Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs
To Whom It May Concern:
It is my honor to lend support to further development of the Levantine Cultural Center (LCC) in Los Angeles as a place where people of all faiths can come together both for cultural exchange and dialogue.
In a time where people are circumspect of individuals and groups that are not from their backgrounds the LCC has given a home and a voice to diverse groups of people from the Middle East. Bringing together Jews, Kurds, Bahais, Armenians, Assyrians, Berbers, and others from Morocco on the west and Afghanistan on the east creates coexistence and comfort between the communities. Through programs where music, art, dance, poetry, literature and film are shared and discussed people get to know each other as people and individuals rather than being locked into stereotypes.
For this wonderful mission to be successful the LCC is in great need of a permanent home that is large enough to support its activities. As with any other non-profit organization goals such as these are only met through the generosity of other individuals and organizations which are in agreement with those goals. It is my hope that contributors will see the importance of the work that is being done by the LCC and that this will all come to pass.
Shalom,Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs