A press release from the ADL describes it as an "intensive anti-prejudice immersion program led by highly skilled interfaith facilitators, including clergy and other religious leaders, educators, and ADL staff."
The event brings 50 high schoolers from all around New England, and from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, all together to gain better understanding of the traditions of the three groups. After the event, the teens return to their communities, and continue to build bridges between the faith groups at home.
Seven of those teens are from Needham High School, four of whom belong to Temple Aliyah, and the other three go to Saint Joseph’s Parish.
The ADL says there are students coming to Wellesley from a number of communities, including: Ashland, Auburndale, Boston, Burlington, Everett, Harvard, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Marblehead, Medford, Needham, Newton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton, Swampscott, Wayland, Westford.