04.08.-18.08.2022
“Queer all around – Gender roles in Germany and Israel”

This 15-day summer camp is aimed at young people from the age of 16 till 19. We invite everyone who is interested in learning and involving themselves about the topic sex and gender in religious, diverse and secular societies in Germany and Israel. How did the perception of sex and gender change in history? What influenced the change and how did religion and society react? We want to find out how the German and Israeli society includes the empowerment of LGBTIQ* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Intersexual, Queer, * and other) and what differences one can see in comparison of the two countries. We invite you to a special search for traces in Berlin and Jerusalem.

Together with seven young Germans and seven young Israelis, we will spend time with each other over two weeks creating friendships, getting to know beautiful cities and going on exciting trips. First of all we will travel to Berlin (04.08.-11.08.2022) and have the chance to deal with different narratives of gender and sex (in)equality in the german society. Therefore, we want to meet different people and places that deal with queer topics. In this context, we will visit the Gay Museum, have a queer city tour and commemorate the homosexuals who were persecuted under the Nazi Regime.

After a week we will get to know Jerusalem (11.08.-18.08.2022). Immerse yourself in a City that is full of contradictions. Judaism, Christianity and Islam leave its marks on the people and the atmosphere they are living in. We will have the chance to find out the divers and exciting places in Jerusalem. We will meet representatives of the LGBTIQ* Community so we will get a closer insight in the queer Jerusalem. Moreover, we will visit the reform synagouge and meet its female Rabbi. We will talk to queer people from the army and civil society and experience interesting workshops facing political and social topics in Israel. You have the chance to deal with different narratives of gender and sex (in)equality in the German society. Therefore, we want to meet different people and places that deal with queer topics. In this context, we will visit the Gay Museum, have a queer city tour and commemorate the homosexuals who were persecuted under the Nazi Regime.

To retain all the exciting experiences and encounters, a visual documentation is planned whether you are on Instagram, Snapchat or YouTube, the decision lies with you.

Accompanying you will be three team leaders* consisting of German and Israeli participants. All of these participants have are experienced with ARSP and will assist you in Jerusalem and Berlin through language, local and cultural knowledge.

The encounter between young Germans and Israelis is a particularly special one and along with this should come lots of room for individual family stories and discussions with each other.

Please send us the completed letter of motivation within one week after your online application by e-mail to sommer[at]asf-ev.de or by post to ASF. We await your application!

  • Type: German-Israeli summer camp
  • Work: We are searching for participants who enjoy learning about historical and queer topics, in workshops and the development of a creative documentation of the summer camp.
  • Group: We expect 7 German and 7 Israeli participants from the age of 16-19
  • Camp languages: English
  • Accommodation: Naturfreundehaus Hermsdorf (Berlin) and community centre Beit Ben Yehuda (Jerusalem)
  • Extras: If you are interested, please submit a letter of motivation with your online application.
  • Participant contribution: For participants from Germany 599 EUR (including flights, accommodation, programme and meals). For participants from Israel 1699 ISL (including flights, accommodation, programme and meals).

Not covered are costs of travelling to and from the airport in Berlin/Tel Aviv.