Heart to Heart Community Reception
August 10, 2015 - 6:30pm
The Heart to Heart program brings a group of twenty Israeli teenagers to Canada every summer. Half of our participants identify as Palestinian Israeli, and half as Jewish Israeli. Upon arriving in Canada, the group spends two and a half weeks living together at Camp Shomria, an overnight summer camp near Ottawa. Daily activities include team-building workshops, camping trips, and facilitated dialogue about the narratives, politics, and power dynamics that participants face in their daily lives at home. The group also visits Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and spends four days living with Canadian host families while touring Toronto.
The time spent in Canada is a focal point for the group, but it is complemented by workshops for participants at the Givat Haviva campus and in their respective communities leading up to and after their trip.
The Heart to Heart Community Reception on August 10 is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our 2015 Jewish and Palestinian Israeli youth participants and hear them speak firsthand about their experiences together in the program. It is an incredibly special night that draws together an amazingly diverse Toronto and GTA community. It is also a very special night for our participants, as it provides them with the opportunity to see how many people support them and the challenges that they have taken on together.
To find out more about this evening or to register, visit the Heart to Heart website.
Event Hall at Congregation Darchei Noam
864 Sheppard Avenue West, Toronto