Brit Tzedek v'Shalom is co-sponsoring an exhibit and organizing chapter events with members of the Israeli group Breaking the Silence/Shovrim Shtika (BTS) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Cambridge, MA. The exhibit includes over 100 photographs and video testimonies by current and former Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers documenting their experiences in the occupied territories.

BTS is an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers that collects testimonies of soldiers who served in the occupied territories during the second intifada and thereby give public witness to the impact on Israeli society of military service in the West Bank and Gaza. For more information, see their website at www.shovrimshtika.org

See C-SPAN video of Feb. 11 Brit Tzedek co-sponsored event featuring BTS founder Yehuda Shaul talking about his service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and BTS

Philadelphia Exhibit
February 9 - February 24
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia

Cambridge Exhibit
March 1 - March 16
Harvard Hillel, Beren Hall, Second Floor
52 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge 
Exhibit open hours:
Mon – Thurs: 2 pm – 8 pm
Fri: 10 am – 4 pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: 12 pm – 8 pm
Opening Night Reception on Saturday, March 1 at 7 pm

For more information on the exhibit, see www.BreakingTheSilenceExhibit.org

SCHEDULE OF BREAKING THE SILENCE - BRIT TZEDEK EVENTS

2/17 - Philadelphia, PA
2/19 - Arlington, VA
2/24 - Durham, NC
3/4 - Amherst, MA
3/9 - Brooklyn, NY

3/10 - Martha's Vineyard, MA 

Sunday, February 17--PHILADELPHIA, PA
2:00 - 3:00 pm, 4014 Walnut St.
Exhibit tour with the Philadelphia, New York City and DC Brit Tzedek chapters, followed by discussion with chapter leaders.
For more information, contact Chris MacDonald-Dennis at email.  
 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008--ARLINGTON, VA
7:00pm, private home
BTS member Yehuda Shaul will share a collection of photographs, interviews by Israeli soldiers and share his story of the daily reality as a soldier in the occupied territories. Sponsored by DC Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom. Due to limited spacing, RSVP required at email.
 
Sunday, February 24, 2008--DURHAM, NC

7:30pm
Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Rd. Durham, NC  27705
BTS member Arnom Degani will share a collection of photographs, interviews by Israeli soldiers and share his story of the daily reality as a soldier in the occupied territories. Sponsored by Durham-Chapel Hill Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom. For more information, contact the Durham-Chapel Hill chapter at email.
 

Tuesday, March 4, 2008--AMHERST, MA
7:00-8:30pm
Hampshire College at Franklin Patterson Hall, the West Lecture Hall.
BTS member Dotan Greenvald will share a collection of photographs, interviews by Israeli soldiers and share his story of the daily reality as a soldier in the occupied territories. Co-sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, and Hampshire College-Union of Progressive Zionists.. For more information, contact Joel Dansky at email.  
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2008--MAINE
7:00 pm
University of Southern Maine, Masterton Hall, Room 115
BTS member Dotan Greenvald will share a collection of photographs, interviews by Israeli soldiers and share his story of the daily reality as a soldier in the occupied territories. Sponsored by Portland Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom. For more information, contact the Maine Portland chapter by email.
 
Sunday, March 9, 2008--BROOKLYN, NY
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn
BTS member Dotan Greenvald will share a collection of photographs, interviews by Israeli soldiers and share his story of the daily reality as a soldier in the occupied territories. Co-sponsored by the Brit Tzedek v'Shalom Chapter of New York City, Meretz USA, and Americans for Peace Now. For more information, contact Ben Murane or Leila Forouzan, at email.  
 
Monday, March 10, 2008 -- MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MA
7:30pm
Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center, 130 Center St,  Vineyard Haven, MA
BTS member Dotan Greenvald will share a collection of photographs, interviews by Israeli soldiers and share his story of the daily reality as a soldier in the occupied territories. Co-Sponsored by the Social Action Committee of the Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center, Rabbis for Human Rights and the Martha's Vineyard chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom.  For more information, contact Bill Gamson at email.  
Thursday, March 13, 2008 -- PROVIDENCE, RI 
7:00 pm
Brown University, McKinney Conference Room, Watson Center for International Studies, 111 Thayer Street, Providence.
BTS member Dotan Greenvald will share a collection of photographs, interviews by Israeli soldiers and share his story of the daily reality as a soldier in the occupied territories. Sponsored by Providence Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom. For more information, contact the Western Massachusetts chapter.  

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The Breaking the Silence exhibit is sponsored by the following organizations: Americans for Peace Now, Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, the Progressive Jewish Alliance of Harvard University, Hashomer Hatzair, Jewschool.com, Meretz USA, the Union of Progressive Zionists, Open Society Institute's Documentary Photography Project, and the Foundation for Middle East Peace.


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