Shonim B’Yachad/Different Together

17 Jun

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Please visit to help The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee earn an additional $1,800 for the project.

Since 2003, The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has partnered with Embracing Our Differences to exhibit billboard size images created by local, national and international students reflecting their interpretation on the diversity theme. Over the years, the popular waterfront exhibit has touched close to two million people. Inspired by the local successes of Embracing Our Differences, the Federation decided to develop a similar exhibit in Israel named Shonim B’Yachad, or Different Together in Hebrew.
More than 20 schools and community centers throughout central Israel, including Tel Mond, the sister city of Sarasota, participated in Shonim B’Yachad/Different Together. Students from every facet of Israeli society, including Muslims, Christians, and Jews, submitted artwork. A panel of leading Israeli artists selected 35 of the most meaningful images to enlarge to billboard size for the Shonim B’Yachad/Different Together exhibit, which opened March 19, 2015 in Jaffa, Israel.
If the first year of our success with Shonim B’Yachad/Different Together is any indication, we are about to embark on a life changing educational tool that will impact the next generation of all creed, religion and orientation. The acceptance of the program in Israel has been remarkable. We have been asked to extend the exhibit this year and we are already planning for the next, while exploring additional partnerships and sponsors that will help us perpetuate this vital endeavor.
This is a modest effort to underwrite the English language social media presence. To help us raise our social media visibility, please visit The top three fund-raisers receive an additional $1,800. For more information, view images from the recent exhibit and for updates please LIKE Shonim B’Yachad/Different Together on Facebook at

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