The Manes American Peace Prize (MAPP), has awarded the Hamptons Synagogue, led by Rabbi Marc Schneier, with the 2023 Manes American Peace Prize. The Foundation donates money to organizations and individuals that promote peace between different ethic groups, religions and countries through art and education.
“Rabbi Schneier is a fearless leader. It is through his dedication and work as the Rabbi/Founder of the Hampton Synagogue and as President of the Foundation of Ethnic Understanding, that have helped rebuild the historic Black-Jewish alliance and Muslim-Jewish relations around the world,” said Dr. Harvey Manes, founder of the Manes American Peace Prize.
Dr. Harvey Manes is an avid art collector and philanthropist. “We know that art brings people together,” said Manes. “Art has no boundaries,” he added, noting that it is often a bridge between people, countries and cultures.
The 500K awarded by MAPP to the Hamptons Synagogue, will be used to create the Manes Art Center at the Hamptons Synagogue location in Westhampton Beach, NY. It will display and celebrate the art that is already on premise including a Chihuly stained glass sculpture, the Robert Indiana Hebrew Love Sculpture and paintings by renowned artists Chagall and Agam, as well as promoting future donations of art to the Hamptons Synagogue.
“The Rabbi and I envision the center to become on par with the Parrish Museum in Water Mill and the Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton,” said Manes.