Since the drawing up of this homepage, our organization has reached its aim of fomenting the peaceful coexistence by financing the Foundation for bilingual and multicultural education in child care. The Kindermissionswerk “Die Sternsinger” has helped our organization financially and organizing the necessary cooperation with the organization “Hand in Hand” in Jerusalem, which runs the foundation. The financial means of our organization were completely spent for this project, so that on the general meeting on the 25th of November 2016 the members decided to dissolve the organization because it fulfilled its aim. With the establishment of the “Peace Foundation Jalil Schwarz – Peace Cook”, the Kindermissionswerk and Jalil will continue their engagement for multicultural projects in the Holy Land.
Ahlan wa-Sahlan, أهـلاً وسـهلاً
This is an invitation to learn about the Peace-cook Jalil Schwarz and his project in Israel.
I come from the Arab city Ramla near Jaffa, which belongs to the state Israel since 1948, and I come from a Christian – Palestinian family, who lived in Ramla. In the year 1947 I and 14 other children from our boarding school in Nazareth had to leave my country and fled to Lebanon, at the age of eleven, without my father and siblings, who lived in Ramla. Some years later I came to Bethlehem and Jerusalem, where I spent 4 years without my family. (Bioraphy)
Since the end of 1954 I live in Germany, predominantly in Cologne, actually in Bergheim, Erftkreis, and I have German citizenship since 1965.
When I visited my hometown Ramla in 1985, I noticed that the educational level of the Arab children was quite low. In order that the few Christians in Israel have a better future and stay in the country as “living stones” of the church, I committed myself to help a Christian community in Ramla to build a secondary school. Thanks to generous donations, support of the church, my cooking activities in Germany and last but not least with the iniciative of the population in Ramle, the school could be finished and furnished in 1994. It is visited by about 600 Christian and Muslim pupils from grade 5 to 12.
The bilding a kindergarten for Jews, Christians and Muslims in Israel, that was my dream.
From the numerous visits in my hometown I had to learn that the gap between the Arab and the Jewish population has become larger, although they have been living next to each other for decades Therefore I decided to build an inter-religious kindergarten for Jews, Christians and Muslims, so that from an early age, the children in this kindergarten can grow up together in peace and learn to tolerate and accept each other. Despite intensive efforts from our association Abrahamszelt and myself, for different reasons it has been not possible to build this interreligious kindergarten in Israel.
HOPE IS THE LAST TO DIE
In order to keep to the aim of a peaceful coexistence in the kindergarten, our association Abrahamszelt has decided to support a project for the education and training of child care workers for bilingual and multicultural education in kindergarten. With the help of the Kindermissionswerk Die “Die Sternsinger” we foment and finance the establishment of the Foundation for bilingual and multicultural education in child care, organized and run by the organization “Hand in Hand“ , Jerusalem.
My goal is to make the Foundation for Bilingual and Multicultural Education in Child Care a reality.
Shalom (שלום) , Salam (سـلام), Schlomo, Frieden, Pace, Мир, Vrede, Pokoj, Shakti, Be´ke, Paix, Fred, Rauha, Ειρήνη, शांति,和平
Uri Avnery, Avi Primor und Sari Nusseibe (Lew Kopelew-Preis 2003 in Köln)
For more information contact:
Jalil Schwarz, Palmenweg 58, D-50127 Bergheim Tel.: 0049 22 71 / 9 29 65 ; E-Mail; firstname.lastname@example.org OR
Fund of Sternsinger Foundation: Stephanstr. 35, D-52064 Aachen Tel.: 0049 241 44 61 – 9225; E-Mail: kontakt@sternsinger-stiftung
“ Peace Foundation Jalil Schwarz – Peace Cook“
PAX – BANK, Cologne
IBAN: DE94 3706 0193 0000 1090 10 * BIC: GENODED1BAX
External Donation / Donation: Peace Foundation; Jalil Schwarz – Peace Cook