SIPP Program Sunday: Stories From EMIS

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.

Time:

Dec  2, 2018, 2:00-3:30 pm

Place:

Meadows Branch
Boulder Public Library
4800 Baseline Road
Parking accessible from Mohawk Dr.

Event sponsored by: Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects

Speakers:

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.”

About Sid Fox

Sid Fox renewed his interest and study from his Hebrew School days (where he was inspired by Deborah Pessin's insightful series 'The Story of the Jewish People') when he read James Michener's "The Source". Sid eventually taught a two semester Sunday class for adults at their home when their children were at Sunday School. It was based on 15 years study of the Bible, the three hundred years of modern research and Biblical Archaeology areas he continued to pursue as he branched out to Shakespeare, the Classics and other interests.

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