REALITY has joined forces with Unlikely Collaborators to offer REALITY Empower—a leadership development experience in Israel tailor-made for catalysts and influential leaders who play an integral role in poverty alleviation in their communities and around the world. More specifically, this experience is geared towards those leading groups that are directly improving people’s lives by addressing issues of opportunity, criminal justice, family instability/crisis, addiction, and debt who are executives or others at the strategic and policy levels of their organization. 

This inspiring experience enables you to step away from your daily lives to spend eight days in Israel reimagining how you approach society’s toughest problems while thoughtfully reflecting on your current role in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Throughout the week, you will visit the world’s most sacred and storied sites, helping to expand your knowledge about this complex country and its culture. You will also have the chance to meet with other social change agents and organizations in Israel to gain new insights from a country that is facing its own unique challenges.

We hope you will return home with a group of new peers who together will find new ways to break down barriers and make lasting change locally and globally.


REALITY Empower is an all-expenses paid journey through Israel

Deposit: $950 USD, to be paid upon receiving acceptance.

# of Participants: 40-50, including 4 facilitators

# of Days: 8 days (10 including travel days before and after the journey)

Leadership Activities: Each activity is a highly personal and professional learning experience that can provide valuable insights into your strengths as a leader while also highlighting key areas for further development.

Guiding Questions: These four questions will serve as reflective touchstones throughout

o  How do we as leaders drive meaningful long-term and sustainable change in the face of urgent needs in our communities? 
o  How do we build a dialogue and drive collaboration in divisive and challenging times?
o  What values drive leaders of social change?
o  How do our leadership qualities, our values and our perceptions of what’s broken in this world help us to make decisions about the future?

What’s Included

o   3 meals per day
o   7 night accommodations
o   Leadership development activities, and excursions
o   Coach transport
o   Round trip plane ticket (between your home city and Tel Aviv)
o   Basic travel health insurance

Itinerary:  REALITY Empower is a NEW journey. This itinerary will you give you a sense of what a REALITY itinerary looks like. The 2018 journey itinerary is still evolving.
Apply - Applications now closed for 2018


To apply, you must be:

1.       An executive or other leader at the strategic and policy level of an organization;
2.       Focused on issues of opportunity, criminal justice, family instability/crisis, addiction and/or debt;
3.       Interested in, or connected to, Israel and/or Jewish life; 
4.       Between the ages of 25 and 40 at the time of the journey; and
5.       An asset to the REALITY community through your expertise, leadership experience and commitment to repair the world. 

Are you ready to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? 

If you are interested in REALITY Empower 2019, please fill in our interest form and we will contact you when applications open.