Our partners at Rabbis for Human Rights got in touch to write a little something about Achvat Amim!
Check it out at their page here!
Here are some excerpts:
Rabbis for Human Rights is pleased to be partnering with Achvat Amim (“Solidarity of Nations”), an exciting new 5 month long volunteer program for young adults in Jerusalem based on the Jewish values of “tzedek” (justice), “shalom” (peace), “tikkun olam” (repairing the world) and “achvat amim” (solidarity of nations).
Achvat Amim offers young adults the chance to live in Jerusalem while volunteering and learning about human rights, Judaism and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based on the core value of self-determination for all peoples, the program directly engages with the reality of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict while offering a framework for meaningful volunteer work and practical skills development with leading educational, community, and human rights organizations.
Program Director and co-founder, Daniel Roth on his hopes for the participants of Achvat Amim- Solidarity of Nations:
“I hope that Solidarity of Nations – Achvat Amim participants have positive life-changing experiences as individuals and a meaningful collective journey. I hope that we will actively connect our exploration of Jewish tradition, history and values with our vision and strategy for making a better world. I hope that our participants are connected to the struggle for justice and peace here and that they incorporate the value of self-determination for all peoples into their lives.”
Participant David Sklar of Montreal, Canada:
“Since arriving, I have never stopped learning to think critically about Israel and the conflict.
Every day, whether it is at the school, Hand in Hand, on trips throughout the region, or having meaningful conversation at home with our program leaders, I have always felt respected for my sharing my beliefs. I knew I chose a challenging program but I never thought it would reward me up to a life-fulfilling journey.”
Read the rest at Rabbis for Human Rights' page
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