Introducing the cohort: Meet Micah. “Through college I worked on building spaces for Jewish learning - both religious and cultural practice, as well as trying to foster inter-faith and non-faith centered spaces for students to wrestle with meaning and purpose.
Being a part of Achvat Amim, and living here in Jerusalem, is a continuation of my individual striving to find meaning and become a more authentic self. Achvat is also a space in which I have the chance to meet and work alongside people that are not interested in proving one’s correctness or deciding who has the perfect politics. This group is part of a movement of people who are interested in building a cooperative society, between Jews, Palestinians, Muslims, Christians, and secular folks and taking responsibility for ourselves to make this place closer to a land of real milk and honey.
What is truly important to me in relation to this work, is getting the chance to foster real relationships with both Israeli and Palestinian children, teenagers, and adults, to hear their stories and experiences, and to learn from people in their real lives rather than from opinion pieces on the internet.
I believe that the people we, as a part of Achvat Amim, work with are pioneering new ways of working towards the world we want to see, and I hope to bring this back to the communities I am part of back home.” #jewishliving