At Wi’am, we love to meet new people, eat lunch, share stories and coffee, and learn from one another. The best way to learn about the Holy Land, the Occupation, and the Conflict, is to come to Palestine and talk to the people who live here and have firsthand knowledge.
We hope to find the best way to connect you with the people of the Holy Land:
If you are only visiting Bethlehem for a few hours, please stop by our community center and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea with us, so we may discuss peace, justice, reconciliation, and our hopes for the future of the Holy Land. Our doors are open from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, and no appointments are necessary. We are located on old Jerusalem Hebron Road, between Jacir Palace Hotel and the Wall. Whether individuals or groups, locals or internationals, all religions and political stances, all are welcome at Wi’am.
If you are planning to stay for a longer period in Bethlehem, know that we often partner with Universities, non-profits or other groups, or individuals for immersion experiences in the Holy Land, ranging from a few hours to several weeks. We offer the opportunity to arrange housing, Arabic classes, and other experiences in Bethlehem. If you are interested in living with a Palestinian family, learning about our culture, or learning Arabic, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in touring the Holy Land and meeting its people, we can provide you with an itinerary for alternative tours, which can include arranging the entire itinerary and other related meetings, homestays, field visits, and food. Such preparations can include a traditional Palestinian lunch or barbecue, a homestay with a family or a meeting with local students in Bethlehem (with an option for a friendly but competitive basketball or football game), and a guided tour of Bethlehem or other cities. To learn more about options for tours, lunches, and meetings in conjunction with Wi’am, please visit our page on Educational & Cultural Tours and contact us at email@example.com.