JEWISH BOOKS FOR PEACE PROGRAMS
Jewish Books for Peace programs are chosen to offer inspiring words
of Jewish wisdom to a wide range of individuals, whatever their background
or education. Some of our past programs are described below, and we
are constantly seeking new ways to reach out to others. While many of
our initial programs have been designed to reach participants in Aish
HaTorah programs, we are now seeking to reach out to other individuals,
organizations and synagogues. Take a look at our Synagogues
for Peace program or contact us with any ideas of your own!
PAST JEWISH BOOKS FOR PEACE PROGRAMS
*Students participating in the one-on-one Jewish learning program at
the Aish Center were offered books such as Harmony with Others:
Formulas, Stories, Insights and Jewish Matters:
A Pocketbook of Knowledge and Inspiration.
*Individuals attending a special Tisha B'Av program were offered: Gossip:
Ten Pathways to Eliminate It From Your Life and Transform Your Soul
and Kindness: Changing People's Lives for the Better.
*Participants in the acclaimed Aish HaTorah Discovery program were offered
copies of: Life Is A Test: How To Meet Life's Challenges
*Those attending the first annual Aish New York Center Dinner in 2008
were provided with copies of: Happiness: Formulas, Stories
and Insights and Jewish Matters: A Pocketbook
of Knowledge and Inspiration.
*Those training for a special adult bar-mitzvah and bat-mizvah program
were offered a copy of: What The Angel Taught You: Seven
Keys to Life Fulfillment.
*To help celebrate Chanukah, individuals were offered copies of Inspiring
*Lincoln Square Synagogue's Main service and Beginner's Service offered
copies of:Gossip: Ten Pathway to Eliminate It From Your Life
and Transform Your Soul as part of a National Lahson Hora
Awareness Day program.
SYNAGOGUES FOR PEACE
The Synagogues for Peace program provides an exciting
way to touch your members with powerful ideas that will help enrich
and unify your community. This same program can be utilized by other
Jewish organizations seeking the same goal.
Here's how it works:
1) Your Synagogue chooses one of our current "Jewish Books for Peace"
or joins with us to select another appropriate book to use.
2) One or more members is offered the opportunity to sponsor distribution
of copies of the book. The number of books available will depend on
the funds raised. However, a program to be started at your synagogue
even if just one person participates.
3) One or more members who read the book are invited to share their
insights and reflections about the book to the rest of the synagogue.
Forums could include a special program during the week, a presentation
during a Shabbat service or meal, or a class focusing in greater depth
on the ideas presented in the book. In addition, a review of the book
could appear in the synagogue newsletter or e-mail list. In this way,
the impact of the the book is leveraged throughout the synagogue membership.