During these difficult days of uncertainty, division and violence, the Peace Preschool at the Jerusalem International YMCA continues to bring together 140 children – Christians, Jews and Muslims, religious and secular, from home and abroad - in an atmosphere of peaceful coexistence.
Our preschool is truly one of a kind, as children of all three faiths play and learn together in a loving and caring environment. Its goals are to facilitate coexistence between Arabs and Jews on a daily and ongoing basis, as a normal part of life for the children and parents. It also aims to enable the development of tolerance and understanding, while preserving the distinct characteristics of each child and his/ her religious and cultural identity. Our children are the hope for the future, and we hope and pray for Peace, Salaam, and Shalom.