A permanent office in Jerusalem is a dream come true to help us better serve our current participants and alumni in the region.
Extensive feedback and years of experience tell us that when our participants return to their home communities, they need support. Having an office will allow us to convene regular home group meetings, and alumni gatherings and events. It will also enable us to provide on-site support to our Home Group Leaders, develop partnerships with other organizations, and build our reputation in the region. This summer we worked with the Jewish Studies Department at the University of Colorado, Boulder, which placed two students in our Jerusalem office for their summer internships.
Building Bridges East has already launched the 2013-2014 MUES Follow-up program, including an alumni mentorship program, and hosted one of our major donors!
Read Middle East Program Director Rawan Zaitoun’s blog post about what this means to her.