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[BTvS - LA] Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS -- L.A. CHAPTER OF BRIT TZEDEK V'SHALOM

Our next regular chapter meeting will be Thursday evening,
November 30 AT 7:30 in the Fairfax district. We welcome everyone
who wishes advance Brit Tzedek's principles and help plan
upcoming activities. For location details or other information
please email cgorfinkel@earthlink.net or phone 323-933-4341.

On Sunday, December 3 at 10 AM, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom will
co-host a 'Bagel Breakfast' at the Pasadena Jewish Temple and
Center (PJTC). We will show the 'Hebron' segment of Chaim
Yavin's documentary film: "Land of the Settlers," and hear about
the impact of settlements on the peace process from Dr. Adam
Rubin, professor at Hebrew Union College. PJTC is located at
1434 N. Altadena Drive, Pasadena (just north of Washington
Street). A donation will be requested. For more information:
mseveral@sbcglobal.net

On Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 PM, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom and
the Workman's Circle will present the Israeli film: "The Syrian
Bride" followed by a discussion about the film and its
implications for peace and justice in the Middle East. The
Workman's Circle is located at 1525 S. Robertson Blvd., Los
Angeles (just south of Pico). A $5 donation will be requested.
For more information: (310) 552-2007 or circle@circlesocal.org

The Syrian Bride -- about the story:
Mona's wedding day is the saddest day of her life. She knows
that once she crosses the border between Israel and Syria to
marry Syrian TV star Tallel, she will never be allowed back to
her beloved family in Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in
the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel since 1967. The Syrian
Bride is a story about physical, mental and emotional borders
and the will to cross them. A story about a family trying to
cope with its ability to define boundaries and deal with them --
focusing on Mona's sister Amal, a modern woman trapped in a
tradition and culture she wants to break out of. Once you cross
the border there is no way back and at the end of a long day,
the family, the government and military officials and all those
gathered on both sides of the border find themselves facing an
uncertain future, trapped in No-Man's land between Israel and
Syria...

Combatants for Peace -- January 31 and February 1: Brit Tzedek
v'Shalom is hosting a nationwide tour for an Israeli and a
Palestinian former combatant who are traveling together and
speaking out to:

* raise the consciousness in both publics regarding the hopes
and suffering of the other side, and to create partners in
dialogue.
* educate towards reconciliation and non-violent struggle in
both the Israeli and
Palestinian societies.
* create political pressure on both Governments to stop the
cycle of violence, end the
occupation and resume a constructive dialog.

They will be in the LA area Wednesday evening January 31 through
Friday morning February 2, 2007. They will be speaking at Temple
Israel of Hollywood in the evening on February 1. For more
information see: www.combatantsforpeace.org If you have
suggestions for other venues or you are willing to help with
this tour, please email the local coordinator for the tour:
jelasafork@gmail.com.
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