Encounter is a non-partisan educa­tional orga­ni­za­tion culti­vating informed and construc­tive Jewish lead­er­ship on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In the Middle East, Encounter’s flag­ship program has given Jewish leaders the opportunity to witness Palestinian life firsthand and gain a more nuanced, informed under­standing of the conflict. In North America, Encounter lever­ages the impact of our Middle East program to empower our partic­i­pants to trans­form their own constituen­cies—from the Shabbat table to the pulpit and Capitol Hill, effectively reshaping Israel educa­tion, phil­an­thropy, and advocacy.