SIPP (Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects) is sponsoring an event with three graduates of the innovative Eastern Mediterranean International School (EMIS) in Tel Aviv about their transformative experiences living and learning together in peace. Three people from three countries sharing their experience in a high school where Israelis and Palestinians live together. EMIS is the first public international high school in Israel. Its Mission: To make education a force for peace and sustainability in the Middle East. Its Student body: 20% Israelis, 20% Palestinians and 60% international students from 40 countries.
Dec 2, 2018, 2:00-3:30 pm
Boulder Public Library
4800 Baseline Road
Parking accessible from Mohawk Dr.
Event sponsored by: Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects
Ofek Hod – Israel, Class of 2018
Ofek comes from Kiryat Shmona in the north of Israel. Currently, he is in a gap year program organized by the Jewish Agency before starting his mandatory military service. He lives in Denver and helps local Jews to learn about Israel and Judaism.
Giang Pham – Vietnam, Class of 2018
Giang was attracted to EMIS by the entrepreneurial atmosphere in Israel. She is currently enrolled in the Colorado College in Colorado Springs where she studies business & marketing.
Beniamin Strzelecki – Poland, Class of 2018
Beniamin is passionate about environment and education. Currently, he is enrolled in the Watson Institute in Boulder where he is developing his venture – a gap year program for high school graduates in Poland.
“Our backgrounds, passions and goals differ but living at EMIS is something that united us and transformed our lives.”