During these difficult days of uncertainty, division and violence, the Peace Preschool at the Jerusalem International YMCA continues to bring together 120 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.
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.