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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace

CHAPTER ACTIVITIES

Eastern Maine

Who We Are
To add your name to our Eastern Maine chapter mailing list and for more information about our activities and committees, please email us.

Table of Contents
  Upcoming Events   Past Events
  Local Press Coverage   






Upcoming Events


Sunday, December 6, 2009
2:00PM
Husson University’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business

Hadas Ziv, Executive Director, Physicians for Human Rights – Israel. Hadas Ziv has worked with Israel’s Physicians for Human Rights for 14 years. She has served as Executive Director since 2004, and oversees a staff of 17 working with 1,500 members. She will talk about her organization’s work in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT), which has included working for Palestinians’ access to health care and the promotion of health rights of Palestinian women married to Israelis, but denied civil status.

For more information please contact Todd Miller at 207-992-9114.



Past Events

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth El, 183 French Street, Bangor, Maine
 
Please join Dr. Diane Balser, the executive director of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, as she speaks about  about the American Jewish outlook on a negotiated, two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the role that activists can play.  For more information please contact Barbara Kates at 207-947-6858.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009
7pm
Husson University's
Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business
Bangor, ME
 
Please join Aziz Abu Sarah as he will be speaking on "Keep Hope Alive!  Two Peoples, Two Stories...Finding the Turning Point for Israeli Palestinian Peace."   He serves as Palestinian chair for the Bereaved Families Forum in Israel-Palestine and as as the Director of Middle East Projects with the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution.   For more information please contact Barbara Kates at 207-947-6558.  Program sponsored by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.

Monday, April 20, 2009
6:00pm
Email us for location
 
This will be our next chapter meeting where we will have some great educational programs coming up.  We need your help and together we will help ourselves and others understand what is happening in Israel and the West Bank and Gaza. For more information please contact us by email.


Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth El
Bangor, ME

The Eastern Maine Chapter of Brit Tzedek v' Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, invites members of the Jewish Community to take part in an innovative program called The Listening Project.  The event is designed to create a safe and respectful place for Jews to listen and speak about their concerns for Israel.  The event will be led by Barbara Kates and Laura Levenson who are both skilled facilitators. For more information please contact us by email.

Monday January 19th
92 Cumberland Street
Bangor, ME

Join a meeting of the Eastern Maine Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom at the home of Brit Tzedek chapter co-chair, Barbara Kates
E-mail for more information.


Sunday, December 14th
5 pm
Early Channukah Party/Film Showing ($5 suggested donation)

Please join us for our next meeting, planned as an early Channukah Party/film showing.  It will be held at the Kosher home of Eric and Mandi Odier-Fink in Bangor.  Some of us will go early to cook together.  The film will be Breaking the Silence which consists of interviews with Israeli Defense Force veterans who served in Hebron.  Please phone or e-mail Eric to RSVP, and for directions: 942-6838;  And if warm people, hot latkes, and a great cause isn't enough, Todd will even perform a version of his semi-original "Hey!  Hey!  Nun, Gimmel!" (to the tune of Hava Nagila).

Monday, June 9th
6 pm
Bangor Public Library Story Room
Eastern Maine Chapter meeting

We’ll be planning our showing of the film “Promises” in Bangor and somewhere in Hancock County.  It would be extremely helpful to have additional people to help plan and staff these next events

For more information, contact Todd Miller at (207) 992-9114 or email

Monday, May 5th
6 pm
Bangor Public Library Story Room
Eastern Maine Chapter meeting
For more information, contact Todd Miller at (207) 992-9114 or email

Monday, April 14th
6 pm
Bangor Public Library Story Room
Eastern Maine Chapter meeting
For more information, contact Todd Miller at (207) 992-9114 or email

Sunday, March 2nd
9:30 am
Adas Yoshuron Synagogue
50 Willow St., Rockland [Directions]

Sunday, March 2nd
1:00 pm
Congregation Beth El
183 French St., Bangor [Directions]

The Psychology of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Aaron Ahuvia, National Secretary of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace

For more information please contact the Eastern Maine Chapter


Local Press Coverage


  • Bangor Daily News
    January 15, 2009
    Op-ed: To be pro-Israel, be pro-peace
    The American Jewish relationship with Israel has always been close. Israel is our spiritual homeland, and most of us feel a strong tie to both the place and the people. We worry when Israel is under attack, and we pray for an end to war. [Read More]

  • Bangor Daily News
    July 29, 2008
    River City Cinema to Screen 'Promises'
    A documentary film about the conflict between Palestinians and Jewish Israelis as seen through the eyes of seven children in Israel will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bangor Opera House. [Read More]

  • WMPG Community Radio
    March 9, 2008
    Listen to Brit Tzedek v'Shalom member Aaron Ahuvia interviewed on WMPG Community Radio (89.9 FM, Blue Hill; 102.9 FM), offer his perspectives on current events in Israel on Sunday Simcha. [Listen]

  • The Bangor Daily News
    March 3, 2008
    Rockland, Speaker: Israeli-Palestinian peace a matter of perspective
    By Walter Griffin
    Finding a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict might be possible if each side looked at its differences from the perspective of the other. That was the observation made by Dr. Aaron Ahuvia of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish American Alliance for Justice and Peace, during a talk at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue on Sunday. Once one learns to understand an adversary’s mind, one can hope to win his heart, he said. [Read More]

  • WERU Community Radio
    February 26, 2008
    Listen to Brit Tzedek v'Shalom member Rabbi Amita Jarmon of Adas Yoshuron Synagogue in Rockland, ME, interviewed on WERU Community Radio (89.9 FM, Blue Hill; 102.9 FM, Bangor), offer her perspectives on current events in Israel and her hopes for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [Listen]

  • Bangor Daily News
    February 23, 2008
    By Joni Averill
    From Joyce Schelling of Orland we learn the public is invited to hear Dr. Aaron Ahuvia of the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace discuss the psychology of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [Read More]

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