Hybrid Youth Encounters

When Covid curtailed in-person programming, Givat Haviva developed a virtual format for youth encounters. While these reduced costs and logistics, making the encounters more accessible, the in person, face to face meetings between the Jewish and Arab youth have an immediacy and emotional impact that should be preserved whenever possible. To combine the advantages of both approaches, Givat Haviva is launching a hybrid youth encounter program, in which the initial meetings occur online, and the program culminates in an on-site encounter at the Givat Haviva campus.