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Gesher: Building Bridges Fellowship

February 8, 2023 @ 8:00 pm April 24, 2024 @ 9:30 pm

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Applications due by Wednesday, January 24 at 12:00 pm (noon).

The course will begin on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 8:00 pm. Fellowship meetings will be weekly on Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

What is Gesher?

Since October 7th, we’ve felt many things—grief, mourning, anger, fear, confusion. One thing has been missing: dialogue. Gesher: Building Bridges is a new Tufts Hillel initiative aimed at bridging the divides within the Jewish community.

Gesher fellows will study diverse perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through a focus on seeing the other and building bridges, particularly amid the ongoing war. We will delve into important themes, including identity, diaspora, humanization, and challenging hate. This is a student-led fellowship designed for all students—Jewish and allies alike—committed to shared learning, open to new experiences, and respectful toward diverse voices. 

As a fellows you will have the opportunity to explore your own views in a challenging, tolerant, and respectful environment. The fellowship will feature a highly subsidized trip over Patriots’ Day Weekend to hear insightful speakers and come together in pursuit of collective healing.

Dates and logistical details:

Weekly seminars over 10 weeks beginning 2/7/24

Wednesdays at 8:00pm.

Immersive travel experience over over Patriots’ Day Weekend

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