Upcoming Speaking Tours

Brit Tzedek is pleased to announce upcoming speaking tours of prominent Israeli and American political leaders and peace activists, bringing their message to our chapters all over the U.S.

Chair of Brit Tzedek Advocacy and Public Policy Steve Masters

Steve Masters, Brit Tzedek Board Member and Chair of the Advocacy and Public Policy Committee will speak at several events sponsored by the Northern New Jersey Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.

October 21, 2004--WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY
7:30pm, Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan NJ, 760 Northfield Avenue, Room M6, West Orange.
"Common Misconceptions: The American Jewish Vote and Israel"
 
A panel discussion with speakers: Steve Masters, Chair of Brit Tzedek Advocacy and Public Policy, Stephen Cohen, President of the Institute for Middle East Peace and Development Mark Seal, Chief Operating Officer of the American Jewish Congress.

October 22, 2004--PARSIPPANY, NEW JERSEY
After 8:00pm services, Temple Beth Am, 879 S. Beverwyck Road, Parsippany.

October 24, 2004--PERTH AMBOY, NEW JERSEY
7:30pm, Congregation Shaarey Tefiloh-Israel, 15 Market Street, Perth Amboy.

For more information about these New Jersey events, contact esiskind2@netscape.net.



Former Deputy Speaker of the Knesset Naomi Chazan


Naomi Chazan, will tour the U.S. this Fall to speak about "The Future of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Prospects for Peace."  Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and Meretz USA are co-sponsors of the national tour.

November 4, 2004--HIGHLAND PARK, IL
8:00pm, Lakeside Congregation, 1221 County Line Road, Highland Park.

All are welcome to attend a 7:00pm memorial service in commemoration of the life of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin beforehand.
Co-sponsor: Labor Zionist Alliance
For more information, contact Chicago@btvshalom.org or call 312-341-1205.

November 5, 2004--CHICAGO, IL
8:00pm, Congregation Kol Ami, 845 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
Co-sponsor: Labor Zionist Alliance
For more information, contact Chicago@btvshalom.org or call 312-341-1205.

November 6, 2004--MADISON, WI
7:00pm, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hillel, 611 Langdon Street, Madison.
For more information, contact tfmille1@wisc.edu or 608-265-2539.

November 7, 2004--BLOOMINGTON, IN
7:00pm Congregation Beth Shalom, 3750 E. Third Street, Bloomington.
For more information, contact jpp@indiana.edu.

November 11, 2004--ATLANTA, GA
7:00pm Tull Auditorium (Corner of N. Decatur and Clifton Road), School of Law, Emory University, Atlanta.
Co-sponsors: The Carter Center and Emory University.
For more information, contact wellen@mindspring.com.

December 4, 2004--LOS ANGELES, CA
For more information, contact info@btvshalom.org.

December 5, 2004--OAKLAND, CA
For more information, contact sf-bayarea@btvshalom.org.


Member of Knesset Amram Mitzna

MK Amram Mitzna will speak at several events in the Bay Area on November 10 and 12. Amram Mitzna is one of Israel's most decorated military veterans and distinct political voices. This tour is sponsored by the Bay Area Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.

November 10, 2004--SAN FRANCISCO
7:00pm, Congregation Beth Sholom, 1301 Clement Street, San Francisco.
Co-sponsors: the Jewish Community Relations Council and the Israel Center of the San Francisco Jewish Community Foundation.

November 12, 2004--SAN FRANCISCO
After 5:30pm services, Temple Emanu-el, 2 Lake Street, San Francisco.

For more information about these Bay Area events, contact sf-bayarea@btvshalom.org.



Brit Tzedek President Marcia Freedman


Marcia Freedman, President of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and former Member of Knesset, will be on a speaking tour of the Pacific Northwest in November. This tour is sponsored by the Portland, Seattle, and Olympia Chapters of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.

November 18, 2004--PORTLAND, OR
7:30pm, Portland Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders Street, Portland.
For more information, call 503-231-4160 or contact info@btvshalom.org.

November 19, 2004--SEATTLE, WA
After 8:00pm services, Temple Beth Am, 2632 NE 80th Street, Seattle.
For more information, contact btvshalom_wa@yahoo.com or call 206-442-2077.

November 20, 2004--OLYMPIA, WA
7:30pm, Temple Beth HaTfiloh, 802 Jefferson Street SE, Olympia.
For more information, contact hanigda@hotmail.com.


IDF Pilot Refuser Yonatan Shapira

In October 2003, Yonatan Shapira was one of 27 pilots who signed the "Pilots' Letter." He will discuss his courageous decision to refuse, and explain how the occupation is hurting Israel's security and democracy on a national tour February 20-March 5, 2004 co-sponsored by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and the Refuser Solidarity Network.

Tentative tour sites are listed below.

Chicago, IL
Indianapolis, IN
Louisville, KY
Madison, WI
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
New York, NY
Olympia, WA
Portland, OR
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
St. Louis, MO

Please stay tuned to the Brit Tzedek speaking tour page for more information on these tours.


Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams Street, Ste 707
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
Fax: (312) 341-1206
info@btvshalom.org
http://www.btvshalom.org





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