Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago has the following plans for 9 Adar: Students who have been studying the Rodef Shalom curriculum will paint ceiling tiles illustrating various texts about constructive conflict. They will also present drashot on those texts to students in other grades. We are also planning an interactive group activity to Continue Reading »
Curator’s Tour & Conversation for 9 Adar: Jewish Day of Constructive Conflict Sunday, February 9, 3pm 9 Adar is a new initiative of the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution with a vision to inspire more mindful and constructive engagement across religious and political divides. We’ll explore this approach in relation to the legacy Continue Reading »
“You work with Bedouins?!”, he asked, in a question that was noticeably more of a statement. I could sense that the man was growing increasingly agitated as I described my work to him. I explained that as part of my year as a Jewish Service Corps Fellow with the Joint Distribution Committee’s employment initiative in Continue Reading »
Check out these school-based activities from the Association for Conflict Resolution’s Conflict Resolution Day (October 17) for your own school conflicts: Lessons and Activities: Peaceful Schools Build Peaceful Communities Mediation Activity Book
Check out two tasty dessert recipes created specially for 9 Adar from David Berman, Catering Manager at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.
5 minute Documentary film asking Israelis and Palestinians ONE WISH that would come true by the end of the day. Video was filmed in one day in Jerusalem. Our films highlight our shared humanity and are intended to be used as educational tools to open avenues for constructive conversations among individuals and peoples in conflict. Continue Reading »
Encounter is pleased to offer you the opportunity to invite Encounter trained facilitators to lead constructive conversations on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in your community. Encounter will support this day by offering our trained facilitators and our unique communication model to you and your community so we can host as many constructive conversations as possible throughout Continue Reading »
“Disagreement is destructive when a community of readers believes that if their reading of text A is true, then any other reading is necessarily false…” writes Professor Peter Ochs from University of Virginia. “If readers share the plain sense of the text but disagree about how its lived meaning will be clarified and defined in Continue Reading »
“As we commemorate the 9th of Adar we need to recognize the centrality of peace to the collective mission of the Jewish people in the world.” Read Alick Isaacs article on Finding a Uniquely Jewish Path to Peace. Dr. Alick Isaacs is author of “A Prophetic Peace: Judaism Religion and Politics” (Indiana University Press 2011) Continue Reading »
Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, the Executive Director of the Yitzhak Rabin Hillel Center for Jewish Life at UCLA, discusses a number of sources that instruct us in the mitzvah and process of conflict resolution.