|Engaging Young Adults in Middle East Peace Work
Jennifer Goldstein, Rebecca Hartman, Barry Joseph, and Jessica Rosenblum
Rebecca Hartman, chair of the Madison, Wisconsin chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, currently works for the Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice of South Central Wisconsin, and is also the Education Director for Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Madison's Reconstructionist and Renewal Congregation
Barry Joseph, Secretary of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, currently directs a human rights Internet program for urban youth with Global Kids and works as a freelance writer. He was a co-founder of the Alliance for Judaism and Social Justice and has been involved professionally with developing innovative new media content since 1995. In 2001-2002 he contributed to the debate about anti-semitism at the U.N. World Conference Against Racism in a Forward Op-Ed; published a personal essay in Tikkun magazine about learning to live in fear as a post-9/11 NYC Jew, and interviewed Tony Kushner on Israel for In These Times magazine.
Jessica Rosenblum, Brit Tzedek's Assistant Director, has worked and studied in Israel and the Territories and is proficient in Hebrew and Arabic. She previously worked as a communications consultant for non-profit organizations including New Israel Fund and Americans for Peace Now. She holds a MA in Middle Eastern Studies from University of Chicago.
Beth Wasserman is Co-Chair of the Boston Brit Tzedek Chapter Education Committee. Beth grew up in a Young Judaea, a Zionist youth movement, and was active in Israel programming throughout college. She graduated from Brown University in 2001, and currently works as an environmental engineer in Boston.