"Since 2014, JPB has given me a path that has literally sculpted my life. The Leadership Institute, together with the staff’s inspirational and hope-giving spirit, have brought me to where I am today, a site-engineer working on the one of the most important national projects in Tel Aviv. Thank you."
Dear Friends,
This is how Samih, a 23-year-old Palestinian Arab, describes his hopeful future. He is joined by hundreds of other JPB alumni like Kamar and Omri, who study to become doctors; Eman, who won national teaching awards, and Oren, who addressed the UN Security Council.
With your invaluable support, Jerusalem Peacebuilders (JPB) cultivates the forgiveness, liberation, and love of neighbor from the ground up, a growth process that fuels the flowering of citizen-leaders like these bright examples.
Passover, Easter, and Ramadan each invite humanity to renewal – to forgiveness, liberation, and wholeness. Yet the recent violence in Jerusalem, Israel and Palestine underscores how desperately renewal is needed. Fear, anger, and disappointment remain palpable; dangerous grievances linger unresolved; and reconciliation, peace, and security are elusive.

From where is deliverance to come? JPB believes that the path of peace does not run through politicians, nor will much-needed renewal fall from the sky. We believe that peace comes from the ground up, and we plan to operate seven interfaith summer programs for teachers, women, and youth that will directly impact 175 Israeli Jews, Palestinian Arabs, and Americans and indirectly affect thousands more.

  • Costs: $200,000 covers transportation, room, board, program, staffing and insurance for all seven institutes. Every participant contributes financially, but they – and we – need your support.  
In lands where hope’s power is priceless, our success requires not only inspirational staffing but you, our faithful and generous supporters. You can sponsor a citizen-leader by making a gift of $500 or $1,000 today, and help us to deliver the healing and change that will bring renewal.
Bless these brave Israelis, Palestinians and Americans with a path to peace! Join JPB in responding to Passover, Easter, and Ramadan’s invitation to fuel renewal from the ground up.

Peace, שלום ,سلام,
(The Rev. Canon) Nicholas and Dorothy Porter
Founding Directors

Please make your donation payable to Jerusalem Peacebuilders at 6221 Main Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA. Safe online giving is possible at www.jerusalempeacebuilders.org. To donate securities, contact bonnie@rb-accounting.com. JPB is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all donations are tax deductible (EIN 45-2233148).