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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom

Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace

Chapter Activities

Pittsburgh

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

Who We Are

Chair Rabbi Art Donsky



Upcoming Events





Past Events


Sunday, May 17th, 2009
7PM
JCC of Greater Pittsburgh

Aaron Ahuvia, a Professor of Marketing at the University of Michigan - Dearborn School of Management and Brit Tzedek Board Member will be speaking on "Brit Tzedek and the formerly Silent Jewish Majority". For more information please contact us by email.


Monday May 18, 2009
 
8:30 am
Falk Library, Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue

Aaron Ahuvia will be giving a talk on "Talking to Anti-Semites about Israel: To Dialogue or not to Dialogue" and how to communicate more effectively to any audience.  This talk draws on psychological and marketing research, as well as studies specifically on popular attitudes about Israel, to formulate a strategy for effective public relations and image management. Sponsored by Pittsburgh Area Jewish Committee and Brit Tzedek V'Shalom, Pittsburgh Chapter.  For more information or questions please email.


Monday, April 13th, 2009

7pm
Jewish Community Center
Levinson Hall
5738 Forbes Avenue

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a 53-year-old Palestinian obstetrician and public health expert, is looking for ways to harness his loss to the cause of peace and mutual understanding. Through his work in Israeli and Palestinian hospitals with Israeli and Palestinian patients and colleagues, he speaks out against violence and oppression and, by example, spreads the humanistic values in which he so strongly believes in.  Dr. Abuelaish will speak about his life experiences, the situation in Gaza and the future.   For more information please contact us by email.


Thursday, January 15, 2009
7:00-9:00pm
Levinson Hall, Jewish Community Center
5738 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA

Brit Tzedek-Pittsburgh will be participating in a program - Hope Under Threat: Alternative Jewish Voices from Sderot & Pittsburgh.

Join us in a discussion with participants live from Sderot and Gaza. We will hear from Israeli blogger, Eric Yellin, Dr. Izzeldin Abuleish, a peace activist in Gaza and our very own Diane Balser, executive director of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom. For more information, contact us by email.




Local Press Coverage
  • The Jewish Chronicle
    April 13, 2009
    Pittsburghers create new chapter of Brit Tzedek

    Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, a national organization dedicated to promoting a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians, has formed a new chapter in Pittsburgh. [Read More]

  • The Jewish Chronicle
    January 14, 2009
    Gazan physician speaks to Pittsburgh via phone at JCC
    By Lee Chottiner

    Dr. Izzedin Abuleish sits with his children in the middle of their apartment in the northern Gaza Strip. They have no electricity and they’re afraid to move about too much — Israeli soldiers are suspicious of any movement they see, he said.“It’s a real tragedy,” Abuleish told The Chronicle in a phone interview Wednesday from his apartment. “We see the death in front of us every moment. I am sitting with my children, helpless.” [Read More]


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