Exchange Our Knowledge
Personally Designed Programming
with Israeli and Palestinian Educators
The “Exchanging our Knowledge” Projects offer stability for individuals whose livelihoods were effected by the conflict in Israel and Palestine. It enables tour guides, peace-builders, story-tellers and educators to earn a living, and build new skills through global connection. The project fosters solidarity between Palestinians and Israelis, and strengthens our community of peace-builders, through education and creative collaboration.
Programs are designed for groups of family, friends and community, and are available to groups of all sizes. Please reach out to us if you are interested in hosting a program for your community!
Project 1: Educator-Guides Conversation & Virtual Tour
Presented by two Educators/Tour guides - one Palestinian and one Jewish Israeli. This signature program discusses the current situation, shares personal stories, explores and explains key events/sites, and ultimately provides hope for the future. Participants gain a better understanding of reality on the ground and have the opportunity to expand and explore discourse in their communities.
Duration: 60-90 min
Suggested Donation: $500
Project 2: Family Chat
Meet an Israeli and/or Palestinian “host family,” for a facilitated conversation with Q&A.. Participants introduce themselves, their family, daily life, and impressions on the current situation. This meaningful and intimate exchange fosters deeper connection in a moment when it can be difficult to see the personal through the slogans.
Duration: 45-75 min
Suggested Donation: $300
Project 3: Share a Meal
Learn how to cook a local Palestinian or Israeli family’s favorite dish. Blend hummus, prepare a classic salad, or flip the celebrated pot of maklube. Participants receive the recipe* beforehand and cook together with their host instructor over Zoom. Sharing a meal provides a basis for building community and humanizing “the other.”
Duration: 1.5-2 hours
Suggested Donation: $400
Project 4: Design a curriculum for your community!
The Tour guides and Educators of Israel and Palestine are uniquely skilled and talented. We would love to design an event or course that is personalized exactly for you and your community, or your students.
Are you interested in personal stories?
Would you like a virtual tour of Jerusalem or Hebron?
How about learning Arabic or Hebrew?
Any interest in a history lesson on the Ottoman Empire?
Curious about the significance of war and peace in Roman Mythology?
Together we can build a unique educational session for your community!
Duration: You decide!
Suggested Donation: $500-2,500 (depending on length and duration)
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