The Educational Programs of the ELCJHL extend the reach of our Educational Ministry in serving the broader educational needs of the Palestinian people. They reach many different age and interest groups, addressing questions and concerns of Palestinian families and empowering them for work in their communities.
Below are just a few examples of their involvement and impact on Palestinian life and culture. Click on the highlighted program links in each description to learn more about these exciting ministries:
- The Al-Mahaba Kindergarten on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem offers a warm, bright, and safe place for children of East Jerusalem – Muslim and Christian, local and international – to learn and grow together.
- The Environmental Education Center in Beit Jala invites students from all over the West Bank to learn not only about their ecosystem, but care of creation, world geography, and freedom through many programs, including offering sanctuary to Palestinian birds.
- The Martin Luther Community Development Center in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem opens its doors to Muslim and Christian elders, offering a space for the social, mental, and physical stretching of one’s legs.