Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
4 Reviews
12345
Previous | Next
Write A Review
February 25, 2013

more

February 25, 2013

Great organziation that really makes a difference, can't praise them enough for the work they do.

More feedback...

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 18, 2011

more

July 18, 2011

I teach at Brandeis University, where we were given an endowment to bring pairs of Israeli peace activists, each consisting of a Jew and a Palestinian, to our university for a full four year liberal arts education, all expenses paid. We are able to fund three pairs in every four year cycle in the Slifka Peace Scholarship program.
Among the remarkable beneficiaries of this largesse was Noam Schuster, class of ’11, our first Slifka Scholar from the Palestinian-Jewish peace village Neve Shalom/Wahat as Salaam. Although we have enjoyed the presence of many exceptional Slifka scholars before, by her background which immersed her fully in Arabic and Hebrew and in both Israeli Jewish and Palestinian cultures, Noam became a profoundly effective peace advocate and activist during her four years at Brandeis. She and other Slifka scholars created peace organizations and sponsored speakers, films, and forums that were truly educational and appreciated on our campus.
The village, whose name means Oasis of Peace, is a tiny redoubt of absolute decency and determination to battle the forces of separation and ethnic/religious superiority that have infected both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian relationship for over half a century. NSWAS locates itself in that growing sector of Israeli society that sees that no one is free until everyone is free and that inclusiveness and mutuality are the ways to peace.
As a board member of American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat as Salaam, I am glad to contribute what I can in terms of board participation, to the sustenance and growth of NSWAS, a model of inter-communal struggling, striving, and accomplishments.
---Gordon Fellman, board member of and Professor of Sociology and Chair, Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Program at Brandeis University

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my several visits to the village and my acquaintance with several of its members .

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

figure out how to build a philanthropic tradition in Israel and ways for village to raise needed funds in its own society.

March 23, 2011

Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam – the Oasis of Peace in Israel, serves as a model and a beacon to the world that with understanding, peace is possible. This unique village maintains the first school of its kind where children have a chance to learn what it means to respect each other, understand each other’s histories, and celebrate each other’s holidays. Their dialogue programs provide forums for journalists, attorneys, professors, and many other professionals from all parts of the world to address issues of conflict. These and scores of other unique programs would not be possible without the support achieved through the efforts of American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam. This very small staff, with the assistance of volunteer board members, has achieved outstanding financial response over the years. Despite the recent economic downturn, they are maintaining contact with donors and educating new groups of potential supporters throughout the United States. Through these efforts, American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam anticipates continued and future financial support.
I am proud of my involvement with American Friends of Neve Shalom Wahat al Salam for over twenty years as a past board member, past board president, continued advocate and financial supporter.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have visited the Village to learn more about their needs for funding.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

i would encourage all board members to visit the Village.

March 22, 2011

The peace village of Neve Shalom/Wahal al Salam is a shining light that is deperatly needed in that troubled region of the world.

Arabs and Jews relating and working together is what God wants from her/his people. The American Friends of Neve Shalom Wahat al Salam plays a very important
role is making that happen.

It is my honor to support and engage peace and mutual respect.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They keep me informed of the daily activities at the village.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing needs to be changed.

Previous | Next
Write A Review

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

Help raise money for the binational educational programs of the Oasis of Peace. Volunteer