Monday, July 11, 2016

Voices from Jerusalem: Meet Nadine Soudah at Jerusalem Shabbat, July 29th

On Friday, July 29, Sixth & I teams up with counselors and facilitators from Kids4Peace International for a Shabbat service led by Rabbi Scott in which residents of Jerusalem share their narratives of everyday and not-so-everyday life. To get more information or to RSVP, click here.

Born and raised in Jerusalem to a Christian family,  Nadine was brought up to believe in peace and coexistence which was not the majority’s belief. Having been born near the end of the First Intifada and living through the Second Intifada influenced Nadine’s childhood. 

Despite the harsh childhood, at a young age, her parents enrolled her in many interfaith programs. Participating in interfaith programs was not always an easy decision.  In 2008, Nadine participated in a super congress which was held in India with 4000 other youth from different regions of the world. In 2012, she participated in another congress in Hungary with 12,000 youth from around the world.

In June 2015, Nadine received her bachelor’s degree in Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Soon afterwards she decided to take a master’s program in biomedical sciences. Nadine joined Kids4Peace as a Christian advisor four years ago. She has worked with the leadership youth for the last three years. Nadine believes that in order to achieve world peace, one should achieve inner peace first. For her, volunteering in K4P gives her that inner peace.   

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