SUPPORT A YOUNG PERSON IN GOING TO ISRAEL
“It was a once–in–a–lifetime opportunity to see Israel as I had never seen it before, to meet the best that Israeli society has to offer, and to wrestle with how each and every one of us might make our own contribution to the legacy of peace, justice and human rights which we all believe is Israel’s ultimate destiny.” Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben
Among our programs, perhaps most central to this mission is the annual Israel Study Tour–what we have called, for the past 25 years, our Israel Symposium.
Funds have been established — in the names of two former leaders of Partners — dedicated to supporting scholarships for people to join us on the Symposium. We ask you to contribute to the Harold M Shapiro Memorial Fund and/or the Theodore Bikel Fund for Peace and Justice.
The Harold M Shapiro Fund honors our founding chairman Harold Shapiro (1927–2017) and promotes his vision of a just and peaceful Israel. Through his leadership, scholarship, and philanthropy, Harold dedicated his life, working for peace, justice, equality, and human rights in Israel and advocating for a two–state solution. The Shapiro Fund’s immediate focus is to sponsor Rabbis and young people to participate in Partners’ annual Israel Symposium, a program that was particularly dear to Harold.
The Theodore Bikel Fund for Peace and Justice honors and promotes Bikel’s many values that he struggled for throughout his life: human rights and social justice, dignity and peace for Israel, its neighbors and the world. The Fund provides an opportunity for young people to engage with his legacy of social activism. Like Theo, these young people will understand Israel – its complexities and challenges–through personal engagement during the Symposium week, throwing themselves into intensive learning situations in both Israel and Palestine.
Please take this opportunity to contribute to these funds and sponsor worthy individuals to participate in our Symposium. Your tax-deductible gift of $50, $100, $500, $1,000 or more to these funds will provide a unique and life-long experience to young progressive leaders.
Make your contribution online at www.progressiveisrael.org/support
We greatly appreciate your generosity.
“This was a fabulous trip. The depth and range of the presentations left us so much better informed than almost any non-Israeli not totally immersed in Israeli politics and society. I am really grateful.” David Rush