Since 2005 events have been held in many U.S. locations featuring Palestinian, Israeli, and other international speakers who advocate for peace in the Holy Land.
Leading interfaith journeys to the Holy Land to observe the violation of human rights in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian land as well as witness the work of non-violent peacemakers in the region.
Tree of Life Educational Fund and its partners are working together to encourage Congressional support for H.R. 2590 – The Palestinian Children & Families Act. Help encourage Congressional support for this important Human Rights legislation by having your organization sign a Resolution in Support of H.R. 2590
In October, we are planning a program with a special focus on Hebron that will be offered in locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Hebron or al-Khalil is alway on our Tree of Life itinerary, for a journey there helps to underscore how brutal the Israeli occupation is for the indigenous people of the Land of Canaan.
During our March Tree of Life Journey, participants met with an organization – “Spring Nostalgia” – near Nazareth that works with children and teenagers who have suffered from cancer.
After a successful 2022 journey we are excited to be making preparations for our next journey!
With Ramadan being even earlier in 2023, we plan to depart in either late February or early March. We’ve already heard from many who are interested in taking part in our next journey, and soon, as we get more information, we’ll be sure to post the details on this website.
In the meantime, check your calendars, and let us know if you’re interested!
Last year we sold 1.5 tons of organic fair trade Palestinian olive oil. After our expenses, all the proceeds are used to support our academic scholarships, and so we like to refer to the sale of olive oil as our Education in a Bottle program. The olives that produce this oil come from farms in Palestine. Families continue to work their land despite water shortages and being encroached upon by illegal settlements.
“The Palestine problem is not just a problem for the 13 million Palestinian natives (2/3rd refugees or displaced people) but it is a global issue demanding a global solution like happened in South Africa. That is why we really appreciate the amazing work done by TOL to shed light on this issue and get action towards justice and human rights. From Palestine we salute and welcome you. ”
“TOL is an amazing story. It’s the only place that puts together Christians, Jews and Muslims. At the same time they can join together the story of the Indigenous Bedouins of the Negev and the native Americans all together in the great country of the USA… If TOL didn’t exist someone had to invent it. It’s necessary. It’s genius. I love the idea and concept”
“We can be a gate in a place that has known so many walls. We will be a voice for those who think that no one listens and no one cares. We will do all that we can to restore justice and decency and integrity to our human institutions. We will live and work and dream for that day when the streets of Jerusalem shall be filled with boys and girls, Jews and Christians and Muslims playing in the street, no longer divided, no longer afraid.”