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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace


Chapter Activities

Atlanta, Georgia

To add your name to our Atlanta chapter mailing list and for more information about our activities and committees, please email us.


Upcoming Events


 


Past Events

SPONSORED BY ATLANTA BRIT TZEDEK V'SHALOM

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The Atlanta Chapter will have a listening session -- providing our supporters to share their concerns about the Gaza war in a supportive environment.
 The meeting will end with the Town Hall conference call with Daniel Levy.
For directions and further contact us by email.

Sunday, March 2, 2008
8:45am, Oglethorpe University, 448 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Development (IPCRI) tour with Gerson Baskin and Hanna Siniorav
Sponsor: Atlanta Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Limmud SE + Atlanta
For more information, contact the Atlanta Chapter by email

Saturday, March 1, 2008
7:00pm (registration) 7:30-9:00pm (program), Southern Center for International Studies, 230 W. Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, GA (Entrance on Arden Road - please park on East side of Arden Road Only)
Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Development (IPCRI) tour with Gerson Baskin and Hanna Siniora
Sponsor: Atlanta Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact the Atlanta Chapter by email

Monday January 8, 2007
Combatants for Peace Tour

Congregation Beit Haverim/Central Congregational Church
2676 Clairmont Road, Atlanta
Brit Tzedek's Combatants for Peace Tour will be coming to Atlanta on the evening of Monday, January 8, 2007. The two speakers, Elik Elhanan and Sulaiman Al Hamri, will be giving a talk at Congregation Beit Haverim/Central Congregational Church, located at 2676 Clairmont Road. More details to follow. For more information on the Combatants for Peace Tour, including bios of the speakers and a description of Combatants for Peace, please click here.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006, 7:30 PM
Brit Tzedek Atlanta Chapter Discussion

We will be hosting a discussion at the home of Rich Breitkopf on Wednesday, October 18 at 7:30 PM. The subject of the discussion will be: "Lebanon: Where Do We Go from Here?" Our special guest speaker will be Roxane Peyser, one of our Atlanta Brit Tzedek members who trapped in Beirut when the war broke out in July. For directions or for any questions please email Rich Breitkop.

July 26, 2006
Brit Tzedek Atlanta Chapter Meeting

The Atlanta chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom met for a group discussion and to listen to a presentation by Ted Peyser, a local member who spoke about his journey from Orthodoxy/right wing Israeli political views to a more inclusive, pragmatic, and humanistic theology as well as his wife's recent adventures in Lebanon. After his talk we continued the discussion, membership appeals were made, and the cease-fire fact sheet was distributed.

September 23, 2005
Beyond Gaza: The Role of the US and American Jews with Brit Tzedek President and former Member of Knesset Marcia Freedman. Please join us for an update on developments since the Gaza Withdrawal and analysis of the critical role the US and the American Jewish community can play in peace-making. This event was at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5303 Winters Chapel Road, Atlanta, following Shabbat Services and with a dinner to follow.

August 28, 2005
Brit Tzedek had a table at the annual Jewish Festival at the Marcus Jewish Community Center (Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody, www.atlantajcc.org, 770-396-3250).

January 24, 2005
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and The MJCCA Brill Institute of Jewish Learning bring you:"Kol Koleinu: Hear all voices: Creating a place for all Jews who love Israel to be heard" presented by Cherie BrownBoard Member of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, and the founder and executive director of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI),in Washington, DC.7:30 PM at the MJCCA Zaban Park, $5 MJCCA members/$8 non-members. To register or for more information, contact Robin at(770) 395-2599 or brill.institute@atlantajcc.org.

November 11, 2004
Former Member of Knesset, Naomi Chazan, spoke in Atlanta at the Tull Auditorium, School of Law, Emory University. The event was co-sponsored by Atlanta Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Carter Center and Emory University. News coverage.

August 29, 2004
Atlanta BTvS had a booth at the Annual Jewish Fest. The chapter reached out to over 15,000 members of the Jewish community and have some fun as well.

