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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Monday, November 19, 2009
"A One-country/Two-state Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" with Prof.
Coming to us fresh from a trip to Israel, Herbert C. Kelman is a widely recogized
SPONSORED BY WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS BRIT TZEDEK V’SHALOM
Monday, November 9, 2009
Arik Ascherman, the Executive Director of Rabbis for Human Rights in Israel,
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 Carolyn Oppenheimer, 413-584-0722. Program sponsored by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.
This low-budget documentary explores the complicated life of Ezra Nawi, a
Combatants for Peace are a group of Israeli and Palestinian individuals who were actively involved in the cycle of violence. The Israelis served as combat soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces and the Palestinians were involved in acts of violence in the name of Palestinian liberation. They all used weapons against one another, and looked at each other only through weapon sights; however today they cooperate and commit ourselves to ending the conflict peacefully without violence through nonviolent means.
For more information please contact us by email.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Join the Western Chapter of Brit Tzedek for a gathering with pro-peace members of the Jewish community to discuss out thoughts, feelings and ideas about the current crisis in Israel and Gaza.
Two Brit Tzedek members just back from Israel will give a
Amen Sulha Peace Concert and Film Screening
Tickets are $14-20. Advanced tickets may be purchased at sulha.tix.com or by
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Please join us to for this chapter meeting! We will discuss Yonatan Shapira’s plea for help from American Jews and what we can do here in Western Massachusetts.
For more information pleace contact the Western Massachusetts Chapter.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Talk with Yonatan Sharpira: "American Jews Can Make a Difference in the Middle East Peace Process: an Israeli Jewish peace activist speaks out"
Monday, October 29, 2007
An evening with Bustan: a grassroots partnership of Jewish and Arab eco-builders, architects, academics, and farmers.
Please join us in an evening with Bustan’s founder Deborah Brous and director Ra’ed Al-Mickawi. They will address the political ecology of Israel’s Negev region, and BUSTAN’s efforts to recognize the ‘unrecognized’ Bedouin population living in southern Israel. It will certainly be an inspiring evening of music, slides, and stories of social and environmental justice!
For more information please contact the Western Massachusetts Chapter.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Presentation “On Both Sides of the Wall Encounters with Israeli and Palestinian Activists”
Please join us to hear Professor Stephanie Levin, a legal studies professor at Hampshire College and a founding member of Western MA Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, and Larry Rosenberg discuss their recent organized trip to Israel and Palestine for progressive American Jews through the Boston Workmen’s Circle. Also, Israeli refusenik Noam Bahat, who is now attending Hampshire College after serving two years in Israeli prisons for refusing to join the army, will also speak.
For more information please contact the Western Massachusetts Chapter.
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Tuesday,October 24, 2006, 7:00 PM
October 18, 2006
Brit Tzedek Western Massachusetts Chapter Discussion
7:00PM, Community Room, Florence Savings Bank, Hadley, (Corner of South Maple St. and Route 9, in the Whole Foods mall). Over the summer we had three well-attended discussions about the situation in Israel, Lebanon and Gaza. Many of you wanted to be there, but couldn't be free that night, or were away. Here is your chance. (And this time we are trying a venue that is HALFWAY BETWEEN Northampton and Amherst!) Some questions to ponder in advance that we will discuss together include: How has this "situation" affected you - personally, at home, at work, with friends, with other communities? What is the next most important thing that should happen over there? What, if anything, could we do as a Brit Tzedek chapter? As Jews in Western Mass? As a Jewish community?
July 27, 2006
Follow-Up Meeting and Action Ideas Discussion
We will have a follow-up meeting to the July 26, 2006 forum in order to discuss action ideas proposed the previous night. The meeting will be at the home of Nancy Felton and Joel Dansky in Northampton. For directions please email us or call 584-1299. Come and bring your ideas!
