22-City Tour with Combatants for Peace

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom is pleased to announce that our 22-city speaking tour with Combatants for Peace will launch today in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour will then proceed to metropolitan areas across the country: Raleigh, New York City, Philadelphia, New Haven, Bridgeport, Amherst, Albany, Providence, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Chicago, St. Louis, Columbia, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Portland, Eugene and finally Seattle.  (See tour schedule below.)

The Combatants for Peace movement was founded in 2005 by Israelis and Palestinians who were once actively involved in perpetuating the cycle of violence. They decided to put down their weapons, and to fight instead for peace through dialogue, reconciliation and educational outreach. In addition to organizing countless meetings between Israeli and Palestinian veterans, the Combatants for Peace have worked together to raise the consciousness in both larger Israeli and Palestinian societies of the aspirations and fears of those on the "other side," and in so doing to create partners in dialogue.

Combatants for Peace Tour Speakers:
Sulaiman Al Hamri is the Palestinian coordinator for Combatants for Peace. He spent four-and-a-half years in Israeli prisons for his involvement in anti-occupation protests and demonstrations before deciding to pursue a non-violent approach to resolving the conflict.

Elik Elhanan (Jan. 8-27) is the Israeli coordinator of Combatants for Peace. He is familiar with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict both as a fighter and as a victim: from 1995 to 1998 he served as a soldier in an IDF combat unit. In 1997 his sister was killed by a Palestinian suicide bombing in Jerusalem.

Shimon Katz (Jan. 28-Feb. 9) served for four years as an officer in an elite IDF unit. After studying meditation in the Far East, he became interested in non-violent ways of living.

Tour Donations
If you would like to make a donation to help support the Combatants for Peace tour, please click here. Brit Tzedek wishes to also acknowledge the many volunteer activists from across the country without whom this tour would be possible who are donating hundreds of hours to organize community events.

TOUR SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC EVENTS

January 8, 2007 -- ATLANTA, GA
5:45 PM radio interview on "Just Peace" 89.3 WRFG Atlanta
To listen to the show live, please click on the 'Listen Live' icon in the left-hand navigation column here.
 
7.30pm, Congregation Beit Haverim/Central Congregational Church, 2676 Clairmont Rd.
Sponsor: Atlanta Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact the Atlanta Chapter by email
 
January 9, 2007 - RALEIGH, NC
5pm (teens), 7:30 pm (open) Beth Meyer Synagogue, 504 Newton Road
Sponsor: Raleigh Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Beth Meyer Synagogue Social Action Committee
For more information, contact Ellen Potter, Beth Meyer Synagogue Office Manager by email or (919) 848-1420
 
January 10, 2007 -- BROOKLYN, NY
7pm, Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place (corner of 8th Ave)
Sponsor: New York City Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Carinne Luck by email or (212) 366-1670
 
January 11, 2007 -- NEW YORK CITY, NY
7 pm The Village Temple, 33 E. 12th St. (between University and Broadway)
Sponsor: New York City Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: The Village Temple
For more information, contact Carinne Luck by email or (212) 366-1670
 
January 12, 2007  - BERWYN, PA
7:30 pm (Shabbat services) 8:15 pm (presentation) Congregation Or Shalom, 835 Derby-Paoli Rd.
Sponsor: Philadelphia  Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor:  Congregation Or Shalom
For more information, contact Chris MacDonald- Dennis by email or (734) 383-5034
 
January 13, 2007--CHERRY HILL, NJ
8pm House Party at home of Dr. Dan Gottlieb
Sponsor: Philadelphia Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Congregation M'kor Shalom
For more information, send an email to the Philadelphia Chapter
or call (856) 424-4220
 
January 14, 2007- PHILADELPHIA, PA
1pm potluck in home of Paul Shane in Germantown
Sponsor: Philadelphia Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: The Kehila for Secular Jews of Philadelphia.
For more information, contact Chris MacDonald- Dennis by email or (734) 383-5034
 
January 16, 2007 -- ORANGE, CT
7:30pm Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven, 150 Derby Tpke
Sponsor: Connecticut Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Joe Dimow by email or (203) 878-2267, or Arlene Cohen at Temple Emanuel at (203) 878-2267
 
