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[BTvS Portland] Brit Tzedek Party! Oct 20 + events

THE PORTLAND CHAPTER OF BRIT TZEDEK V'SHALOM INVITES YOU TO:

A New Year Party

Shabbat Potluck featuring a free showing of "West Bank Story"

Friday, October 20
Candlelighting at 6:30 come when you can!
2405 NE 16th Ave ( #8 bus)

Join us for a party as we celebrate the new year and old and new
friends. No
business just food, talk, fun and a hilarious 20-minute movie!

"West Bank Story" is a musical comedy about David, an Israeli
soldier, and
Fatima, a Palestinian fast food cashier - an unlikely couple who
fall in
love amidst the animosity of their families' dueling falafel
stands in the
West Bank.

Tensions mount when the Kosher King's new pastry machine juts
onto Hummus
Hut property. The Palestinians ruin the machine and the Israelis
respond by
building a wall between the two eating establishments.

The couple professes their love for each other, triggering a
chain of events
that destroys both restaurants and forces all to find common
ground in an
effort to rebuild, planting a seed of hope.

West Bank Story was directed and co-written by American Ari
Sandel, who has
traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and is very
involved with
various political organizations for peace in the region. The
film joins
Ari's passion for politics with his natural penchant for comedy.

"West Bank Story" has won numerous film-festival awards,
including "Best in
Fest" at the HBO/US Comedy Arts Film Festival and "Grand Prize"
at the Stony
Brook Film Festival.

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Other Non-Brit Tzedek events in our area:

1) Instruments of Peace Concert
Ensemble performance, words from peacemakers, and refreshments

Sunday, October 8, 2006
2:00 - 3:30 pm

Central Lutheran Church
1820 NE 21st Ave., Portland
(one block north of Broadway on NE 21st)

Flautist Kathy Preuss with pianist Mark Douglass, bassoonist
Joey Hartman, and flautist Linda J. Bergman will perform
Vivaldi, Haydn, and Bloch. Palestinian and Jewish peacemakers
will briefly speak about current issues. A reception will
follow.

The public concert is free. Donations to support a Witness for
Peace and Justice trip to the Holy Land by Preuss to build
connections through music are welcomed. Contributions
(tax-deductible) for "Musician Travel" may also be mailed to
Friends of Sabeel-North America, PO Box 9186, Portland Oregon
97207.

Hosted by Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land, Central
Lutheran Church: www.centralportland.org
office@centralportland.org, 503-284-2331

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2) "Breaking the Silence: Israeli Soldiers Speak Out"
Tuesday, November 7th, 2006
7:00 PM
Friends Meeting Hall, 4312 SE Stark Street, Portland, Oregon

Contact:
Portland Peaceful Response Coalition
(503) 344-5078
pprc@riseup.net

Two former Israeli soldiers and current "Breaking the Silence"
members, Dotan Greenvald and Yehuda Shaul, speak about their
experiences serving in the West Bank. "Breaking the Silence" is
an organization dedicated to revealing the day-to-day character
of the military occupation of Palestinian.

The first initiative of these former Israeli soldiers was a
photo exhibition: "Breaking the Silence ? Fighters Tell About
Hebron". The project grew out of the soldiers? desire to show to
their families and to the country as a whole what had largely
remained hidden from view. For the first time, a window was
opened to the world of soldiers serving in Hebron, a
predominantly Palestinian-Arab community within which a
Jewish-only settlement had been established. Thousands of
Israelis have viewed the exhibition from all walks of life,
perhaps most important, many other Israeli soldiers and their
families.

As the members of "Breaking the Silence" began to investigate,
interview and document the testimony of hundreds of former
combat soldiers, the true character of the Israeli occupation
and its impact on Palestinians and Israelis began to emerge. For
more details on "Breaking the Silence", please see their website
at www.shovrimshtika.org

For more information about this event, please call (503)
344-5078 or write to pprc@riseup.net

Co-sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace (Portland Affiliate),
KBOO Community Radio, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition,
Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, American Friends
Service Committee (Portland), Oregon Green Energy Coalition,
Lutherans for Justice in the Holy Land ? A Witness of Central
Lutheran Church, Portland Solidarity, Living Earth Gatherings,
and the East Timor Action Network / Portland.

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Portland Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
PO Box 12471
Portland, Oregon 97212
503 249-1957
portland@btvshalom.org
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