Deliberation Pilot Programs: Chicago & Philadelphia
Do you want to explore how you can respond ethically and effectively to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Would you like to read about a broad range of perspectives on this issue and discuss them with people who hold diverse views? Do you wish you had a place to seek answers to difficult questions? Are you interested in having engaging, honest conversations, in a supportive, non-adversarial environment?
Please join us this summer for a multi-session deliberation pilot program!
What: This program will bring together small, diverse groups of Jews to talk about the question: "How can I as a Jew in the United States respond ethically and effectively to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?" You will read and discuss a draft of the Jewish Dialogue Group's new Guidebook for Deliberation about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. A description of the guidebook is below.
During the workshops, you will:
Read below to learn more about what you can gain through participating.
Who: Jews of all perspectives and backgrounds are welcome. Whether you have studied these issues extensively or you are just beginning to explore them, you may find this program helpful and rewarding.
Where: We will hold programs in Chicago and Philadelphia. Exact locations to be determined.
When: Five evening sessions in the summer of 2012. Exact dates and times will depend on the schedules of those interested. If enough participants desire further discussion after the fifth meeting, additional sessions may be scheduled.
Cost: Sliding scale fee of $18 to $72 for the series. Scholarships are available. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Apply to Participate: Space is very limited! If you would like to participate, please apply by Wednesday, June 6:
Questions? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-266-1218.
More Information about the Program
What You Will Gain: We hope that this experience will leave you with
Commitments: We will ask all participants to agree to
About the Guidebook: The Jewish Dialogue Group's new Guidebook for Deliberation lays out four alternative responses to the question, "How can Jews in the United States respond ethically and effectively to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?" The four responses reflect a full range of ideas and concerns from across the political spectrum.
Each chapter includes several sections. The four chapters:
We have completed a preliminary draft, and we are currently testing, refining, and expanding it. We expect to publish the first edition of the guide in late 2012. Read more about the guidebook.