It all started on a transformational trip in 2010...

 

 

Dr. Shari Rogers and a group of 40 other women from the Detroit area took a tour with well-known Holocaust survivor, Eli Ayalon at the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial 

 

After 37 years of silence he had a life-changing encounter with  Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel who urged him to speak about his experiences to give first hand testimony of the horrors of the Holocaust.

It all started on a transformational trip in 2010...

 

 

Dr. Shari Rogers and a group of 40 other women from the Detroit area took a tour with well-known Holocaust survivor, Eli Ayalon at the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial 

 

After 37 years of silence he had a life-changing encounter with  Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel who urged him to speak about his experiences to give first hand testimony of the horrors of the Holocaust.

 

 MISSION

Spill the Honey™ recognizes and honors the Jewish American community’s legacy of fighting anti-Semitism and revitalizing Jewish life after the Holocaust and the African American community’s legacy of enduring slavery and fighting for freedom. Both communities reached out to each other, and should do so again. The African American-Jewish connection can still serve as a foundation for teaching tolerance of cultural differences. It can not only not only sensitize inner city youth to the dangers of anti-Semitism, but educate Jewish young people who grew up in the suburbs, alienated from pluralist America’s urban roots, about the need to reconnect with their heritage of social action.

Spill the Honey™ is committed to advancing public knowledge of the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement and promoting human dignity.  Through artistic educational  programs, sponsored initiatives, and strategic partnerships, Spill the Honey™ furthers cultural tolerance, draws attention to contemporary injustices, and encourages young people to become compassionate, global citizens.

 BACKGROUND

 Spill the Honey™ was inspired by  the story of Eliezer “Eli” Ayalon, a Holocaust Survivor who has inspired thousands through his service at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Israel. Before being separated from his mother in Nazi Germany, Eli recalled her giving him a cup of honey and telling him to have a sweet life. He cherished that cup of honey as a symbol of hope, and he survived. Fifty years later, Spill the Honey™ is commemorating historic moments with an effort to build a sustainable movement of compassion across America.  

Spill the Honey™ recognizes and honors both the Jewish American community’s legacy of self-renewal in the wake of the Holocaust and the African American community’s legacy of freedom struggles during and after slavery as it seeks to bring awareness of the historic connections between these two communities.

 Like Eli’s cup of honey, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech has stood as a symbol of hope to humanity that we are capable of making the world a better place!

Spill the Honey™ founder Dr. Shari Rogers had the great good fortune to meet  civil rights leader Dr. Clarence B. Jones, a speechwriter and attorney for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. after hearing him speak at the Charles Wright African American Museum in Detroit Michigan.

Around the same time Jones had been speaking to long-time friend Lisa Weitzman from New York who suggested she reach out to Rogers. Dr. Rogers recollects, “ Lisa and I and Dr. Jones decided to raise our voices together to help rebuild the historic coalition between African Americans and Jews. We realized that the shared pain as well as unique ordeals of Jews and African Americans can be utilized to encourage and excite other diverse communities to join us in the fight against persecution and oppression that still exist.”

Lisa would become the executive director of the Spill the Honey Foundation and the executive Producer of the Shared Legacies documentary film.

 

The Spill the Honey foundation was born from this mutual desire to merge the shared legacies of slavery experienced by the Jewish and African American communities and use them as a springboard to inspire and educate the younger generation of leaders.

 

 MISSION

Spill the Honey™ recognizes and honors the Jewish American community’s legacy of fighting anti-Semitism and revitalizing Jewish life after the Holocaust and the African American community’s legacy of enduring slavery and fighting for freedom. Both communities reached out to each other, and should do so again. The African American-Jewish connection can still serve as a foundation for teaching tolerance of cultural differences. It can not only not only sensitize inner city youth to the dangers of anti-Semitism, but educate Jewish young people who grew up in the suburbs, alienated from pluralist America’s urban roots, about the need to reconnect with their heritage of social action.

Spill the Honey™ is committed to advancing public knowledge of the Holocaust and the Civil Rights Movement and promoting human dignity.  Through artistic educational  programs, sponsored initiatives, and strategic partnerships, Spill the Honey™ furthers cultural tolerance, draws attention to contemporary injustices, and encourages young people to become compassionate, global citizens.

