Support Roots – Israeli Palestinian Youth Movement for Peace

$13,110   raised
GOAL: $16,000

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BE A PART OF SOMETHING AMAZING – BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!

WITH YOUR HELP, FOR A FULL YEAR WE WILL BRING 20 ISRAELI & 20 PALESTINIAN BOYS AND GIRLS TO WEEKLY MEETINGS OF UNDERSTANDING, HOPE AND COEXISTENCE.

WITH YOUR HELP, WE WILL TEACH TRUST, DIGNITY AND RESPECT FOR BOTH SIDES – ENCOURAGING NON-VIOLENCE AND PEACE.

WITH YOUR HELP – WE WILL MAKE A TRUE DIFFERENCE ON THE GROUND!cropped_23659437_962239630593257_3512835640828343610_n.jpg

Founded in 2014, Roots-Judur-Shorashim is a joint organization of local Palestinians and Israelis seeking to create a culture of nonviolence, understanding, trust and transformation even within the persistent Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The only such organization in the West Bank, Roots is located in the Gush Etzion-Hebron area, a region which frequently experiences the pain of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Roots is working with people on both sides of the divide, creating a new discourse from within the very communities most at odds, through programs that reduce hate and fear, address injustices and foster mutual trust and resilient partnerships. Roots’ vision is to build a climate that honors the rights and connection of both peoples to the land, and provides freedom, dignity and civil rights for all its inhabitants.

Now in its third year, the Roots Youth Program brings together 40 Palestinian and Israeli teens for ongoing dialogue and relationship-building programming.  The project aims to replace fear and enmity with a sense of partnership among West Bank Jewish and Arab youth and to instill a sense of empowerment so that they can become successful pioneers of change.

As Mohammad, age 16 from a village next to Hebron, writes: ” Before anything else, I’ve never expected to meet Israelis one day, especially Israeli students who’re the same of my age, but I learned through these meetings that we can live together. I’ve made strong relationships with these peers, relationships that are based on the mutual love and respect.

Activities include:

  • Student-led learning sessions and guest lecturers expose the participants the each others society, religion and life experience of the conflict and beyond.
  • Volunteer projects and open events root the project in our local communities- involving family and community elders and empowering our youth to create positive responses together. (e.g. Blood drive, working with local farmers).
  • Travel to sites of national and religious importance are both opportunities to bond through the fun and truly share the land and its place in both identities.
  • Marking the Israeli and Palestinian calendar events deepens understanding of each others narrative and collective identity. (e.g. break-fasts during Ramadan, candle-lightnings and Shabbat).

Avital, age 17 from Neve Daniel, writes: ” I have next to no knowledge about them, and I find myself asking- Who are they? What’s their life like? How do they feel? All that I know is that there is a cycle of blood that continues more and more and affects our daily life and that I have a responsibility to take actions to battle this circle of blood. The right way to fight this battle I found in Roots Youth.”

True change begins with dialogue and understanding – together we can create a new climate in the region – we are looking forward to your joining us!

For more information and questions, please feel free to contact us at development@friendsofroots.netPurpose+4

 

Support this cause and make a difference

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  • December 22, 2017 4:52 am

    Hello Friends of Roots!
    Thanks to your generosity, we have reached our first goal of $10,000 which covers costs for the educational components of our program- sessions in identity, religion and dual-narratives. We are now on a mission to reach the new goal of $16,000 which will allow for the community service actions, joint trips and more!
    As the waves of response to Trumps announcement ripple through our communities- this has not been a simple time. But our youth have been simply incredible– sharing with each other this last week it became even clearer to them how distant their realities and perceptions are. So they decided to dedicate this next weeks learning session to Jerusalme/al-Quds. Two students from each side are preparing presentations about what the city means to them- historically, religiously and nationally. Maybe our politicians should attend?

