Non-profit organizations, Passages and StandWithUs Raising Awareness on Rise in Anti-Semitism through New Project
Dallas, TX – On October 19, Passages and StandWithUs will be releasing a new rendition of the popular anthem, “The Blessing” to raise awareness about the rise of antisemitism around the world. This rendition will feature a beautiful collaboration between talented Christian and Jewish performers and students from Israel, the U.S., Ethiopia, South Africa, and Nigeria who have all come together to celebrate the inspiring words of Numbers 6:24-26:
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
In recent years, antisemitism has reached new highs in the US and around the world. Both Passages and StandWithUs, a U.S.-based Israel education non-profit that challenges misinformation and opposes anti-Semitism, are committed to fighting antisemitism in all its forms. This new rendition of the blessing is an opportunity to do just that.
“I believe that music has the power to transcend the boundaries of our cultures and speak to the hearts of each and every person who hears it,” said Scott Phillips, Executive Director of Passages. “This is why I am proud for Passages to partner with StandWithUs and support these talented international artists and students for The Blessing Project. Our prayer at Passages is that this project can strengthen the ties between Christians and Jews, and promote a deeper understanding of both Biblical and modern Israel.”
The Blessing Project will unite several of the world’s leading musical artists, including Ricky Skaggs, Dudu Aharon, Eden Meiri, Avraham Tal, Narkis, Rahel Getu, Mynah Rams, Jacky Clark-Chisholm, and Gali Atari. Each of these incredibly talented and renowned singers have come together to celebrate their shared heritage and take a stand against the rise of antisemitism in the world today.
“StandWithUs is honored to be part of this important project with Passages. At a time where anti-Semitism and hate are plaguing the world, we are grateful to our Christian brothers and sisters at Passages who stand in solidarity with the Jewish community and the State of Israel, as communicated in this video,” said Roz Rothstein, founder and CEO of StandWithUs. “This musical project continues to build a unique bridge between our communities, and we look forward to seeing how its message inspires and empowers people around the world.”
Passages is a non-profit organization that strengthens the faith of American Christian college students, connects them to Israel, and prepares them for a life of Christ-centered leadership through a nine-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land and intensive post-trip education opportunities.
Passages has three goals in mind: to build up the next generation of Christian leaders by helping them to strengthen their faith and identity and by building bridges of understanding and friendship with Israel. To learn more, visit passagesisrael.org.
StandWithUs (SWU) is an international, non-profit and non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism.
Through university fellowships, high school internships, middle school curricula, conferences, materials, social media, educational films and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their schools and communities about Israel.
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Los Angeles, the organization has chapters and programs on 5 continents, including the U.S., Israel, UK, Canada, South Africa and Brazil.
For the last 9 years, SWU has consistently received the highest possible ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum).
To learn more, visit www.standwithus.com.