March 20th 2015
Attended in the encounter: Fawda, Manal, Iftekhar, Shani, Ayala, Raz, Adi, Shani and Yael (total of 9 young women).
This second encounter of the group was planned for acquaintance and coordination of expectations. We had indeed language gaps (the women of East Jerusalem were not fluent in Hebrew and the women from West Jerusalem were not fluent in Arabic) and we found original ways to overcome them.
Through photos, pantomime and songs we downloaded from our cellphones – we managed to get to know each other. We spoke about engagement, marriage, children and also a bit about death and sickness (which are also part of life).
The atmosphere was very good and humor and laughter we integral part of the encounter.
April 15th 2015
The third encounter took place in the Swedish Theological Institute on the early afternoon of Wednesday, April 15th. Attended – Yael, Ayala, Meital, Fadwa, Salam and Amal (6 women).
Since we had new participants – each one shared about herself, her family and her activities, and answered follow-up questions.
The encounter was held in a very good atmosphere and was accompanied by light lunch.
One of the Jewish participants (Meital) who is fluent in Arabic helped with translations.
But when we wanted to turn to the literary text, we discovered that our time has passed and scheduled the next encounter.