"The next time you plan a trip to the Holy Land, I would like to introduce you to some of the top religious peacemakers- Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Druze-- in the Galilee, Jerusalem, West Bank and Negev
Check our work for interfaith peacebuilding…"
IFPB fosters a network of informed and active individuals who understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the US role in it. To nurture such a network, we lead delegations to Israel/Palestine and support efforts to educate others upon return.
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I'm a passionate Middle East peace activist/bridge builder. I a practicing Orthodox Jew, married with one child. I am the director of the Jerusalem Peacemakers, a network of religious leaders and grassroots peacebuilders in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. We organize events such as:
- the Abrahamic Reunion, a group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Druze religious leaders working together to re-claim religion as a voice for peace
- the annual 'Jerusalem Hug' event that brings together hundreds of Israelis, Palestinians and internationals to pray for peace around the walls of the Old City
- monthly cross-border events bringing Palestinians from Hebron, Bethlehem and Ramallah together with Israelis at events in Israel and the West Bank
My title is "Rodef Shalom", or Jewish peacemaker,'pursuer of peace', I was ordained by Reb Zalman Schachter.
I organize unique tours to Israel and the West Bank to meet top religious and grassroots peacemakers
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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Israel, Palestine, Middle East
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Jerusalem, Israel, Palestine, Holy Land
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Director, Jerusalem Peacemakers, studying for tour guide license
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Working closely with top Jewish and Muslim religious leaders to bring religiously based solutions to the Israel-Palestine solution.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
My work with Palestinian Sufis is written about in the book "At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: A Jew's Search for God with the Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land" by Yossi Klein Halevi
We are mentioned in many books, magazines, websites, featuring the work of religious peacemakers. See more at our website: www.jerusalempeacemakers.org
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