Any donation can help us purchase and distribute "Jewish Books for Peace"
to Jews of all backgrounds. If you donate $36 or more, a book can
be sent to you or someone you choose, and your contribution acknowledged.
A book can also be dedicated to observe a yartzheit, honor a loved one,
celebrate a simcha, to help heal one who is sick, or for any other special
occasion. After making your donation on this page, simply contact :
email@example.com or 212-877-9309 and provide us with the
details of your sponsorship.
Jewish Books for Peace-- A project of Aish HaTorah New York
Rabbinic Advisor: Rabbi Henry Harris
Founder/Director: Gary Tolchinsky
JEWISH BOOKS FOR PEACE:
A Spiritual Response to Terror
"The ultimate victor will not be the one with the most powerful weapons.
It will be the one with the most powerful spiritual vision."
--Rabbi Simon Jacobson
History has shown us time and time again that the true strength of the
Jewish people lies in its relationship with G-D and each other.
While diplomacy and military power may be tools in our quest for
peace, our ultimate success in achieving this goal can be determined
by our thoughts, words and actions. Jewish Books for Peace was established in 2005 to help meet this challenge.
Jewish Books for Peace distributes free books which can empower each of us to strengthen Jewish unity and identity in our daily life. Jewish Books for Peace have included:
*Harmony: Formulas, Stories and Insights by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
*Jewish Matters by Doron Kornbluth
*Gossip: Ten Pathways to Eliminate it From Your Life and Transform
Your Soul by Lori Palatnik and Bob Burg
*Inspiring Lights (Chanukah) by Afikim Foundation
*Life is A Test by Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
*What the Angel Taught You by Rabbi Weinberg
*Kindness: Changing People's Lives for the Better by Rabbi Zelig Pliskin
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON YOUR OWN OR AS PART OF A
SYNAGOGUE OR GROUP
ON YOUR OWN:
1) Sponsor any of the Jewish Books for Peace listed above for just $18 and receive a copy of that book. After getting the book, it's up to you how you want to use it.. For example, you could share some of your thoughts on our webpage, pass the book on to a friend, or simply apply the ideas which inspire you in your daily life.
2) Sponsor a Jewish Book for Peace for others. You can sponsor one or more books to be sent to a friend or organization. The recipient will then receive the book with an acknowledgement of your support.
AS PART OF A SYNAGOGUE OR GROUP:
The Jewish Books for Peace Synagogue/Group Program allows synagogues and organzations to empower their members to strengthen Jewish unity and identity in their daily lives. While the program can be custom designed to suit each group's needs, here is how a typical project could work:
1) Jewish Books for Peace can donate up to 10 copies of any of the above books to your group to begin the program. Your group then finds 1 to 10 members who agree to read the book and share some of its themes on your website or newsletter.
2) About one month after the book is distributed, your group can hold a program at which one or more of these members discuss how the ideas in the book can be applied in the daily life of each individual.
3) Throughout the project, groups are encouraged to find members who wish to commemorate a yartzheit, mark a special occasion, or honor someone by sponsoring one or more copies of the book. These books are then made available to other group members to expand the impact of the program.
You can be part of our mission by sponsoring a book in memory or in honor of a loved one, to serve as a source of merit to one who is ill, or to mark a special occasion. Each book costs only $18 to sponsor. For $180 dollars, you can sponsor 10 books and for $1800 you can sponosor 100 books. Please contact Gary Tolchinsky at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOUT THE RABBINIC ADVISOR AND FOUNDER/DIRECTOR OF JEWISH BOOKS FOR PEACE
*Rabbi Henry Harris is the Educational DIrector of Aish New York. Prior to receiving Rabbinic ordination, Rabbi Harris studied history at Columbia University, wrote for The Washington Post and taught inner city youth in NY. Rabbi Harris has developed numerous innovative programs at Aish in the area of personal and spiritual growth, leads the Aish NY Shabbat service and directs the Aish NY Jewish Social Action Project. He lives with his wife Tzipora and their children in Manhattan.
*Gary Tolchinsky is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where he studied mediation and alternative dispute resolution, and subsequently served as Editor of the newsletter of The Rutgers University Center for Negotiation and Conflict Resolution. He has also worked as a fundraising copywriter for Jewish non-profit organizations, spoken on a variety of topics at synagogues on the Upper West Side of New York, and serves on the Advisory Board of the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry.