Perspectives

Perspectives – Summer 2018!

Perspectives is Berkeley Hillel’s educational trip to Israel and Palestine. The purpose of this trip will be to educate Jewish and non-Jewish Cal undergraduates about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; shining an intentional light on the complexities and nuances, in an immersive and experiential fashion.

Some things you might see, learn, and do:

  • Explore the multi-ethnic, religious, and national diversity of the Old City of Jerusalem
  • Visit Ramallah, the current capital of the Palestinian authority, and hear from Palestinian leaders and locals.
  • Discover how conflict affects environmental concerns in the Dead Sea Valley.
  • Walk the streets of Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, for a Palestinian and Israeli perspective on this old & new city
  • Hear multiple narratives from a wide variety of speakers and guests, including religious, secular, Druze, Christian, Jewish-Israeli, Palestinian, and Muslim voices.
  • Tour the separation barrier/security wall that divides Israel and the West Bank.
  • Enjoy delicious cuisine, hike in the beautiful desert, and build community with a diverse group of fellow Cal students.
  • Tentative dates are May 23-June 3.
  • Click here to see last year’s itinerary.

The trip takes place at the beginning of summer and is heavily subsidized requiring a $250 deposit which includes flights, hotels, travel throughout the trip and 2 meals a day.  Space is limited!

Application is below: