A Typical Group Process Day...
11:00 AM--Icebreaker: Group process typically begins with an ice-breaker exercise, which allows the students to get more comfortable with one another before starting a long day of discussion and introspection.
12:00 PM--Lunch Break: After getting more comfortable and starting the day's discussion, the UP participants break for lunch, always consisting of a vegetarian meal that accommodates diverse dietary needs, such as those who observe kashrut and halal.
12:30 PM--Uni-Communal Breakout Session: Students participate in their first group process of the day in individual community-based groups; Jewish students meet in one room with the Jewish Facilitators while Muslim students meet in another to discuss inter-communal relations with the Muslim Facilitators. Facilitators work with participants to encourage deep discussion of Jewish and Muslim cultural, ethnic, national, and religious identities..
Muslim participants discuss the 9/11 attacks and its impact on Muslim Americans.
Co-Facilitator Oren Kroll-Zeldin listens intently as Jewish students discuss the implications of military service and its connection to American identity.