Get Involved

Connecting with Media

We want to get our message out to people in all kinds of places and communities. Hope and peace-building begin with seeing what is possible through the work of the students and the residents of the "Oasis of Peace."

  • Check us out and like us on our Face Book pages;
  • Introduce our staff to an editor of your local newspaper. Contact us afnswas@oasisofpeace.org to set up a meeting
  • Have you visited the Oasis of Peace? Write about what you learned through your experience and send it to us. We can share it with our website readers or in one of our newsletters.

Introduce a Friend to the Oasis of Peace

As a small organization, we often find our best supporters through word of mouth. If you have interested friends or family please

  • Tell them about us
  • Share your recent AFNSWAS newsletter
  • Forward our website, www.oasisofpeace.org
  • Ask friends and family to give us the opportunity to send them a packet of information by postal mail or email.

Host an Event

  • Introduce a few of your friends to the work of the Oasis of Peace through a small after work, early evening, brunch or picnic gathering at your home. Our staff is glad to walk you through the steps, make suggestions for a focus and provide the needed print and AV materials.

If you live in or near a major urban center, it may be possible to set up a visit with one of our staff at your event.

  • Organize challenges or events like walks, bike rides or a golf, tennis or bowling tournament in support of a particular project at the Oasis of Peace: bilingual teacher support at the Primary School, Change Agents training programs at the School for Peace, Palestinian and Jewish Youth Encounters at the Pluralistic Spiritual Center; Humanitarian Medical Aid for Gaza and the West Bank.
  • Find a retailer who cares about Israel and Palestine and who wants to support something positive and would talk with you about donating a small percentage of sales on one specific day (one time only or once a month,) to the Oasis of Peace. We will provide you and the retailer with needed supporting materials.
  • Celebrate special occasions with your family and friends (bar mitzvahs, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, holiday parties, weddings) by asking that in lieu of traditional gifts, donations be made to the Oasis of Peace. Our staff can provide supporting materials and experience.

Volunteer or Intern for the American Friends

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Every year, we look for volunteers and interns to help us with various projects in our office. If you would like to volunteer for a few hours or for a longer time, from our office in Glendale, CA, please contact us at afnswas@oasisofpeace.org or at 818-662-8883.

Internship and Volunteer Job description:

The intern/volunteer will be actively involved in supporting the work of the Oasis of Peace.

An internship will include:

  • Working with staff on fundraising and development including research and grant writing,
  • Assisting with AFNSWAS' communication through clerical tasks, mailings, brochures, website, press contacts and social media
  • Events coordination during a visit with representatives from the Oasis of Peace

Desired skills are:

  • Good knowledge of the Middle East and of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,
  • Strong writing and organizational skills

Please note that this is an unpaid position. To obtain college credit, the intern will need to work with her/his college or university, and we will provide supervision and a letter verifying the work done.

To apply for an internship please email us at afnswas@oasisofpeace.org with a cover letter and resume.

Every year, the community of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam (the Oasis of Peace) receives an international volunteer for a period of 6 -9 months. If you would like to volunteer abroad in Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, Israel, information can be found here

Use the "Oasis of Peace" Curriculum in Your Classroom

AFNSWAS has produced a 4-part curriculum appropriate for high school students, based on the methods and experience of residents at the “Oasis of Peace” and the high school participants of School for Peace workshops. The curriculum explores issues of stereotypes, bias (personal and media), identity and conflict resolution.

Click here to download the free curriculum (900KB PDF) for use in your school, synagogue, church or mosque, or to share with a teacher or student you know.

For the corresponding video and background materials needed for the lesson, please email us at afnswas@oasisofpeace.org , subject “Curriculum Materials” and provide your mailing address so that we can send these items, free of charge.