COVID-19 Response

On April 21st, Playgrounds for Palestine sent a survey to our donors about using some of our funds for a COVID-19 emergency direct aid.  The response from our supporters was overwhelmingly in the affirmative.    Families throughout Palestine have been hard hit by the pandemic, particularly those who rely on income from day labor in Israel.  The villages of East and West Toura, southwest of Jenin are no exceptions.  They were historically agricultural communities that produced wheat, olives, tobacco, and various produce.  However, as Israel confiscated nearly all village farmlands in the early 2000s, breadwinners were forced to work in Israel as day laborers.  Since the pandemic lockdown took effect in early March, few have been able to work and families have been …

2019 Annual Gala. Thank you!

Thank you so much for coming out to support Playgrounds for Palestine at our annual gala! It was an incredible night of food, music, and fun. Thank you to our wonderful patrons, volunteers, speakers, staff, and to Olive Press Eatery for catering.

2019 Annual Gala Tickets!

August 7, 2019 Dear PfP Fam. Tickets are now available for PfP’s Annual Gala, and we hope you will join us Saturday, September 21, 2019 | 5PM – 9PMBodek Lounge | Houston Hall | University of Pennsylvania3417 SPRUCE STREET | PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104We have a lot in store this year and can’t wait to update you on what we’ve been up to. As always, we’ll serve yummy food and there will be plenty of time to mingle and catch up with friends. You don’t want to miss the gorgeous silent auction items, and we’re sure you’ll love the entertainment. It’s always a pleasure to see familiar and new faces at our annual gala and we’re so looking forward to it. We love and appreciate you, and we thank you for your support.love,PfP

Thank You!

PfP’s 2018 annual gala was fabulous.  Thank you to all of our patrons, volunteers, honored guests, UPenn facility staff, and Manakeesh (caterer), who made the evening what it was.

Join Us for PfP’s Annual Gala | 2018

Dear Friends, Tickets are now available for PfP’s Annual Gala, and we hope you will join us! Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 5PM – 9PM Bodek Lounge | Houston Hall | University of Pennsylvania 3417 SPRUCE STREET | PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104 This year’s dinner will be family-style, with a traditional maqloubeh pot and many sides on each table. Of course, vegetarian and/or vegan options will be available. You don’t want to miss the gorgeous items we’ve collected from around the world for our silent auction, and we’re sure you’ll love the entertainment. We also have some …

Dinner with Chef Anan Zahr

The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew invites you to a Palestinian Benefit Dinner with Chef Anan Zahr on Sunday, July 22nd, 3 PM to 6 PM. The dinner is co-sponsored by: Delaware Episcopalians for Middle East Peace, Delaware Churches for Middle East Peace, and Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew 719 N. Shipley St. Wilmington, DE 19801 Purchase your tickets here ($75 per person) Anan Zahr is a Palestinian American living in the US since the age of 11. She graduated from the University of California at Berkeley’s Department of …

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COVID-19 Response

On April 21st, Playgrounds for Palestine sent a survey to our donors about using some of our funds for a COVID-19 emergency direct aid.  The response from our supporters was overwhelmingly in the affirmative.    Families throughout Palestine have been hard hit by the pandemic, particularly those who rely on income from day labor in Israel. 

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