Friday, January 29, 2010
On Friday, Janaury 29th Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono, the lead singer of U2, visited Rabbi Schneier at Park East Synagogue. Through the work of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Rabbi Schneier and Bono have developed a friendship as they both work for the cause of human rights around the world. Day School students and parents were treated with the opportunity to meet Bono at an assembly was held in the Synagogue. Bono delighted a very excited audience by singing "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" and everyone joined in the chorus. Bono's visit capped a busy week for our Day School students who also had the opportunity to meet the Consuls General of Brazil and Austria. These visiting dignitaries offer our Day School students a unique way of learning geography and social studies.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This auction is for a mini basketball that was signed by both Magic Johnson and Byron Scott during the regular season when the Lakers played the Phoenix Suns in Jan 1988.
You will also get the Ticket Stub and the photo of Magic Johnson taken by Dion, the founder of the Bono Street Team, when she had this ball signed. The Lakers went on to win the NBA finals. Byron Scott was a MVP of the game!
This very special ball was provided to Many Hearts Many Causes founder (Tammy P.) to auction off on behalf of Dion the founder of the Bono Street Team with 100% of the proceeds to go to Children's Chernobyl Project International. In honor of Ali Hewson for all the work she does for CCPI.
About the Chernobyl Children's Project International - They help children and communities who suffer the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Their life saving work has been featured in PEOPLE Magazine and the film "Chernobyl Heart."
To learn more about their wonderful work go to their website at - http://www.chernobyl-international.org/
WHAT IS SUDAN365?
Sudan365 is a year of campaigning for Sudan. It has been organised by a coalition of groups including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Save Darfur, FIDH, Refugees International, Darfur Consortium and Arab Coalition for Darfur. More info at http://www.sudan365.org/
In 2011, a referendum will determine whether or not the Southern region of Sudan becomes independent from the North. Experts fear that instability in the run-up to the referendum or its aftermath could reignite a civil war and cause massive human rights abuses unless international efforts are intensified to find a peaceful path through the next 12 months.
Monday, January 11, 2010
2009 was a great year for ONE and 2010 can be even better if we all pledge to take action and raise awareness about the power we all have to advocate for a world free from extreme poverty and preventable disease. Visit the ONE Blog http://www.one.org/blog/ for the very latest on what ONE members can do to make a differenece.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
We are doing this to help raise money for charities close to our hearts. This includes but not limited to, the following below.
The Global Fund - The Bono Street Team is an affiliate for the Global Fund.
African Well Fund
We also would like to invite anyone celebrating an upcoming birthday to use Make a Birthday Wish for Charity option for the Bono Street Team.
All funds raised will go to whoever our current beneficiary is.
It can be found at the following link -
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Child Fund - http://www.childfund.org/
Food For The Hungry - http://www.fh.org/
Save The Children - http://www.savethechildren.org/
Women for Women International - http://www.womenforwomen.org/
World Vision - http://www.worldvision.org/
Friday, January 1, 2010
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,
Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.