 BACKGROUND

 Spill the Honey™ was inspired by  the story of Eliezer “Eli” Ayalon, a Holocaust Survivor who has inspired thousands through his service at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Memorial in Israel. Before being separated from his mother in Nazi Germany, Eli recalled her giving him a cup of honey and telling him to have a sweet life. He cherished that cup of honey as a symbol of hope, and he survived. Fifty years later, Spill the Honey™ is commemorating historic moments with an effort to build a sustainable movement of compassion across America.  

Spill the Honey™ recognizes and honors both the Jewish American community’s legacy of self-renewal in the wake of the Holocaust and the African American community’s legacy of freedom struggles during and after slavery as it seeks to bring awareness of the historic connections between these two communities.

 Like Eli’s cup of honey, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech has stood as a symbol of hope to humanity that we are capable of making the world a better place!

Spill the Honey™ founder Dr. Shari Rogers had the great good fortune to meet  civil rights leader Dr. Clarence B. Jones, a speechwriter and attorney for Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.. after hearing him speak at the Charles Wright African American Museum in Detroit Michigan.

Around the same time Jones had been speaking to long-time friend Lisa Weitzman from New York who suggested she reach out to Rogers. Dr. Rogers recollects, “ Lisa and I and Dr. Jones decided to raise our voices together to help rebuild the historic coalition between African Americans and Jews. We realized that the shared pain as well as unique ordeals of Jews and African Americans can be utilized to encourage and excite other diverse communities to join us in the fight against persecution and oppression that still exist.”

Lisa would become the executive director of the Spill the Honey Foundation and the executive Producer of the Shared Legacies documentary film.

 

The Spill the Honey foundation was born from this mutual desire to merge the shared legacies of slavery experienced by the Jewish and African American communities and use them as a springboard to inspire and educate the younger generation of leaders.

Values

  

Spill the Honey is about recognizing the inherent goodness in every person and encouraging one another to share that goodness with the world.

The cup of honey that Eli Ayalon’s mother gave him symbolized the sweetness of hope and allowed him to retain his humanity in the face of inhumanity and cruel discrimination.

Spill the Honey has taken this legacy as a vision and a mission to create a better future based on the core values that drive us:

H- Honest and respectful communication between people and communities is required to build a better and more peaceful world. Our goal is to foster mutual understanding and appreciation by truly listening to one another, so we can embrace our differences and celebrate our shared humanity.

O- Overcoming our differences through rich and meaningful shared experiences and educational initiatives that promote Awareness and Action.

N- Never judge or discriminate; all people are equal and should have the right to live a life of freedom. No tolerance for intolerance!

E-Encouraging the development of the unique potential that every person has to affect the world and make change through kindness and good will. We encourage every person to dream big and follow their passion in serving individuals and communities.

Y- Youth leadership training is the key to a bright future. Spill the Honey inspires the next generation to live a life of impactful service--to give back to their own communities and to create effective alliances with other communities for BIG change..

 

Values

  

Spill the Honey is about recognizing the inherent goodness in every person and encouraging one another to share that goodness with the world.

The cup of honey that Eli Ayalon’s mother gave him symbolized the sweetness of hope and allowed him to retain his humanity in the face of inhumanity and cruel discrimination.

Spill the Honey has taken this legacy as a vision and a mission to create a better future based on the core values that drive us:

H- Honest and respectful communication between people and communities is required to build a better and more peaceful world. Our goal is to foster mutual understanding and appreciation by truly listening to one another, so we can embrace our differences and celebrate our shared humanity.

O- Overcoming our differences through rich and meaningful shared experiences and educational initiatives that promote Awareness and Action.

N- Never judge or discriminate; all people are equal and should have the right to live a life of freedom. No tolerance for intolerance!

E-Encouraging the development of the unique potential that every person has to affect the world and make change through kindness and good will. We encourage every person to dream big and follow their passion in serving individuals and communities.

Y- Youth leadership training is the key to a bright future. Spill the Honey inspires the next generation to live a life of impactful service--to give back to their own communities and to create effective alliances with other communities for BIG change..

 

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