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THE GIMPRICH FAMILY FOUNDATION

Unique Journey for High School Students

Instead of “just another journey” to Masada, we take high school students on a unique journey to an Arab village, Jewish settlement, Haredi community, etc., where they spend several days and meet the local residents at eye level.

In an attempt to make schools’ annual trips and social involvement more significant, we believe that an in-depth encounter with others in their world can promote a tolerant, shared and respectful society. Common practices that existed in the past, and some which exist to this day, of one-time discussions on topics of personal views between participants of diverse identities – does not promote tolerance and sometimes even sharpens positions of alienation and polarization. It takes an extended period of time, on several levels, to get to know the other, quietly, during personal meetings, and without trying to change each other or feel intimidated by their feelings.

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