Brit Tzedek Autumn Tours and Special Events 

Brit Tzedek is pleased to announce our autumn schedule of tours and special events. For updated information on these events check our tour page or the hosting chapter webpage.


JEFF ALBERT  [bio], founder and CEO of Aquaya Institute, in Portland (OR), Olympia, San Francisco, and Seattle [Read More]

DIANE BALSER [bio], Brit Tzedek CEO, in Ann Arbor, Detroit, East Lansing and Kalamazaoo, MI [Read More] 

YOSSI BEILIN [bio], Chairman of the Meretz-Yahad party and the principal Israeli architect of the Geneva Accord, in New York City [Read More] 

BREAKING THE SILENCE [website] members Noam Chayut [bio] and Avichay Sharon [bio], former IDF combat soldiers who want Israeli citizens and others to know “the price that the generation who is fighting in the territories is paying.”  In Chicago, Madison, Olympia, Portland (OR), and Seattle  [Read More]

MARCIA FREEDMAN [bio], Brit Tzedek President and former Knesset member, in Atlanta and Durham [Read More] 

CHAIM YAVIN [bio], Israeli, jounalist, anchorman, “Israel’s Walter Cronkite”, filmmaker and the creator of the documentary series, In the Land of the Settlers,  in Boston and New York City [Read More] 

Water, Justice and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict:
The Role of Water Resources in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

With Jeff Albert, Brit Tzedek board member and co-founder and CEO of the Aquaya Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clean water to communities in developing world countries.

September 29, 2005 – Portland, OR
PSU Campus Ministries, 12 noon

633 SW Montgomery
Co-sponsored by PSU Campus Ministries and PSU Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies

September 29, 2005 – Portland, OR
Havurah Shalom, 7pm
825 NW 18th Ave
Co-sponsored by Havurah Shalom 

For more information about either of these events, send an email to

The Geography of Israeli-Palestinian Peace:
Using innovations in digital cartography to focus on the evolving Israeli and Palestinian borders, competing peace proposals, water resources, climate, and the overall physical geography of the region

With Jeff Albert, Brit Tzedek board member and co-founder and CEO of the Aquaya Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing clean water to communities in developing world countries.

October 27, 2005 – San Francisco
San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Humanities Auditorium, Room 153, 7pm
Humanities Building     

Co-sponsored by Jewish Studies Program of SFSU, the Workmen’s Circle of Northern California, and the World Affairs Council of Northern California. 
December, 2005 – Seattle and Olympia, WA

Details TBA 

Can Israel Live with a Palestinian State  

With Diane Balser, CEO of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom 

November 7, 2005 – Detroit

November, 2005 Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Kalamazoo

Details TBA 

The Road Ahead: How Do We Move from Gaza to a Permanent Status Agreement 

With Yossi Beilin, Chairman of the Meretz-Yahad party, Former Member of Knesset and principal Israeli architect of the Geneva Accords

Oct 23, 2005 – New York, NY
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun – 7.30pm
257 W. 88th (between Broadway and West End Ave) 

There will also be a special wine and cheese reception with Yossi Beilin prior to his public speaking engagement in Frankel Hall, in the basement floor of B’nai Jeshurun at 5.30pm. A minimum donation of $50 is required to attend the reception and space is limited. Please RSVP by calling Carinne at (212)366-1670 or emailing  

Co-sponsored by Congregation B’nai Jeshurun  

Breaking the Silence: The Occupation through the Lenses of Combat Soldiers 

With Noam Chayut and Avichay Sharon, former IDF combat soldiers who want Israeli citizens and others to know “the price that the generation who is fighting in the territories is paying.” Their presentation will include photos taken by Israeli soldiers during their patrols in the West Bank city of Hebron [read NYT story] 

October 20, 2005 – Madison, WI
Beth Israel Center, 7pm
1406 Mound St.

October 23, 2005 – Evanston, IL
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
303 Dodge Ave 
Co-sponsored by the Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation and Congregation Beth Emet. 

October 26, 2005 – Portland, OR
Havurah Shalom , 7:30pm
825 NW 18th

October 27, 2005 – Olympia, WA
Details TBA

October 30, 2005 – Seattle, WA
Details TBA

Land of the Settlers: Video Diary of a Worried Israeli Journalist

With Chaim Yavin, Israeli Journalist and Filmmaker and Creator of the Documentary Series, In the Land of the Settlers

September 28, 2005 – Boston
Temple Beth Zion – 7.30-9.30pm
1566 Beacon St, Brookline 

Co-sponsored by Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, Boston Chapter, Workmen's Circle, the Tikkun Community, Americans for Peace Now, Temple B'nai Brith (Somerville), Congregation Dorshei Tzedek (West Newton), and Temple Hillel Bnai Torah (West Roxbury) 

October, 28, 2005 – New York, NY
Workmen’s Circle Building, 6.30-9pm
45 E. 33rd St. 

The event includes a Shabbat dinner. $15 for Workmen’s Circle members; $20 for non-members. To RSVP, contact Karina Weinstein (212)889-6800 x215.

Co-sponsored by Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, New York City Chapter, the Workmen’s Circle and Americans for Peace Now 

Beyond Gaza: The Role of the US and American Jews 

With Marcia Freedman, Brit Tzedek President and former Member of Knesset 

September 20, 2005 – Durham, NC

Judea Reform Congregation, 7.30pm 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd     
For more information, please send an email to 

September 23, 2005 – Atlanta, GA

Congregation Beth Shalom, 6:15pm (following Shabbat services)
5303 Winters Chapel Road, Atlanta

Please join us for dinner following Ms. Freedman's presentation. Adults $14, Children $7. For more information, please send email To make dinner reservations, please call the Congregation Beth Shalom office at (770) 399-5300. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If we did not make it to your city this time, but you are interested in hosting a Brit Tzedek speaker in your community in the future, please contact Carinne Luck at (212)366-1670 or

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace11 E. Adams Street, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
Fax: (312) 341-1206

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