January 17, 2007-- WOODBRIDGE, CT
12 noon, "Lunch and Learn," lunch provided, Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd.
Sponsors: Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven and Congregation Mishkan Israel
Please RSVP if you plan to attend to Ruth Gross at the Jewish Federation (203) 387-2424 x310
 
January 17, 2007-- BRIDGEPORT, CT
7:30pm, Bridgeport Jewish Center for Community Services, 4200 Park Ave
Sponsor: Connecticut Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Joe Dimow by email or (203) 781-8447 or Laurie Gross at JCCS at (203) 372-6567
 
January 18, 2007 -- AMHERST, MA
7:30pm, Bangs Community Center, 70 Boltwood Walk, Amherst Center
Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Veterans Education Project
For more information, contact Carolyn Toll Oppenheim by email or (413) 584-0722 or Lisa Lieberman at (413) 253-4966
 
January 20, 2007--DELMAR, NY
4pm, Bethlehem Town Hall, 445 Delaware Ave.
Sponsor: Capitol District Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace
For more information, contact Jack Alexander by email or (518) 674-8582
 
January 20, 2007--TROY, NY
8pm, Congregation Berith Sholom, 167 Third Street
Sponsor: Capitol District Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsors: Congregation Berith Sholom, Temple Gates of Heaven of Schenectady
For more information, contact Jack Alexander by email or (518) 674-8582
 
January 21, 2007--PROVIDENCE, RI
4pm, Jewish Community Center of Rhode Island, 401 Elmgrove Ave
Sponsor: Rhode Island Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsors: Congregation Agudas Achim
For more information, contact Judith Kaye by email or by phone at (401) 751-8665
 
January 22, 2007--OAK PARK, MI
7:30pm, Congregation Beth Shalom, 14601 West Lincoln Rd.
Sponsor:  Detroit Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsors: Ameinu, Congregation Beth Shalom
For more information, contact the Detroit Chapter via email or email
 
January 23, 2007--ANN ARBOR, MI
7:30pm, Jewish Community Center of Washtenaw County, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr.
Sponsor: Ann Arbor Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Clare Kinberg by email or Rebecca Kanner by email 
 
January 25, 2007--CHICAGO, IL
12:00 noon, University of Chicago, Tea Room on the 2nd floor of the Social Sciences Building (1126 E. 59th St)
Sponsors: Brit Tzedek V'Shalom: The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, The University of Chicago Human Rights Program, The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Chicago, The Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago, Rockefeller Chapel, and The American Task Force on Palestine.
For more information, email or call (312) 341-1205
 
January 25, 2007--EVANSTON, IL
7:30pm, Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, 1224 Dempster (at Ridge)
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsors: Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation, Congregation Hakafa, Lakeside Congregation for Reform Judaism, North Shore Coalition for Peace and Justice
For more information, contact Aliza Becker by email or Brit Tzedek national office at (312) 341-1205
 
January 26, 2007--CHICAGO, IL
1:15pm, DePaul University Student Center 220, 2250 N. Sheffield
Sponsors: DePaul University Peace, Conflict Resolution, and Social Justice Studies Program, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, American Task Force on Palestine
For more information, contact Frida Kerner Furman by email or by phone (773) 325-4275
 
January 26, 2007--BURBANK, IL
7 pm, Beit Iksa Association Center (lower level), 6000 W. 79th Street
Sponsor: Chicago Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsors: Palestinian American Women's Society, Beit Iksa Association, Lifta Association, Mosque Foundation Bridgeview, National Arab American Journalists Association, American Task Force on Palestine
For more information, contact Saffiya Shillo by email or Brit Tzedek national office at (312) 341-1205
 
January 28, 2007--ST. LOUIS, MO
2:30pm, Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Ave.
Sponsor:  St. Louis Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor:  Children of Abraham
For more information, contact Lois Levine by email or (314) 968-9917
 
January 29, 2007--ST. LOUIS, MO
7:30 pm. Ursa's Fireside, Shepley Drive, Washington University.
Sponsors: St. Louis Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, Washington University Students for Israeli-Palestinian Peace
For more information, contact Aviva Joffe by email or (610) 308-3765
 
