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Photo Caption: Steel Drum Band Fundraising Event for Interfaith Youth

Image 1_Peace Drums
Image 1_Peace Drums
Peace Drums Project, an innovative music undertaking to create harmony and promote peace among Jewish, Christian and Muslim youth in Israel, hosted it’s 2nd annual Peace Drums Concert Event on Sunday, June 8, 2014, to help fund the next delivery of steel drums to Israel. The free event featured live Steel Drums Bands, delicious Israeli food, raffle prizes, and more!The Peace Drums Project began after local religious leaders met to brainstorm ways to promote peace in the Middle East. Upon learning that founder Harvey Price, who had already formed three successful youth steel bands in Israel, wished to form a Jewish, Christian and Muslim steel band made up of middle school-aged children, they embraced the idea.

Image 1_Peace Drums:(Pictured left to right) Bob Stoddard, Project Coordinator, Peace Drums Project; Rabbi Michael Beals, Co-Chair, Peace Drums Project; Deborah Baer Mozes, Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in Philadelphia; Harvey Portner, President Board of Commissioners, Commissioner – Third Ward (La Mott – West Elkins Park – Wyncote); Peter Abrams, Advisory Board, Peace Drums Project; Art Haywood, Cheltenham Township Commissioner and Democratic Nominee for State Senate; and Reverend Dr. Greg Jones, Co–Chair, Peace Drums Project.

Image 2_Peace Drums: Christiana High School Steel Drum Band with Harvey Price (right, front), Founder, Peace Drums Project.

BACKGROUND: Peace Drums, a Galilean Steel Band is a unique Delaware interfaith initiative promoting peace among Jewish, Muslim and Christian youth living in the Galilee region of Israel. Its goal is building trust — a trust that will continue into the future and will touch many people. It introduces peace­making and reconciliation through the shared activity of a dynamic steel drum band. The project is co-sponsored by Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace, the Jewish Federation of Delaware’s Community Relations Committee and Pacem in Terris. Learn more about the project at www.peacedrumsproject.org

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