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Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects

These pictures are from the first of our alumni's initiatives- an afterschool program for local 6-10 year old children- called, "Sprouting Roots." They do arts and crafts, learn a little Hebrew and Arabic and see that the houses they draw are pretty much like the houses that their neighbor draws 🙂 It may seem like a small step, but this project was initiated, designed and run by Israeli and Palestinian 17-20 year olds who were inspired in Roots Youth to take it forward.
www.jewcer.org/project/rootsyouthalums/
These words were written by one of our alums: "Moving towards peace is not a movement to weaken identity- it's dependent upon strengthening identity. From the well known teaching, "That which is disliked by yourself, do not to your neighbor," I learned that in order to know what is prohibited for me to do to another, I must deeply understand what is disliked by myself. The tensions that arose in our meetings helped to open wounds that we didn't even always know existed, and from within the pain and angers that were created, we saw each other's pain in a new light."
As the eighth candle dims, please help light the next lights against darkness.
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