Have you been touched by “ways of peace” over the past year?
Perhaps you experienced a deeper connection to community concerns, or the vulnerability of illness or bereavement. Maybe you reflected on how your purchasing power could be leveraged for broader social benefit. You might have noticed how mindful responses to shared human needs throughout the life cycle can bring out the best in us and others.
The recent holidays offer values worth carrying forward into our daily lives. “Hanukkah” literally means dedication or rededication, and “Thanksgiving” is another word for gratitude. Gratitude can inspire a rededication to giving.
As you plan your end-of-year giving, we hope you will consider a donation to WAYS OF PEACE Community Resources. We recently celebrated our first anniversary of promoting peaceful coexistence, justice and kindness through spiritual support, community learning, personal guidance, and innovative resources for contemporary life challenges.
In 2013 our work was highlighted in The Jewish Daily Forward and Tablet Magazine (see previous posts below). Our innovative workshops and retreats were well-received in and out of New York. Between publications and programs, we were able to support individuals and families through both joyous and sorrowful changes in their lives.
We are pioneering a new model of social entrepreneurship, and we welcome your contributions to our efforts. Please click here to donate.
And if you’d like to bring WAYS OF PEACE to your community in the year to come, we'd love to hear from you.
With gratitude and many blessings for rededication in the seasons ahead,
Rabbi Regina Sandler-Phillips, MSW, MPH
for WAYS OF PEACE