Dear friend of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom,

I am writing to ask you to join Brit Tzedek--a nationwide Jewish organization with more than 16,000 members and supporters that calls for a safe and democratic Israel, homeland of the Jewish people, alongside a viable and vibrant Palestinian state. Via public presentations and informal gatherings with friends, we strive to reach all parts of the American Jewish community--our synagogues, our Hebrew schools, our local Jewish Community Relations Councils--as well as the U.S. government, with our message.

To join us, please go to http://btvshalom.org/btvshalom.org/join or mail in the membership form appended at the end of this note.

I am astounded by our success in the two short years since Brit Tzedek was founded. Together, we have:

-- Established more than 30 chapters in various stages of formation all over the U.S., built and sustained by dedicated people from both observant and secular traditions

-- Gained more than 10,000 signers on our Call to Bring the Settlers Home from all 50 states. This petition drive urges our government to assist in the voluntary relocation of the tens of thousands of Israeli settlers living beyond the 1967 borders to return home to Israel, thereby removing one of the foremost barriers on the path to peace.

-- Held our groundbreaking national conference last fall in my hometown of Boston, where Naomi Chazan, former Meretz party member of Knesset, and MK Amram Mitzna, former general and candidate for Israeli Prime Minister, transfixed the gathering of 650 members and supporters with their common vision of a better future for Israel and for Jews everywhere.  The conference was also a presidential campaign stop for representatives from the Dean, Kerry and Kucinich camps who informed our members of their candidate’s views on the role the U.S. should play in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and then took questions and comments from our members.

-- Launched our Spirit of Geneva advocacy campaign--a grassroots effort to spread the word and consolidate support for the principles of the model final status agreement which resolves all the outstanding issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This model was authored by leading Israeli and Palestinian politicians and security experts from across the political divides in both societies. (Send a note to friends@btvshalom.org with your full address and telephone number if you'd like to invite your friends and neighbors to learn more at a Spirit of Geneva house party, facilitated by a Brit Tzedek v'Shalom activist in your community.).

You have already demonstrated interest in our efforts and agenda. Now, please take the next step and officially join us as a member. Annual membership is $35--or more if you are able.  Individual contributions comprise more than half of our annual operating budget, making it possible for us to reach out to the approximately 2.5 million American Jews who agree with our views but who are not yet active. Membership dues are critical to all components of our outreach efforts, from maintaining our website to producing educational materials and providing crucial support to our growing network of chapters.

To join us, please go to www.btvshalom.org/join or mail in the form appended at the end of this note.

If you prefer, you can also telephone 773-583-5747 and give our staff your credit card and other information over the phone.

To become a more effective voice, we need your support. As we grow larger, we grow ever stronger. All of us, together, can let the world know that American Jews want peace and justice.  As it is said "Yesh Breira" (There is a choice), please make yours to join us.

Thank you for all that you have done so far,

Donna Spiegelman
Chair, Brit Tzedek's National Membership Committee
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Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Member Registration Form

To join Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, you can print out and fill out our form below. Then, mail it, along with your dues, to:

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
11 E. Adams, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603-6326

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Membership Dues

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___ $18 student/low-income

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Please make your check out to Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and mail to:
Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
11 E. Adams, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603-6326

Thank you!

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