It has been a whirlwind few weeks as we prepare for the arrival of our Jerusalem International Fellows. They will arrive in Jerusalem on March 8 from Brazil, India, Mexico and the U.S. We have found a beautiful house for them in Musrara, in a fascinating neighborhood on the seam between East and West Jerusalem.
Orientation week is just about finalized, thanks to the advice of our Host Organization leaders, James Snyder and our fantastic Program Manager Elana Ben-Haim. The Fellows’ days will be packed with visits to a plentiful variety of places, representing a wide spectrum of perspectives, led by extraordinary guides. We will be posting photos and videos and writing here on the blog. Thanks to our wonderful Social Media Manager Nermeen Shweiki, we will also be on Instagram@jerusaleminternationalfellows. Please FOLLOW US!!
In the middle of Orientation week – Sunday, March 13th at 7 pm we will hold our Launch/Meet the Fellows event at the beautiful new cultural space FEEL BEIT in Abu Tor. If you happen to be in Israel at that time PLEASE join us. You can RSVP here.
Our deep thanks to the Schusterman Family Foundation for finishing funds, helping us to insure that every element of the Residency is taken care of.
Finally, thanks to all of you who have contributed SO generously to make this program a reality. We truly would not be here without you.
With warm regards and deep appreciation,