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Program Overview

Extend introduces you to today’s leading human rights, civil society, and political actors in Israel-Palestine. On our one, three, or five-day programs, you will spend time in Israel, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank, broadening your understanding of the Israeli and Palestinian past, present, and future. Our programs emphasize both the range and nuance of the region’s history, as well as visions for a shared future. Our key partners include leading organizations working to end the occupation and create a future of mutual freedom for Palestinians and Israelis. We have partnerships with communities across Israel-Palestine, including Haifa, Jaffa, the Gaza border, the South Hebron Hills, Hebron, Khan al-Ahmar, Bethlehem, Ramallah, and Jerusalem.

Who We Work With

Extend offers programs for Jewish leaders, students, families, and synagogues. We are here to guide you through the human rights realities on the ground and the challenging conversations about Israel-Palestine in the American Jewish community. Extend has facilitated programs for leading rabbis in the Union for Reform Judaism, Hillel staff, private foundations, Hebrew Union College, BINA: The Jewish Movement for Social Change, students from the Jewish Theological Seminary, Young Judaea Year Course, Pardes, the Conservative Yeshiva, Nativ, The Secular Yeshiva, Migdal HaTorah, the Hartman Institute, and the Dorot Fellowship, as well as yeshiva students from Modern Orthodox institutions such as Yeshivat Orayta, Yeshivat Ma’alei Gilboa, Midreshet Lindenbaum, and Nishmat. Reach out today to schedule your time with Extend.

Featured Extend Programs


The West Bank: Occupation 101

Palestinians in the West Bank live under Israeli military law, without due process, freedom of movement, or the right to vote or protest. Extend programs highlight Palestinians and Israelis across civil society, academia, the arts, business, and diplomacy working to end the occupation and advocate for human rights. Our programs lend particular emphasis to leaders in the Palestinian movement for transformative, nonviolent civil disobedience, including internationally recognized activists such as Iyad Burnat (5 Broken Cameras) and Issa Amro (UN Human Rights Defender of the Year).

Israeli Democracy

Extend programs highlight the struggle for democracy in Israel against the rise of the far-right. Our programs include conversation with academics, journalists, and politicians. Extend’s partnerships emphasize initiatives to strengthen democratic norms and civil rights within Israel and end the occupation of the Palestinian territories, such as Breaking the Silence, B’Tselem, Peace Now, Standing Together, Rabbis for Human Rights, Haaretz, and +972.

Jerusalem: West & East

Jerusalem is a city at once shared and divided, with two-thirds of its population Jewish-Israeli and one-third Palestinian. Extend introduces participants to history, culture, and politics in both Jewish West Jerusalem and Palestinian East Jerusalem. A significant focus is the legal inequities between the two communities. Palestinians in Jerusalem are permanent residents of Israel, but not citizens. Extend programs highlight inequities in housing, education, policing, and civil rights that follow from these different legal statuses.

Palestinian Citizens of Israel

More than one in five Israeli citizens are Palestinian. Often referred to as ‘Israeli Arabs,’ Palestinian citizens of Israel have reshaped Israel’s political and cultural landscape through a decades-long struggle for communal self-determination and civil rights. Extend programs include in-depth conversation with Palestinian citizens of Israel in politics, activism, media, and the arts about both political challenges and cultural identity.

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