Bringing together today's youth who grow up in isolated school school systems, is critical to building a shared future in Israel.
Gesher's multi-day Encounter Seminars shatter stereotypes, create channelsof communication and inspire mutual responsibilty and activism in today's youth.
Highschoolers from secular and religious schools come together for intensive 3-day transformational seminars that focus on critical issues of Jewish and Israeli identity, democracy and pluralism in a Jewish state.
- Breaks down barriers between secular and religious youth
- Facilitates effective communication
- Increases mutual understanding
- Assists students define and express their Jewish-Israeli identity.
"We continue these seminars because it is a relatively short workshop that changes the attitudes and viewpoints of students and provides sustainability for the years to come." ~Nahariya School Teacher
*Gesher Encounter Seminars are funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey.