Teachers’ Lounge (in memory of Shira Banki) is an HUC-JIR professional development program for Muslim, Christian and Jewish teachers from all over Jerusalem.

We consider teachers to be key figures and cultural heroes that lead by example. They impact on their community and beyond.

The vision of the program is to promote a process of knowing “the other”. This foundation enables the formation a multicultural society with neighbors living together with mutual understanding in a shared society.

“How important is it to know, to be remembered and to memorize, to hear that others laugh and hurt just like you, and that just like you they are made of the sum of their ambitions, desires, and dreams.”

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