Real Life Jerusalem Heros
Dear Friends,

Michelangelo believed that inside of every block of marble was an angel waiting for a sculptor to set it free.  Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB) believes that inside each of us is a hero awaiting self-discovery, empowerment and purpose.

"I learned more in 14 days at the JPB leadership program than in the previous 14 years of my life," recently wrote one newly awakened hero.  Every year, JPB transforms emerging Israeli, Palestinian and American leaders into tomorrow's peacemakers.

Our intensive, interfaith approach changes how the Israeli-Palestinian-American conflict is addressed.  It connects participants' inner-knowledge, compassion and courage with group skills, peer relationships and experiences.  The co-created outcome is a family of real life heroes who are committed to each other and to peace.

Jerusalem Peacebuilders' 2016 budget is $300,000 and includes:
  • Operating Summer Programs now to involve Syrian Refugee teens ($100,000)
  • Launching an Adult Peacebuilders program in Brattleboro ($50,000)
  • Expanding our School Initiatives in Jerusalem and the United States ($60,000)
  • Developing Educational Travel Opportunities for adults and teens ($35,000)
  • Improving program design and site facilities ($40,000)
During July and August, our intensive, co-ed, residential programs will equip over 75 adults and teens to discover within themselves the vision, character and qualities needed to lead their societies toward inclusive interfaith citizenship and democracy.
But we need you and other Michelangelos to join us. Because of international airfares, JPB's program costs are $3,000 per participant. Give the gift of leadership by investing in JPB's pioneering work. Be a sculptor, recognize angels, open the way to self-discovery and purpose, and you will empower real-life peace-heroes.
Donation cheques should be payable to Jerusalem Peacebuilders, and sent to 3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 301, Houston, TX 77056. Online giving is also possible by going to Jerusalem Peacebuilders is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible (EIN 45-2233148).

Help us transform today's emerging leaders into tomorrow's peacemakers.

Peace, Shalom, Salaam,

(The Rev. Canon) Nicholas Porter and Stuart Kensinger
Co-Founders, Jerusalem Peacebuilders
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2015 Financial overview

Income and expense summary:

Income in 2015 totaled $251,792. The majority of this came from private individuals and family foundations. A growing percentage comes from participant fees, speaking honorariums and other earned income. Expenses in 2015 totaled $188,447. The largest expenditures involved Residential Youth Programming. Significantly, the Legal Formation Costs represent a capital investment in the organization's the 501(c)3 status and structure. The Initiatives' Reserves were created to fund the strategic implementation of our expanded 2016 operations and budget.
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JPB Leads pilgrimage to the Holy Land
After Easter, JPB Executive Director, Nicholas Porter, led a pilgrimage for the Order of St. John to Jerusalem ( ).   Together with visiting Jerusalem's holy sites, the delegation spent a day with the staff at the St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem, journeyed  to the St. John Eye Clinic in Hebron and participated in a mobile outreach clinic in the West Bank. Its schedule also included visiting St. George's Cathedral and College and meeting with JPB Program Coordinator Jack Karn and JPB stars Nadia Abu Ata and Jiries Elias.
Pilgrims visiting and speaking with doctors at St. John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem
Exploring the Dome of the Rock
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JPB Program Coordinator returns from Jerusalem
Practicing effective communication 
skills  with YMCA teens
On May 5, JPB Program Coordinator, Jack Karn, returned home after a four-month visit to the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, Jack continued to hone his ministry and talents of being a peacebuilder, teacher, guide, and mentor for youth participating in JPB's two programs. His work involved our Jerusalem YMCA program, supporting field trips to the Negev Desert and Golan Heights, organizing community events, and leading workshops on identity and conflict. As part of our new Jerusalem Schools Initiative, Jack led the instruction of a successful leadership program at the Sts. Tarkmenchatz Armenian School in the Old City.
Class photo with Armenian teens after completing the leadership course
This ten session course covered interfaith understanding, morality, dignity and conflict resolution. Along with his work with these two programs, Jack developed a growing network of connections and partnerships with organizations like the Interfaith Encounter Association (IEA), Arava Institute for Environmental Studies (AIES), Combatants for Peace (CfP), EcoPeace, and The Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange & Study (YES) Program . Joining the St. George's Cathedral and College community, he attended weekly services.  Now back in Vermont, Jack is focusing on the organizing and preparing for the exciting summer programs that lay ahead.
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The Greatest Investment is Peace

Donation checks should be payable to 
"Jerusalem Peacebuilders" 
and sent to:
Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB)
3300 Chimney Rock, Suite 301
Houston, TX 77056 USA
Easy Online Giving

Jerusalem Peacebuilders is a tax-exempt organization per Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is further classified as a public charity. Donations may be made directly to Jerusalem Peacebuilders and deducted under Section 170 of the Code. Jerusalem Peacebuilders' federal tax identification number (EIN) is 45-2233148

Thank you for supporting the 
pioneering work of peace

Because the Future of Jerusalem is the Future of the World
JPB wishes to acknowledge and thank all our donors, 
whose generous support made our work possible in 2015
Because the Future of Jerusalem is the Future of the World
Because the Future of Jerusalem is the Future of the World
Because the Future of Jerusalem is the Future of the World
Because the Future of Jerusalem is the Future of the World
Because the Future of Jerusalem is the Future of the World