PeacePlayers Middle East provides meaningful ways for B’nai Mitzvahs to connect with their roots, heritage, and community, and to play a role in bringing Arab and Jewish societies close to peace and reconciliation.
PeacePlayers participants in Israel are just like you. They just want the chance to have fun and play sports. They also want to grow up in a safe and peaceful world. And that’s exactly what we want for them, too. PeacePlayers Middle East’s vision is that “children who play together can learn to live together.” In order for us to be able to give Arab and Jewish kids that opportunity to play together, we need your help!
There are many ways that you can team up with PeacePlayers Middle East. As a Bar/Bat mitzvah, you have a powerful platform for positive change. Below are some ways that you can use this platform to help Jewish and Arab youth set aside their fear and mistrust and embark on a shared future together:
Gather your family and friends and host your own peace event that highlights the power of sport to bring people together (ex. basketball tournament, bikeathon, 5k run/walk). You can run these events over one weekend or create a tournament that runs for several days or weekends in a row.
Request items to auction off from local businesses, and include some of your own items to give away to the highest bidder. Signed memorabilia is always a big hit at these events. You can do the auction online or create an in-person event.
Volunteer opportunities can be created on a case-by-case basis, either with PeacePlayers Middle East or with one of our PeacePlayers sites in the U.S. (Baltimore, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Detroit and Chicago). Feel free to talk to us for more information.
Support PeacePlayers Middle East in amplifying its annual online campaign. You can do this by sending online appeals to friends and family while helping to boost PP-ME’s online presence; or by sharing our calls for support to help us grow our grassroots community.
Write personalized letters to local businesses and larger corporations asking if they’ll sponsor your mitzvah project. In exchange, we can include their logo on our website, newsletters, etc.
Sharon Rubinstein, Senior Resource Development Manager