and the political implications of the coexistence narrative, participants made their way to the city of Lod – another city that is home to both Arab-Palestinian and Jewish populations. There, they met with a local activist, visited a local community center and continued to grapple with questions connected to the idea of living together in a divided reality and deep-rooted inequalities.

This process was continued during an overnight seminar in Acre and Haifa, where participants met with local educators and activists to get a better idea of the city's politics in the past and present. For a Palestinian participant, this experience was eye-opening: "I was not aware of the severe oppression of Palestinians in Acre, and that there is a strategy of trying to increase Jewish presence there at the expense of Palestinians". One of the Jewish participants wrote: "When I meet individuals working towards such important causes it brings me hope and a belief in social-political struggle that I'm not sure I would have without the opportunity to meet such inspiring activists"

In December, Sadaka-Reut staff, alumni, and friends gathered for a community conference at al-Saraya theatre in Jaffa. The conference agenda included a panel with speakers representing diverse professions and groups in society who spoke based on their personal and professional experience about bridging the gap between the polarizing reality that surrounds us and the individuals within our community trying to advocate for change as well as implement it in their own lives. We concluded with two inspiring performances that left attendees thankful for the sense of community this gathering was intending to and able to provide.

We would like to thank everyone who was there with us, both in person and in spirit!

Conference attendees watching the panel
Conference attendees watching the panel
Sadaka-Reut staff at the conference in Jaffa
Sadaka-Reut staff at the conference in Jaffa
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Sadaka-Reut Arab Jewish Youth Partnership

Location: Ramle, Israel - Israel
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Rafi Barkan Bocarsly
Tel Aviv-Jaffa , Tel Aviv-Jaffa Israel

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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