September 9, 2004
Please join us! On September 9, 2004, Marci Draluck and the Atlanta chapter hosted a house party in preparation for the Naomi Chazan speaking tour. For more information, contact Marci at marcidraluck@mindspring.com or you can contact Atlanta Chair Rich Breitkopf at wellen@mindspring.com.


Local Press Coverage
  • Common Ground News Service
    June 18, 2009
    What does it mean to be pro-Israel in the Obama era?
    By Jan Jaben-Elion
    Did US President Barack Obama’s speech in Cairo sharpen the differences in how American Jews espouse their support for Israel, or has it moderated the divergent opinions, bringing the wider pro-Israel Jewish community closer together? [Read More]

  • The Atlanta Jewish Times
    October 19, 2008
    Jewish Leaders Send Plea For Peace to Next President
    Four rabbis and two cantors from the Atlanta metro-area are joining nearly 700 others from across the country to seize on this traditional time for communal evaluation and reflection in calling on the next president to make vigilant U.S. leadership in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a top priority of his administration, reversing eight years of diplomatic neglect. [Read More]

  • The Atlanta Jewish Times
    March 14, 2008
    Letter to the Editor: Hope for Peace
    Jan Jaben-Eilon
    Atlanta’s Limmud offered the Jewish community an assortment of speakers and presenters, most of who were from our own community. But not all.
    Thanks to Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, two speakers came all the way from Jerusalem to share their insights into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [Read More]

  • The Atlanta Jewish Times
    January 21, 2008
    Letter to the Editor: Gift of Peace
    Jan Jaben-Eilon
    I just returned from Israel, where I had an opportunity to get a sense of the feeling on the ground about the "peace process" and President Bush's trip to Jerusalem. I was surprised by the incredible hopelessness and helplessness felt by many Israelis. Although they didn't seem to place much weight on Bush's visit, they hold onto a tiny thread of hope that only the United States can make the Israelis and Palestinians reach the negotiated two-state solution sought by the majority on both sides. [Read More]

  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    January 9, 2007
    Ex-Israeli soldier urges dialogue instead of fighting
    Moni Basu
    Elik Elhanan drove with fear into the heart of the Palestinian territories. The former Israeli soldier had never seen a Palestinian except down the barrel of a gun. Now he was about to meet face-to-face with former "terrorists" in an area that was off-limits to Israelis. Palestinian suicide bombers killed Elhanan's sister Smadar in downtown Jerusalem in 1997. She was 14. Innocent. Her life was brutally ended because she was Jewish. Read More

  • Savannah Morning News
    October 14, 2006
    Diane Cantor to lead Jewish peace movement
    Former school board president Diane Cantor has been named executive director of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, based in Chicago. The national grassroots movement claims more than 35,000 members working to educate and mobilize American Jews in support of a negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Atlanta Jewish Times
    June 3, 2005
    'Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace, Progress'
    When Israel celebrated the 57th anniversary of its independence recently, as American Jews we joined Israelis in celebrating the achievements of this small but powerful country.

  • Atlanta Jewish Times
    November 19, 2004
    Chazan: Don't Miss Opening for Peace, Former Israeli Lawmaker Cites Rare Opportunity
    Three major changes have created a small window of opportunity for peace in the Middle East, former Knesset member Naomi Chazan said last week at Emory Law School, calling the events an "unbelievably unusual convergence of circumstances" that cannot be ignored.

  • Atlanta Jewish Times
    June 4, 2004
    Listen to Arab Americans
    Last November, I attended the Brit Tzedek v'Shalom (Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace) conference, in Boston. The pro Israel organization advocates a negotiated settlement to the Israeli Palestinian conflict. There were many Jewish participants, including rabbis, Israeli politicians and military leaders. However, the speaker who made the strongest impact on my personal vision of a two state solution was James Zogby, Arab American Institute president.
 
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