Letter from Shepha Vainstein, President of reGeneration.
Sold Out Crowd at Last Sunday’s
reGENERATION INTERFAITH CONCERT FOR POSSIBILITY!!
Thank you to the nearly 650 people who filled Temple Emanuel for last Sunday’s reGENERATION CONCERT FOR POSSIBILITY. We shared a memorable evening of uplifting song and celebration with a remarkable variety of twenty world class artists and inspiring interfaith clergy.
Supporting the vision of reGeneration was the superb musicianship and humanity of the Yuval Ron Ensemble, Craig Taubman, Danny Maseng, the harmonic Muslim group Noor, master violinist Riad Abdel-Gawad, Ali Amr and more!
Audience members were moved by interfaith prayers and an enchanting candle-lighting ceremony offered by the children who accompanied Imam Jihad Turk, Rabbi Sharon Brous and All Saints representative, Carissa Baldwin.
Comments from esteemed actor Ed O’Neill, best known for his roles on Married…With Children (Al Bundy) and Modern Family (Jay Prichett), included an accounting of the remarkable story of Northern Ireland’s peace process. Mr. O’Neill asked us to remember that although we cannot change the past we can choose to change the future – and that focusing on Jewish, Muslim, and Christian children in the Middle East today can be a nexus for change tomorrow.
In the moments preceding the concert, Imam Jihad Turk led a group of Muslim attendees in evening prayer. This took place in the courtyard at Temple Emanuel, an event which embodied respect and tolerance in all its glory!
A broad range of thirty-seven organizations from Muslim, Christian and Jewish faiths co-sponsored this historic concert including All Saints Church, IKAR, The Islamic Center of Southern California, Temple Emanuel, the New Israel Fund and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. We’ll share more stories and photos about this historic celebration in our upcoming newsletter.
A lready underway are plans for next year’s concert which promises to be even more spectacular! We look forward to keeping you updated on this and other future events.
March 25, 2012
If you share our vision and want to join the team…
there are a multitude of volunteer opportunities at reGENERATION!
Below are just some positions we need your help to fill:
* IT: Someone knowledgable about Salesforce and other technology
* Office: Someone to help with data entry and other tasks
* Marketing: Someone to help us grow in name recognition and expand membership
* Press/Publicity: Someone with connections in L.A. area print (and possibly other)
media communities to garner coverage of events
* Homes: Those in the LA area who can open their homes or obtain suitable venues for
hosting events for fifty to one hundred attendees
* GOING VIRAL! : People who can make it happen for reGeneration by getting us “liked”,
“friended” and “followed” via social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
* Event Planners to help plan and execute events
* Writers, Photographers, and videographers for event coverage and publicity
*Videographers skilled at recording, editing and creating a finished product
* Historian with professional experience or a special talent for collecting and organizing press
clippings regarding reGeneration’s membership, events and accomplishments here and in
the Middle East
* Webmaster to update our website on an ongoing basis
Contact Patti at (805) 807-0624 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you want to volunteer.
This entry was posted
on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012 at 5:59 pm and is filed under URI North America.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
Both comments and pings are currently closed.
Comments are closed.