Inter-Religious Dialogue Workshops

Tzav Pius Encounters on the Field Facilitated by Iddo Diamant‏, Director of the soccer program. Tzav Puis aims to change Israeli reality by creating frameworks for joint living by promoting basic values such as mutual respect, tolerance, and understanding, in order to create a unified Israeli society, with a glorious past and promising future. The method for this workshop was taken from the larger soccer curriculum, which promotes tolerance, while becoming deeply acquainted with the “other.” Using soccer as a metaphor and means towards advancing dialogue, the workshop comprised two stages: Introductions: each participant introduced themselves, while selecting a position on the field that represents them and explaining their choice (defense, coach, goalie, etc.). The group was given 40 cards, […]

Encounters on the Field

Plugta Fight Club: Who’s Afraid of Disputes? Facilitated by Daniel Kandler, Director. Plugta is a social initiative founded by ultra-Orthodox Jews who wanted to encourage their fellow Israelis to take joint responsibility over our national destiny, as a nation and country. Plugta believes as the first point of contact, disputes offer the opportunity to meet, connect, and even argue. Plugta conducts various learning and dialogue opportunities, inviting the public to talk, disagree, and jointly figure out the disputes that affect our destiny as a nation and country. The workshop examined the power and potential of disputes, and how disagreements can be leveraged to create closeness.

?Fight Club: Who’s Afraid of Disputes

Gesher Jewish and Israeli Identities Facilitated by Adaf Adler, Education Director. Gesher works to promote joint living among the different sectors in Israel, creating a joint future for Israeli society and the Jewish people. The workshop focused on the complexity of defining Jewish identity and Israeli identity. Using coordinates to map out their sense of belonging, participants explored the different aspects of establishing their identities. Using the Duplo Method, participants examined both identities, highlighting the complexity between Judaism and Israeliness.

Jewish and Israeli Identities