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Together, we will make laughter the language of the world!

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When it comes to peace, how would you describe yourself?
I feel the pain in the world
What do you believe are the 'burning issues' today?
War, Hunger, Poverty, Education, Our Planet, Violence, Inflation, Human Rights, Our Shrinking Freedom
So what is it?
All of the above and more!
What must we overcome to achieve peace?
Can we change the world?
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Director of the Jerusalem International YMCA Peace Preschool, where 120 Muslim, Christian and Jewish children learn and play together.
We all laugh in the same language!

We will plant seeds of coexistence and have the trees shout their voices out, the grass whisper them all around the world, making it a place where people are proud of who they are and what they want to become. A place where every man, woman and child can safely express their feelings, emotions and beliefs, A place were everyone accepts and respects one another no matter the differences. A place where everyone gets an equal chance to be who they really are.

We will pour hope into every river, brook and stream and let the world quench its thirst with laughter and with fun, filling it with the sweet sound of pure and innocent children at play.

We will hug the world with endless acceptance, warmth and compassion, making it a place where people are kind to one another just for the sake of being kind. A world where we love our fellow man almost as much as we love ourselves, and where people derive satisfaction from caring, supporting and giving one another whole heartedly.

With love we will banish all worries from the world, let them scatter in the winds forever.

We will let wisdom, diligence and persistence be a beacon of hope to all who dare to dream and struggle for Peace.

Using all of our power we will spread the joy of giving, creating a world of abundance, where every child and adult is healthy, happy, content and free.

Together, we will make laughter the language of the world!
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How YOU can help!

Dear Friends of the Jerusalem International YMCA Peace Preschool,

Some of you have asked about donating. PLEASE do not feel obligated.

Each year the Peace Preschool continues to advance its mission of coexistence. Sadly, many parents cannot afford the $6750 yearly tuition fee and have to apply for scholarships. A well known secret is that we accept ALL children that want to be in our Preschool, even if they lack the funds to do so. This is where YOU can make a difference- with the help from supporters such as you we can continue to achieve our goal of providing a unique early education and coexistence experience for our students of all faiths and their parents.
Any amount you can donate will help to support our scholarship fund.

There is no way to donate directly to the Peace Preschool via credit card or PayPal yet, but you can send a check to:

Mary Tikalsky
YMCA of the USA
101 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, ILL 60606

and designate the check for the JIY/Peace Preschool. There are no fees or deductions of any kind and 100% of the contribution will go to the Jerusalem International YMCA.

Thank you so much! Without your sponsorship, none of this would be possible.

Another question has been asked frequently- how can people send used toys, costumes, dolls etc. this is the address of the Peace Preschool:

Adena Levine
Peace Preschool
Jerusalem International YMCA
26 King David Street
POB 294

Make sure you mark the packages as “used toys” and “gifts”.

Thank you all again for your support! Please don't forget to let your friends know about this program and the beneficial influence it has.

We can and WILL make a difference.

Peace, Shalom and Salam!

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Peace Preschool in Jerusalem

Posted on October 29, 2009 at 10:02am 0 Comments

Dear Friends and Parents of the Peace Preschool,

We have a few website updates!

Last year, Mike Bussey, former CEO to the Jerusalem International YMCA and an organization called T2 gave us a donation for new playground equipment. It is finally here!

If you've got the time I'd love for you to see it in person. THANK YOU MIKE AND T2!!

Last Friday we had our first Family swimming day… The parents and kids enjoyed it tremendously.

This Friday Ronit and… Continue

Peace, Shalom and Salam!

Posted on June 26, 2009 at 10:31pm 0 Comments

Tell us what you think of the logos that were submitted to the Peace Preschools logo contest!

REMINDER! PEACE PRESCHOOL LOGO CONTEST Send us your idea of a logo design till 29th of June to: and win art from the kids!

Peace Preschool in Jerusalem- Please join our Facebook group and invite your friends. Together we can make a difference!

Peace, Shalom and Salam!

Peace Preschool in space!

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 7:44am 0 Comments

Heart to heart, Christian, Muslim and Jewish children are reaching for the stars!

As a courtesy, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is allowing certain items for use as mementos to be taken aboard shuttle mission STS-129. Our preschool has been given the opportunity to send a banner into space! It's in the shape of a spacecraft, it would involve the children and connect with Archie Harte (Heart to Heart). Archie Harte had a vision of the YMCA to be a place when… Continue

Peace Preschool logo contest!

Posted on June 16, 2009 at 7:43am 0 Comments


We have been thinking about getting a logo for the Peace Preschool. We'd like you to help us! Send us a logo design. We'll put some of our favorites up on our website- and our Facebook group page and then let you all help us pick the best. The person who designs the "winning" logo will get art done by the kids at the preschool as a thank you gift. Please send your designs till the 22nd of June to:

Peace, Shalom and… Continue

Peace in Jerusalem

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 8:39pm 0 Comments

Dear Friends and Parents of the Jerusalem International YMCA Peace Preschool,

Our website continues to be updated and added to. Last night we had a Preschool Cafe party and today we had a Shavuot party. Pictures of both are up on the site! As before, we have to make room on our main menu for the new pages but all the old pages and pictures can be found as items on the Photos page.

We hope you like the new photos! Don't forget to pass our web address on to all your friends… Continue

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At 7:35pm on June 8, 2011, Apolonia said…
At 7:34pm on June 8, 2011, Apolonia said…
At 1:39am on May 20, 2011, ABED MALHAS said…

Nobel Prize 4 Children;

The addition of children to Nobel; It will take a moment of your time but will impact for a lifetime; please send Emails to;; to include NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN; Imagine the great positive effect- to all World children-student-university-education- culture-innovation-education outlet-industry-media-etc.  & all humanity; let us all join to bring this beautiful concept to reality;  CASA ( 9680  Member / 155 Country & growing ); Imagine a million child  from UR country or globally; 2 send  emails in one day ( they will be at Guinness World records; Please in any event U do try 2 have an internet corner 4 people 2 debate & send   emails 2 Nobel committee supporting the idea of - NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN;!/pages/Nobel-Prize-for-Children/381573120725?

At 1:36am on May 20, 2011, ABED MALHAS said…


dear friend my lady   I am honored 2 ,TK U 4 UR positive energy ,support , LOVE 2 ART , children ,humanity & CREATION ,


let US Enhance, Tolerance, Cooperation, Understanding, Acceptance, World Peace ,Confidence ,,Recognition ,Human Rights ,Cultural Enrichment ,Positive Globalization - Love & Help the less fortunate - Love & Protect the Environment;

METHOD CASA is initiating six GLOBAL NEW concepts;

- ART OLYMPIC ( equivalent 2 Sport Olympic )



- CASA ( care and share art ) GLOBAL TOURING EXH.



please inform the leaders of  UR country  , children; students; schools; academics; artists; museum; gallery; art outlets; sponsors; decision maker; celebrity; media; industry; etc.

it will benefit U , them , UR  country & the World,
At 7:59pm on June 12, 2010, Eva said…

iPeace is deleted from David Califa the end of June. Here you can find a new home.

You are cordially invited.

Warm regards, Eva
At 12:56pm on December 7, 2009, Larry said…
At 8:22pm on November 22, 2009, Lisa MacDonald said…
At 10:12am on October 29, 2009, mody Ibrahem said…
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At 10:12am on October 29, 2009, mody Ibrahem said…
wish you beautiful day
warm,sunny and peaceful
good morning Pictures, Images and Photos
good morning Pictures, Images and Photos
At 7:07am on August 23, 2009, Nidal Khalili said…
that is amazing, thank you thank you for planting the seeds of peace

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