We are a part of our city, our environment and our community at large. Being aware of our connectedness, we get involved within our means and support the following organizations:
Breaking The Ice is a peacemaking organization that supports cultural diversity through community projects. Trockland CEO Heskel Nathaniel is chairman of the board and largely responsible for the organization's first two projects, a peace mission to Antarctica and one through the Sahara. In everything he does, he is passionate about bringing people together despite their differences and bringing an understanding of the importance of peace and unity to the world.
For the first peace mission in 2004, Heskel and four Israelis and four Palestinians traveled south down the Straits of Magellan in South America on a small sailboat. On their 35-day extreme sea and land expedition to the far end of the planet, they sailed more than 1,000 kilometers and hiked across dangerous glaciers.
Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding is an international organization that promotes peace in deeply divided societies. The organization works with partners around the world to design "Experiential Peacebuilding" programs, with a special focus on compassionate leadership, cooperative learning, and creative action. Since 2009, Outward Bound Peacebuilding has inspired more than 200 peacebuilding leaders from 25 countries around the world. Trockland shares the organization's belief that peacebuilding requires support from local leaders who are best positioned to bring about positive change to their communities and societies.
The American Academy in Berlin is an independent, nonpartisan, private institution dedicated to sustaining and enhancing the long-term intellectual, cultural, and political ties between the United States and Germany. It awards residential fellowships at its Hans Arnhold Center to US-based scholars, writers, policy experts, artists, and composers. Distinguished Visitors — leading figures from the US in public policy, the social sciences, humanities, and the arts — come to the Academy for shorter visits.
Israeli Flying Aid stands for lifesaving in conflict regions around the world. IFA members and supporters provide life-saving assistance to communities affected by natural disasters and human conflict by transcending difference, prejudice, nationality, religion and belief. Together with another partner, we support Israeli Flying Aid with the organization's administrative costs. With this financial security, IFA can focus on saving lives.