‘Girls for Peace in the Middle East’ Bat Mitzvah project raises $30,000 NEW YORK | When Lili Wilson began planning her Bat Mitzvah, she knew she wanted Seeds of Peace to be a part of it. “My whole life, I have been learning about Israel at my Hebrew school,” she says. “I first began to question the nature of the conflict between Israel and Palestine in 2014 during the summer of the Israel-Gaza war. I no longer wanted to see … FULL STORY
NEW YORK | Over 300 people attended VOICES 2015 on December 1 at Manhattan’s School of Visual Arts Theatre to hear stories about the ways that Seeds and other changemakers are having an impact in communities divided by conflict. The event, organized by the Seeds of Peace Young Leadership Committee, raised nearly $50,000 in support of Seeds of Peace’s mission. It featured a blend of alumni speakers and stand-up comedians, who provided the entertainment during the second half of the evening. … FULL STORY
LONDON | Seeds of Peace UK hosted a screening of the documentary “Within the Eye of the Storm” for over 40 supporters. The film shares the story of how personal tragedy brought together two Israeli and Palestinian fathers to work for peace. The October 26 event was held at London offices of Brown Rudnick, and included a post-screening discussion with the film’s director, Shelley Hermon.
NEW YORK | Over 400 Seeds and supporters celebrated Bridges to Peace over three weekends during September and October by taking part in one of several events in conjunction with International Day of Peace. From Augusta and New York to Lahore and Mumbai, Seeds, Educators, volunteers, and supporters gathered to discuss the issues regarding peace in their communities and to raise awareness for Seeds of Peace by crossing bridges in the heart of their cities. Maine Seeds and supporters kicked … FULL STORY
CAIRO | Eighteen Seeds and four friends cleaned dozens of cars as part of the sixth annual car wash on August 28th and 29th to raise funds for Seeds of Peace programming in Egypt. “Four non-Seeds attended the event, three of whom had applied to go to Seeds of Peace International Camp during the previous years,” said Habeeba, one of the organizers. “We worried that they may feel left out, but they all said that they had an incredible time … FULL STORY
OTISFIELD, MAINE | Twenty-nine students from the Tri-County Technical Center in Dexter (Maine) moved their classroom to the Seeds of Peace International Camp from June 9 to 11. The group deployed their skills across the Camp, making repairs, improving infrastructure, and preparing the facility for the summer. This is the second year that Seeds of Peace and the Tri-County Technical Center have teamed up to provide students with an opportunity to make practical use their craft in a real-life setting, … FULL STORY
OTISFIELD, MAINE | Ready to go with hammers, paint and plywood, dozens of volunteers from Toll Brothers headed to Seeds of Peace International Camp over the weekend to prepare it for its 23rd summer. This is the 17th consecutive year in which employees from the New England Division of Toll Brothers have volunteered their time and resources to prepare the Camp to host young leaders from conflict regions around the world. “For the last 17 years we have been honored … FULL STORY
NEW YORK | Seeds of Peace awarded NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell the John P. Wallach Peacemaker award on May 13 for her long career reporting stories of international importance. “We are honored to be able to recognize Andrea Mitchell for her incredible career reporting on some of the most important foreign affairs issues of our time,” said Seeds of Peace Executive Director Leslie Lewin. “Andrea connects audiences to issues with courage and conviction, values that are … FULL STORY