Cause of the Month: Sindyanna of Galilee

December 2019

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This month we are sharing with you in the box a special item from a special Israeli nonprofit. We are sharing with you our true longing for peace and coexistence. And our prayer for a peaceful and beautiful life here in Israel for all Israelis.

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Sindyanna of Galilee is a female-led nonprofit that actively promotes the concepts of “business for peace” and Fair Trade in Israel. Established in 1996, Sindyanna of Galilee operates among the country’s Arab population bringing deep functional expertise and a practical approach to build capabilities and deliver real impact.

Sindyanna of Galilee offers access to education and economic opportunities, alongside agricultural and financial advice, to Arab women and to some 200 local Arab olive oil producers from the Galilee, forming an important platform for change.

They aim to bridge cultural divides, encourage sustainable agriculture, and support organic farming. The staff consists of Arab and Jewish women who share a vision of peaceful coexistence, and work towards this goal side by side with skill, care, and a passion for the craft. By igniting economic activity, they enable Jews and Arabs to support each other in the process, and bring it full circle to empower women to be at the forefront of creating social cohesion and supporting Arab communities.

 

They also built a beautiful Visitors Center in Kufr Kana in the Galilee as a place where Jewish and Arab women work in equality and mutual respect. The center welcomes tourists from abroad as well as Israelis, while serving as a meeting place for Jews and Arabs. The Center has been beautifully furnished using recycled wood from nearby factories.

We long for peace and coexistence – and to make change you’ve got to start somewhere.

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