Making Peace Benches for DC

Posted by CapitolAreaInterfaithFriends1 on September 24, 2017 at 1:10 PM

CAIF worked at Washington Hebrew Congregation with their youth and Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center youth making peace benches. Rabbi Lustig talked to the kids about God being present when 2 people are face to face and he is in discussions with the DC Mayor to place these around DC in hopes they will inspire people to come together and talk face to face. The goal is for these three youth groups with youth in 7th and 8th grade to do several service projects together yearly through High School to forge a growing relationship. 

Annika: "First off, I thought it was really cool just to make the benches, and I also learned how to use power tools! It was awesome working together with people from different backgrounds, because you just ended up learning so much about them. I loved painting the benches because it was an opportunity to use my creativity and get messy at the same time. Its a project I would love to do again!”

Julia: "It was really fun to get together with people my age face to face to build and paint a peace bench together".

See our Photos page for an album of pix and to see the finished benches

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