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[BTvS - DC Metro] Our Steering Committee!

Dear Brit Tzedek Members and Friends,

We have a steering committee! We know that not all of you could
make it, so we'd like to give you a chance to add your two cents
and nominate yourself for a position. Certainly all of the
positions on our committee can be shared by 2 or more
people--and it definitely lightens the workload!

The following people have been elected to our steering commitee:


Chair: Lee Diamond ldiamond1@cox.net 703 560 3623

Advocacy Co-Chairs: David Wittenberg wittenberg@starpower.net
703 465 0105

Wendy Leibowitz wendytech@earthlink.net 202 293 1693

Policy Committee: Marc Greidinger, Chair mpoweru@cox.net 703 323
4661

James Ehrman sjehrman@msn.com 301 565 9484

Treasurer: Judith Lelchook jlelchook@starpower.net 703 593 1721

Secretary/Jewish Community Liaison: Rebecca Zimmerman
rebeccazimdc@yahoo.com 202 236 9518

To help get our committee up to speed, we will be holding a
training session with Carinne Luck, Director of Chapter and
Grassroots Development in December. Please let me know your
availability before I leave for vacation next Wednesday. As
always, I can be reached by email or at 202 236 9518 (but not
while on vacation :)).

Please scroll below my greeting to find out more information
about two worthwhile events at the Peace Cafe and Theater J.

Happy Turkey (or Tofurkey)!

B'Shalom,

Rebecca Zimmerman

Secretary, DC BTVS METRO

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Sunday November 19, 2006
9:30 - 11:30 AM (Langston Room) - Peace Cafe presentation and
discussion with Yehuda Shaul, the Director of Breaking the
Silence.

Breaking the Silence is an organization that consists of active
members and reservists of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) who
have
served in the administered territories during the past six
years. Its
main aim is to bring to the attention of the Israeli public the
extent
of improper military behavior towards civilians under
occupation. The
group conducts extensive interviews with soldiers who have
volunteered
to testify about their behavior towards civilians. This
documentation
of military misconduct in real-time, based on the testimony of
the
soldiers themselves, is unprecedented in regional conflict. The
group
also conducts tours of Hebron. Breaking the Silence was founded
in
order for IDF soldiers to express themselves without fear of
reprisal
and to bear witness to what they have seen and done. It is not a
political movement, nor does it take a stand on the prospects of
peace
with the Palestinians. Its members run the gamut of political
affiliation. For further information, contact Charles Manekin at
manekin@gmail.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/peace_cafe/post?postID=qh0yFg-LUR3dS1LedmjG5gcGlC3Lp4KxRfWq3u6yv2d1dE2aSaAG53NNDLDaLR_BxKsng7V9C4wjypP7SIE


We are happy to announce that long-time Peace Café participant
Jamal Najjab will take part in a panel discussion moderated by
Theater J's Ari Roth. The panel will take place this Sunday,
November 19 at 4:30 pm immediately following the 3pm matinee
performance of the world premiere of Robert Brustein's new play
SPRING FORWARD, FALL BACK. While the panel discussion is free,
Theater J is happy to offer you deeply discounted tickets to see
either of Sunday's performance (at 3 or 7:30 pm) A special panel
discussion following the November 19th Matinee performance of
"Spring Forward/Fall Back":

The panel is featuring:

Sunita Leeds, co-chair, The Enfranchisement Foundation
(immigrant from Indian subcontinent)

James Counts Early, director of Cultural Heritage Policy, Center
for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution
(African American)

Jamal Najjab, activist, Peace Café participant (Palestinian
Arab-American)

Ari Roth, Artistic Director, Theater J, moderator

The play is a bittersweet journey of four generations of
Jewish-American fathers, sons and families through the years
since immigration. Sunday's panel is an opportunity for Theater
to look with other American communities at their experiences
grappling with the issues of assimilation and cultural cohesion
across generations. Ari will discuss the play and the parallel
and differing experiences of the panelists. The central theme of
cultural transmission within various ethnic communities is
expanded on in this cross cultural conversation about making
America home while keeping cultural roots alive.

Please join us. You can get the discount tickets for the 3pm
Sunday matinee ($25) or the 7:30 evening performance ($15).
(The play is 90 minutes plus without intermission). You can get
the discount through Box Office Tickets www.boxofficetickets.com
or 800-494-TIXS. The code to receive the discount is Peace Café.

Hope to see you Sunday,

Stephen Stern (on behalf of Theater J)

Theater J is located at the Washington DC Jewish Community
Center, 1529 Q

Street, NW 16th and Q.
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