Encounter Programs

Listen. Learn. Lead.

aka Encounter Programs   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.encounterprograms.org/

Mission

Encounter is an educational organization working toward informed, courageous and resilient American & Israeli Jewish communal leadership on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Ruling year info

2010

Chief Executive Officer

Yona Shem-Tov

Main address

8 W 126th Street Floor 3

New York, NY 10027 USA

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EIN

26-0593832

NTEE code info

International Educational Development (Q34)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Promotion of International Understanding (Q20)

IRS filing requirement

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Our programs

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Immersive Education for Executive Leaders

Encounter offers a range of immersive experiences in the West Bank for senior Jewish leaders and influencers.

Each Intensive Leadership Seminar includes four webinars, a four-day delegation to the region with focused travel in Palestinian communities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and participation in a cohort-specific listserve. During the travel portion of the program, in a non-politically-prescriptive setting, the cohort meets with a diverse array of Palestinian civil society leaders, business people, negotiators, and grassroots activists for an opportunity to hear and consider the perspectives of those with whom Israel will share her future.

Population(s) Served
Jewish people

Where we work

How we listen

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Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Encounter Programs

Board of directors
as of 2/16/2022
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Board chair

Sally Gottesman

Yona Shem-Tov

Encounter Programs

Julie Shaffer

Meyer Koplow

Phyllis Teicher Goldman

Sally Gottesman

David Karnovsky

Martin Bresler

Yoni Gordis

Jon Levisohn

Jonathan Lopatin

Joanne Moore

John Ruskay

Ilana Horowitz Ratner

Debra Pell

Yiz Landes

Tilly Shemer

Sari Rapkin

Evan Traylor

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/16/2022

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Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.