2018-01-16
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2018-01-16
Lewis & Hindy Weinger
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2018-01-15
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2018-01-15
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2018-01-15
Israel and Miriam Kalman
$36
"Shorashim/Roots does great, important work. Deserves your support!"
2018-01-15
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$36
2018-01-15
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2018-01-15
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"Keep up the good work!"
2018-01-13
Rebecca Leicht
$18
2018-01-13
Charlie Buckholtz
"חזק ואמץ!"
2018-01-08
Anonymous donor
$36
"Shukran! Todah! Thank you!"
2018-01-05
Sara
$18
2018-01-05
Danielle Loesch
$18
"Keep doing your beautiful work!"
2018-01-02
Jean Fung
$18
2017-12-31
Thom Seaton in Honor of Daniel Gordis
"Thank you Daniel Gordis for providing access to a good cause and relief from cynicism. One can value security but also value practical steps encouraging hope."
2017-12-31
Annette jacobs
2017-12-31
Hillis-Jaffe Family
$100
2017-12-31
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2017-12-31
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$50
2017-12-30
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"I have been to Roots in 2016 while on a study sabbatical with the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem and love what you are doing there. Keep it up."
2017-12-29
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$100
2017-12-29
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2017-12-29
Jackie Horvitz
$180
2017-12-29
Steve and Sandy Friedman
$100
2017-12-28
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2017-12-28
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$36
"B'hatzlacha!"
2017-12-25
Rabbis Nadya & Victor Gross
$108
"With great gratitude and admiration for your holy work."
2017-12-24
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2017-12-21
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"Continue to do this important work!"
2017-12-21
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2017-12-21
Aryeh Cohen
$108
2017-12-21
cheryl wylen
2017-12-20
Saskia Keeley
$360
2017-12-20
Sarah K Seva
"Your small but thoughtful contribution can initiate peace. Thank you!"
2017-12-20
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Jacob Serota
$25
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2017-12-19
Mark & Lani
$50
2017-12-18
Edward Harwitz
"Kol HaKavod on this inspiring program, creating a better future"
2017-12-18
Amelia Burgess, Aaron, Isaiah and Sam Milbank
"To my good friends and colleagues of the past 20 years, Amal Al-Buraiki, Emman Hussny, Nadia Bajwa, and Adno Gatah, and my current sisters in the Sisterhood of Salaam-Shalom. May the young people find friendship, humor, joy, love, learning and support wi"
2017-12-18
Allen/Gorin Household
"Building a more hopeful Middle East-one relationship at a time"
2017-12-18
Daniel Gordis
2017-12-17
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2017-12-17
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"In honor of Maxine Wylen, z”l"
2017-12-17
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Roi liberty
$18
2017-12-16
shira ohana
$20
2017-12-16
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Harvey & phyllis Jay
$36
2017-12-15
Dianne Lior
$36
2017-12-14
Anonymous donor
"To humanity, society. To human rights and dignity. To light, not darkness. Love will prevail!"
2017-12-14
Rabbi Toba Spitzer
"Thank you, Roots, for all the wonderful work you do!"
2017-12-13
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2017-12-13
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Seth and Judy Lerner
2017-12-13
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"Pray for Peace"
2017-12-13
Debbie Greenspoon
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Barbara Busca
$400
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Michael Friend
$36
2017-12-11
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$25
2017-12-11
Ron and Vanessa Brazg
"Keep up the good work"
2017-12-11
Audrey Seidman
$100
"Peace and justice for all, and a happy Hanukkah for Halleli and Tuvie!"
2017-12-11
VonLembke Family
$1000
2017-12-11
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2017-12-11
Linda Flinkman
$180
2017-12-11
Rabbi Michael White
$100
2017-12-11
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Steve and Sandy Friedman
$100
2017-12-11
Jeff and Deb Skovron
$18
"Keep up the good and important work!"
2017-12-11
Rabbis Nancy Kasten and David Stern
$180
"Thank you Hanan and Ali for your work. You are like the Hanukkiah, giving us hope at this season of darkness. Love, Nancy and David"
2017-12-11
Anonymous donor
$54
2017-12-11
Ron Romaner and Jaynie Schultz
$180
2017-12-11
Heidi and Alan Coretz
$54
"This program sounds wonderful. Good Luck!"
2017-12-11
Annie Bery
$1000
"Much love"
2017-12-11
Meesh and Yoni Hammer-Kossoy
$36
"In appreciation of the amazing work."
2017-12-10
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$50
2017-12-10
Terry and Carol Winograd
$100
2017-12-10
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2017-12-08
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2017-12-07
Chava Brown
$36
2017-12-07
Keith
2017-12-07
VonLembke Family
$500
"As part of a learning trip to Israel, I had the honor of meeting Ali Abu Awwad and Rabbi Shaul Judelman at Roots near Gush Etzion and hearing their vision for the future of Israel and how Jews and Palestinians can possibly live together in a state both pe"
2017-12-07
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Bria and Art Chakofsky-Lewy
2017-12-05
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$50
2017-12-04
Julian Judelman
"Continue the good work you are doing"
2017-12-04
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"Truly inspiring and worth supporting!"
2017-12-04
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2017-12-04
Anonymous donor
$180
"Thank your for your wonderful work and inspiration Roots team!"
2017-12-04
Shaul Judelman
"Proud to be a part of this project! From having met and talked to the young adults--- they are incredible and this is serious work "on the ground""
2017-12-04
Russ McDougall
2017-12-03
Jacques J. Ohayon, Ph.D.
$100
"I really appreciate the efforts Roots is making to foster world peace"
2017-12-03
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2017-12-03
Gali Levi-McClure
$200
"Thank you for all the commUNITY you build in our home land. May the force be with you."
2017-12-03
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2017-12-03
Saskia Keeley
$500
"As always, happy to support whenever I can."
2017-12-03
Anonymous donor
$100
2017-12-03
Andye
$30
2017-12-03
Sarah Mandel
$36
"Roots offers our local population a unique opportunity to engage with the ultimate "other" and open our eyes to another reality that we prefer to not to see. Please join us in supporting the youth project for the next generation of peace maker"
2017-12-03
Anonymous donor
$18
"This is a symbolic token of our actual support for the work Roots does on the ground! From Geneva, Switzerland, with much respect and admiration for one of the flagship initiatives that we love ! Keep up the inspiring and amazing work !"
2017-12-03
Friend of B8 Switzerland
$18
"Thanks Mehra and all of the Swiss friends of the B8 group who have supported this unique venture. It's great to see how those at the HEART of the CONFLICT are becoming the HEART of the SOLUTION!!!"
2017-12-03
local supporter
$36
"Amazing work you guys are doing..i have donated 2 X 18...in honor of one young israeli and one young Palestinian participant in this remarkable initiative!!"
2017-12-02
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2017-12-02
Michal Kahn
$100
"So happy to support this, well done all of you for your incredible work, wisdom and stamina!"

Support Roots – Israeli Palestinian Youth Movement for Peace

$13,110   raised
GOAL: $16,000

118

 Donors

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Roots-Shorashim-Judur

Israeli and Palestinian teens in the West Bank are raised with strong national identities and a powerful commitment to their individual communities. Today’s younger generation has come of age during almost continuous violence, in an environment of suffering and mutual despair. Lacking opportunities to meet one another, their worldview is typically one of us vs them—seeing only an enemy, deeming their narrative illegitimate and viewing the entire situation as a zero-sum game. The resulting hatred and violence thus come as no surprise. Roots is determined to counter this narrative of desperation by empowering young people in the West Bank around a narrative of humanization and hope.

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