Shtulman Goes to Israel Feb 2017

Day Four

David Shtulman
​February 10, 2017
Trip to Israel

We visited the JDC National Training Center for Youth at Risk in Ramat Gan. The goals of this department of JDC are to build the capacity of local agencies, develop volunteer leadership and introduce innovative solutions to the challeng…

Day Three

David Shtulman
Trip to Israel

We left early this morning for the Negev.  We were hosted by the Inter-Agency Task Force on Israeli-Arab Issues at the Bedouin village of Laqia.  There has been controversy in recent years, and again in recent weeks over land ownership between Israel and c…

Day Two

David Shtulman
​Trip to Israel

Today’s theme is The Long Path Towards Tolerance, Pluralism, Mutual Dependence, Equity and Equality.  The day itself is even longer than the title.

Our first stop of the day was the Hand in Hand School in Jerusalem.  This was of special interest t…

Day One

David Shtulman
​Trip to Israel

Our first full day in Israel focused on “Tensions and Creativity Between Religions and Between Jews.”  Unfortunately, President Reuven Rivlin was unable to meet with us but our day was no shorter or less interesting as a result.  Our first session b…

Arrival Day

David Shtulman
Trip to Israel

After a very long day of travel, I arrived in Israel at 4:30 this afternoon and arrived at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem at 6:15, just minutes prior to our opening cocktail reception.  The sun was setting on a clear day with a temperature of 65 degrees.…