Time: December 22, 2009 at 12:15pm to January 7, 2010 at 7pm
Website or Map: http://www.ssefoundation.org
Phone: 818 707-2164
Event Type: rsvp, for, interfaith, pilgramage, to, the, holy, land, peace, healing, &, prayer
Organized By: Salaam Shalom Educational Foundation
Latest Activity: Dec 28, 2009
Interfaith Philanthropic and Spiritual Pilgrimage to the Holy Land for Peace, Healing and Prayer, March 21-April 2, 2010
Do you want to visit sacred sites in the Holy Land? Do you want to celebrate an Interfaith Passover Seder in Jerusalem? Visit the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre? Do you want to gain a deeper understanding of the Abrahamic connections between Judaism, Christianity and Islam? Do you want to meet Jews and Arabs working for peace in the Holy Land? Do you want to find our more about a new educational paradigm in Israel for healing and peace that Reb Zalman Schachter calls "The greatest hope for peace-shalom, salaam" that teaches Jewish and Arab children to become "agents of reconciliation"?
Then come this Spring on an Interfaith Spiritual Pilgrimage for Peace, Healing and Prayer, March 21-April 2, 2010 co-lead by clergy:
Imam Jihad Turk (to see the article on Imam Turk recently featured in the Los Angeles Times click on: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-jihad29-2009nov29,0,6075196.story) and
Jewish Renewal Rabbis Nadya and Victor Gross, Rabbinic Seminary for ALEPH,
and also Shepha Schneirsohn Vainstein, co-founder of Salaam Shalom Educational Foundation (www.SSEFoundation.org) (http://www.jewishjournal.com/tribe/article/peace_in_the_middle_east_20091130/ ).
Pray at the Tomb of the Abraham, Patriarch of Judaism, Islam and Christianity
Study the Abrahamic connections of Judaism, Islam and Christianity
Visit the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and other sites holy to the Abrahamic religions
Experience healing classroom environments and interact with Israeli children and teachers who are building friendship bridges between Jewish, Arab and Christian children.
Dine at the homes of Jewish and Arab families who are transforming polarized communities in Israel
Celebrate an interfaith Shabbat and Passover Seder with story telling and song in Jerusalem
Explore mystical Tsfat
Learn from respected teachers
Lunch at the home of a Bedouin Sheikh, leader of 40,000 Bedouins in the Galilee
Pray with religious leaders
Meet inspiring artists and activists who envision a world based on respect and cooperation.
Take time to meditate and contemplate in natural surroundings from ancient times
Bathe in the Dead Sea
Participate in peacemaking circles
Conclude with a ceremony for peace at Rabin Square.
To register for this pilgrimage please send in your $200 deposit by January 7. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.