IAUJC to hold Zoom program “Building Bridges” on Oct. 31

Ithaca Area United Jewish Community will host a Zoom presentation, “Building Bridges and Making Peace – The Story of a Unique High School in Israel,” about the Givat Haviva International School in Israel on Sunday, October 31, at 1 pm. The event will include a discussion by Ithacan Noemi Kraut, who has been involved in the school since its inception; Nurit Gery, the director; and several current and graduated students. A question-and-answer session will be included. RSVP to marjorie@iaujc.org for the Zoom link.

“This amazing school is fostering peace by teaching young adults to live and learn together,” said organizers of the event. “Givat Haviva International School seeks to transform the Middle East and beyond by developing a powerful network of leaders who will work together to achieve a shared society and a sustainable, just future. The school is presently made up of 150 students from 24 countries around the world. There are approximately 25 percent Israeli Jews, 25 percent Israeli Arabs and 50 percent international students of all religions and ethnic groups. Among the many attendees are two South Sudanese students from different tribes and a student from Kosovo.”

The Ithaca Area United Jewish Community is an advocate for local Jewish organizations, as well as for the needs of Jews in Israel and other countries around the world.