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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace


Detroit, MI

Who We Are
The Detroit Chapter is currently in formation:
To add your name to our chapter mailing list and for more information about getting involved in our activities and committees, please email us.

Sheldon Klimist

Upcoming Events



Past Events


Saturday May 30, 2009

10:00 a.m
Congregation Shir Tikvah
3900 Northfield Parkway
Troy, MI 48084

Aaron Ahuvia will be giving a talk on The Psychology of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.  There will be Shabbat Services with Yiskor followed by Shavout Tikkun at 11:30 a.m.  This talk provides an accessible explanation of current psychological research, shows how this causes biases in the way both sides look at the other, and suggests practical ways of getting past these obstacles to achieve a lasting peace.

Sunday, October 12, 2009
“Israel and the 2008 Elections”
Congregation Beth Shalom
14601 W. Lincoln, Oak Park
FREE admission

Please join AMEINU and co-sponsors Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring and Brit Tzedek v'Shalom for a pre-election program.

March 9
1:30pm, Birmingham Temple, 12 Mile Road, between Inkster Rd. and Middlebelt Rd. (South side of 12 Mile Road)
Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Development (IPCRI) tour with Gerson Baskin and Hanna Siniora
Sponsor: Detroit Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Birmingham Temple
For more information, contact Rene Lichtman by email

Monday, October 1 at 8:00pm
Birmingham Temple
28611 West 12 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, Michigan


The speakers or panelists are: Frederic S. Pearson, Aaron Ahuvia and Thomas Abowd.

Professor Frederic S. Pearson is the Director, Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and the Detroit Council for World Affairs at Wayne State University. Dr. Pearson is a Professor of Political Science at Wayne State. In 2000, he was designated a conflict resolution consultant to the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century in Washington.

Professor Aaron Ahuvia is an Associate Professor of Marketing at the University of Michigan-Dearborn School of Management. Professor Ahuvia has worked or taught internationally in Italy, Finland, Denmark, Israel, Jordan, Yemen and Singapore. He is a national officer of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, and a long time activist in the Reconstructionist Movement.

Professor Thomas Abowd teaches Middle East and Urban Anthropology at Wayne State University. He has conducted several years of research in Palestine and Israel and has been involvedin a number of scholarly and activist projects related to the Palestine-Israel Conflict and anti-racist politics over the last 20 years. His reseach details the spatial construction of identity and difference in contemportary Jerusalem with particular interests in questions of colonialism and urban space.

Chapter Meeting
Tuesday, July 3, 2007 at 7:30pm

At the home of Rene Lichtman. To RSVP, please send us an e-mail or give us a
call at 248-932-1835. We would like to know how many will be attending.

Lets Get Organized!
May 30, 2007 at 7:30pm

Meeting on Brit Tzedek v'Shalom's campaign, "Let's Talk!" and how we can use it to empower and educate our community in favor of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At Rene Lichtman's. For more information or directions call Rene at (248) 932-1834 or Shel at (248) 661-2641

Monday, January 22, 2007
Combatants for Peace Tour
Congregation Beth Shalom
14601 West Lincoln Road, Oak Park
Brit Tzedek's Combatants for Peace Tour will be coming to the Detroit area on Monday, January 22, 2007. The two speakers, Elik Elhanan and Sulaiman Al Hamri, will be giving a talk at Congregation Beth Shalom, located at 14601 West Lincoln Road in Oak Park. Ameinu and Congregation Beth Shalom are co-sponsoring this event with Brit Tzedek. For more information on the Combatants for Peace Tour, including bios of the speakers and a description of Combatants for Peace, please click here.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 7:30 PM
Chapter Gathering
The Detroit chapter of Brit Tzedek will meet at the home of Shel Klimist on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 at 7:30 PM.  For location please call Shel at (248) 661-2641.

March 16, 2006
Steering Committee Meeting
We met to discuss the Bring the Settlers Home ad, the Letter to Rabbis, as well as the Israeli Elections and Hamas. For more information, please email us.

November 7, 2005
Brit Tzedek v’Shalom CEO Diane Balser
spoke on the topic “Can Israel Live With a Palestinian State?”

April 17, 2005
The Detroit chapter hosted a brunch with guest speakers Daniel Levy, Geneva Initiative Policy Director and Rafi Dajani, Executive Director of the American Task Force on Palestine. The event also featured Aaron Ahuvia, Brit Tzedek National Secretary and Ann Arbor chapter chair. 10:30 am at the home of Sheldon Klimist, Detroit chapter chair. Donations appreciated. Sponsor: Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, Detroit chapter. For more information, email us.

See Daniel Levy and Rafi Dajani at Wayne State University, Undergrad Library Auditorium (Bernath Auditorium), Detroit at 12:00 noon. Co-sponsored by the Wayne State chapter of Amnesty International, the Center for Peace and Concflict studies, the Department of Near East and Asian studies, and the joint task force on Middle East affairs and Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, Detroit chapter. For more information, contact Eitan Sussman or call (734) 730-8308.
Hear Levy and Dajani at Congregation Beth Shalom, 14601 W. Lincoln, Oak Park at 2:00 pm. Co-Sponsored by Ameinu/Labor Zionist Alliance and Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, Detroit chapter. For information, email us.

Local Press Coverage
  • Detroit Free Press
    May 6, 2005
    COMMENT: Gaza Withdrawal Requires Solid Leadership and Guidance
    Rafi Dajani and Daniel Levy
    As America busies itself with the first 100 days of the second Bush administration, Israelis and Palestinians are engaged with marking two other 100-day yardsticks that may define their respective futures. We have just marked the first 100 days of President Mahmoud Abbas, and are fast approaching 100 days to the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza.
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