Tag Archives: PeacePlayers International

What She Learned Along The Way

Hi, my name is Alexa. I live in Washington, D.C. and go to Maret School. While preparing for my Bat Mitzvah, I didn’t know what my service project would be, so I did what any person would do — I turned to Google for help. PeacePlayers International was the first project I learned about that I really felt a connection to. I love playing basketball and I loved the idea of kids creating change. I also felt connected to Israel and Ireland (some of the places where PPI works) because I have ancestors from those countries. I was also happy […]


PeacePlayers International

PeacePlayers International 1200 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Suite 875 Washington, D.C. 20036 Contact: Adam Hirsch ahirsch@peaceplayersintl.org 202-408-5111 PeacePlayers International uses the game of basketball to unite, educate and inspire young people in divided communities, based on the premise that children who play together can learn how to live together. (PPI’s affiliate in Israel and the West Bank, PeacePlayers International- Middle East, promotes peaceful coexistence among Arab and Jewish young people in the region and provides positive extracurricular outlets for those from disadvantaged communities.) Children who play together can learn to live together. That’s the idea behind PeacePlayers International, a nonprofit organization that uses basketball […]


Found on The Mitzvah Bowl

The Mitzvah Bowl staff feels personally rewarded when we receive stories like this one. Keep the stories coming to info@themitzvahbowl.com! Here’s how Zac Emanuel’s Mitzvah Project evolved in his mother’s words (Stacy Emanuel). “Zac really wanted to have something to do with sports for his Mitzvah project. Last summer I was trolling the web for ideas when I came across your website. I saw info on PeacePlayers and the baseball collection drive and showed them to Zac when he came home from summer camp. He checked out the information and really liked what PeacePlayers stood for. He loved the idea […]