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Doves for Peace

The “Doves for Peace” Project is an art initiative created by our Religious school and Preschool installation, to share HOPE, KINDNESS, UNDERSTANDING, RESPECT, SOLIDARITY & LOVE for one another and our community.

Given the turmoil and heartache we have all been experiencing on October 7, it is also important to bring a sense of “mindfulness” and peace into our Neshama (soul) at this time in our lives.   

What is Mindfulness?  
Mindfulness means living in the present moment. Essentially, it means being (intentionally) more aware and awake to each moment and being fully engaged in what is happening in one's surroundings – with acceptance and without judgment, but with kindness and curiosity.  When we learn to pause and be present, we can find our calm, our center, and our peace. 

What is Peace?
Peace itself is a very beautiful and powerful word. Peace simply means being in a place where no hatred exists and every corner is filled with love, care and respect, where conflicts are handled peacefully. There are many definitions of peace, but all of them are rooted in notions of individual flourishing, cooperation, mutual respect, and justice. It is one thing for children to be healthy, but an ideal world would foster children who are also peaceful—children who have the capacity for empathy, respect for others, commitment to fairness, and trust in relationships with other people. 

When we learn to be in the here and now, we understand ourselves better, we see beauty, and we act with kindness, compassion, and empathy.  

There are many definitions of peace, but all of them are rooted in notions of individual flourishing, cooperation, mutual respect, and justice. It is one thing for children to be healthy, but an ideal world would foster children who are also peaceful—children who have the capacity for empathy, respect for others, commitment to fairness, and trust in relationships with other people.

May we continue to practice tikkun olam, repairing the world. 
May we continue to practice, gemilut chasidim, acts of lovingkindness.
May we continue to practice tzedakah, just giving.
May we recognize that all beings are created equal,
b’tzelem elohim, in the image of the divine.
May we walk away today knowing that each of us has the
power to create changes. 

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Sponsor a Peace Dove

Consider donating to our Doves for Peace Project! We will acknowledge your sponsorship through a thank you letter and will put your name on a dove. All proceeds will go toward special Religious School programming.


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Sun, June 23 2024 17 Sivan 5784