Jerusalem Peacebuilders' (JPB) work among Israelis, Palestinians and Americans has now reached the tipping-point. After six challenging years, the demand for JPB's interfaith peace and leadership programming has taken on a momentum that is exceeding all expectations.
"JPB boosted my confidence in tomorrow's future...Without a doubt, I would - in a heartbe
at - participate in another program," recently wrote one Jerusalemite. In July 2011, our first peace-camp began with eleven teens. This summer, three JPB youth institutes will impact over 100 families, and this fall, JPB educators will work with young leaders in now 13 Jerusalem, Nazareth, Tel Aviv and Houston schools.
All this is because of you. Last year, you generously invested your support in two break-through initiatives: the launching of new summer programs in the United States and the placing of a JPB educator to teach in Jerusalem. Thank you! Both initiatives catapulted JPB forward to the tipping-point of opportunity, enthusiasm and strategic partnerships.
In 2017, Jerusalem Peacebuilders will pursue its mission with a lean budget of $385,000 that includes:
- Operating three Summer Youth Institutes in Connecticut, Texas and Vermont ($180,000)
- Expanding our School Initiatives in Jerusalem, the Galilee, and the United States ($100,000)
- Launching Adult Peacebuilders programs in Jerusalem and New England ($50,000)
- Developing Educational Travel Opportunities for adults and teens ($20,000)
- Improving Program Curriculum and Design ($15,000)
JPB is committed to advancing peace and reconciliation among Jews, Christians and Muslims in the United States and the Holy Land.
Please stand with us against violenc
e and hate, and help us to build the capacity necessary for systemic change.
A gift of $2,500 will provide a summer scholarship for a young Israeli or Palestinian leader; a gift of $1,500 will sponsor an American participant; and a gift of $500 will underwrite three meals a day for one teen for an entire summer program.
Help us transform today's emerging leaders by sponsoring a
May God bless you,
(The Rev. Canon) Nicholas Porter and Stuart Kensinger
Co-Founders, Jerusalem Peacebuilders