January 30, 2007--COLUMBIA, MO
12 noon, Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union, University of Missouri-Columbia
Sponsor:  Kansas City Chapter of Brit Tzdek v'Shalom
Local Sponsors: Boone Tikkun, University of Missouri-Columbia Peace Studies Department, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, GRO, Fellowship of Reconciliation
For more information, contact Carol Greenspan by email or (573) 874-5077
 
January 30, 2007--OVERLAND PARK, KS
7:00pm, Jewish Community Campus, 5801 West 115th St
Sponsor: Kansas City Chapter of Brit Tzdek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Allan Abrams by email
 
January 31, 2007--LOS ANGELES, CA
8pm. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd.  (Amy Wilentz will be moderating and Yuval Ron, Craig Taubman, and Palestinian vocalist Saleem will be performing.)
Sponsor:  Los Angeles Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsors: Dr. Jordan Farkas Foundation, Americans for Peace Now, Rabbi Neil Comess-Daniels and Beth Shir Sholom, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Islamic Center of Southern California, CODEPINK: Women for Peace, UCLA Hillel, Abraham's Vision, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics, Rabbi Haim Beliak's JewsOnFirst.org, B'nai Horin-Children of Freedom, Rabbi Steven B. Jacobs' Progressive Faith Foundation, Levantine Cultural Center, Workmen's Circle/Arbeter Ring, Heavenspot
For more information, contact Joel Farkas by email
 
February 1, 2007--LOS ANGELES, CA
7:30pm Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., between La Brea and Fairfax Ave.
Sponsor:  Los Angeles Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Joel Farkas by email    
 
February 2, 2007--SANTA CRUZ, CA
12:30pm, Santa Cruz Hillel, 222 Cardiff Place
Sponsor:  Santa Cruz Hillel Foundation
Co-sponsor: Santa Cruz Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Howard Schneider by email
 
February 2, 2007--SANTA CRUZ, CA
8pm (following 7pm Shabbat Services), Quaker Meeting House, 225 Rooney St.
Sponsor:  Santa Cruz Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Chadeish Yameinu, The Jewish Renewal Community of Santa Cruz
For more information, contact Howard Schneider by email
 
February 3, 2007--MONTEREY, CA
11am, Seaside High School Library, 2200 Noche Buena St. in Seaside
Sponsors: Santa Cruz Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, Combatants for Peace, Monterey Citizens for Mid-East Peace
For more information, contact An McDowell, 373-1715, or Richard Moss, 786-0769
 
February 4, 2007--OAKLAND, CA
12 noon, Grand Lake Theatre, 3200 Grand Avenue (Cross Street: Lake Park Avenue)
Sponsor:  San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Brit Tzdek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Molly Freeman by email
 
February 5, 2007--PORTLAND, OR
7:30pm, Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful, Lane
Sponsor:  Portland Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Sandy Polishuk by email or (503) 249-1957/ (503) 504-5118
 
February 6, 2007-- PORTLAND, OR
3pm, Portland State University MultiCultural Center, 228 Smith Memorial Student Union
Sponsor:  Portland Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Sandy Polishuk by email or (503) 249-1957/ (503) 504-5118
 
February 6, 2007-- PORTLAND, OR
7pm, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy, All high school students welcome
Sponsor: Portland Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Sandy Polishuk at spbtvs@easystreet.com or (503) 249-1957/ (503) 504-5118
 
February 7, 2007--EUGENE, OR
7pm, Temple Beth Israel, Portland Street & 25th Ave
Sponsor:  Eugene Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Ellen Rifkin by email or or (541) 343-8005
 
February 8, 2007--SEATTLE, WA
7pm, Schaffer Auditorium, Lemieux Library Building, Seattle University, 12th Ave East & E. Marion St., guest parking entrance
Sponsor: Seattle Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact the Seattle Chapter by email or (206) 442-2077
 
February 9, 2007--SEATTLE, WA
8:30pm, Discussion and Dessert Reception, Hillel at the University of Washington, 4745 17th Avenue NE, Seattle
Sponsor: Seattle Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
**Community members welcomed if unable to attend other events
For more information, contact the Seattle Chapter by email or (206) 527-1997


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