July 26, 2006
Community Forum on the Middle East
7:00pm at First Churches of Northampton, 129 Main Street, Northampton, MA. This Wednesday there will be a public forum on the Middle East co-sponsored by a number of non-Jewish groups, and Carolyn Toll Oppenheim will be the only Jewish speaker. It is at 7:00 PM at the First Churches on Main St. in Northampton. Please come and raise Jewish peace perspectives. Look for Nancy Felton with a box of Brit Tzedek tee shirts, for any of you who are willing to wear them! We will have our literature available as well. We decided tonight that it would be a good way to let folks know PEACE-ORIENTED JEWS ARE out there and make them curious to come ask us questions. This tactic was used by many Brit Tzedek chapters around the country, who went to the big pro-Israel rallies wearing Brit Tzedek tee shirts and had very positive responses.
July 25, 2006
Western Massachusetts Brit Tzedek Group Discussion
You are invited to a spontaneous gathering to discuss the dilemma we find ourselves in, as Brit Tzedek members, in this terrible time. We invite anyone who wants to join us to discuss what we and other Jews who are seeking a peace voice can do in our own communities. The gathering is taking place at 7:00PM the home of Carolyn Toll Oppenheim in Northampton. For directions and more information, please call (413) 584-0722 or email us.
April 27, 2006
Israel Decides: A Post Election Discussion - 7:00-9:00 pm
At the home of Marcos Kleinerman, Northampton. Please join the Western Mass Brit Tzedek v’Shalom chapter for an informal discussion of the post-election climate for peace following the two elections in the region?in Israel and Palestine?and the current situation in the region today.
We will kick off the discussion with brief remarks by Joel Dansky and Carolyn Toll Oppenheim and then open it up to a discussion among those gathered. For directions please email us.
February 26, 2006
TOWN HALL TELECONFERENCE WITH AKIVA ELDAR 2:30 - 4:30pm. Western Massachusetts Brit Tzedek v’Shalom will be joining a Town Hall teleconference with leading Israeli political pundit Akiva Eldar, chief political columnist for Ha?aretz, to discuss Israeli elections. We will participate in the conference call and then have our own discussion about his predictions for Israel’s elections next month, as well as his assessment of the impact of the recent regional upheaval on them. Send your questions in advance. We hope you can join us for this interesting event. For directions or for more information please email co-chairs Nancy Felton or Nancy Felton.
December 1, 2005
Chapter Meeting. To find out more about future events and activities, please contact Carolyn or Nancy.
June 15, 2005
Healing across the Divides: Peacebuilding while Fostering Improved Health among Israelis and Palestinians with Dr. Norbert Goldfield, Northampton physician and founder of nonprofit, Healing Across the Divides at 7:30pm. Co-sponsored by Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect Street, Northampton and Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, Western Mass. chapter of the Jewish Alliance of Justice and Peace.
September 9, 2004
Israel and Palestine 2004: A Personal Report from a Peace Delegation
A slide show and presentation, by Joel Dansky and Nancy Felton who were part of a Faculty for Israel Palestine Peace delegation in June 2004. They visited several areas of Israel and the West Bank and spoke with Israeli and Palestinian activists, academics and analysts. Nancy and Joel spoke about what they saw and heard and share their personal reflections on the situation. At the home of Carolyn Toll Oppenheim (dessert will be served) - 19 Yale Street, Holyoke.
February 29, 2004
Brit Tzedek Vice President speaks in Northampton about Geneva Accords. Congregation B'Nai Israel presents a discussion of the Geneva Accord. Diane Balser, Vice President of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom (Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace) who personally attended the signing of the Geneva Peace Accords will be the principal speaker with congregation member Joe Kushick, responding.
At the synagogue that same evening you can see the opening of a photography exhibit called "In the Spirit of Peace: The Land and People of Israel/Palestine," presented by local photographer /artist (and CBI member) Michael Jacobson-Hardy. The exhibition focuses on the shared humanity of the people who live in Israel/Palestine today. Congregation B'Nai Israel, 253 Prospect Street, Northampton, 7:00pm.
February 29, 2004
Brit Tzedek Western Mass chapter invites you to a pot luck reception to meet and talk with our national vice president Diane Balser more informally, at the home of Stephanie Levin and Bob Goodman, 133 Franklin Ave., Northampton, 5:00pm. No rsvp needed, just bring a dinner dish to share. This event is sponsored by the Brit Tzedek chapter.
March 30, 2003
"Reaching Out to the Other: Personal Experience of Israeli-Palestinian Peacebuilding."
By local poet and activist Merle Feld