Brit Tzedek Launches 10-City Tour with
Gershon Baskin & Hanna Siniora 




Brit Tzedek v'Shalom is pleased to announce that our 10-city speaking tour with Gershon Baskin and Hanna Sinioria, co-directors of the Israel/Palestine Center for Research and Development (IPCRI), will launch March 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. The tour will then proceed across the country: Boston, Western Massachusetts, Ann Arbor, Detroit, San Francisco Bay area, Los Angeles, Denver, New York City, and finally Providence. (See tour schedule below.)

Click here for updated information on the Brit Tzedek Breaking the Silence Tour (February 9 -March 16)

Founded in January 1988, at the beginning of the first Intifada, IPCRI serves as a joint Israeli-Palestinian think-tank and "do-tank," aiming to create and develop new concepts and ideas that enrich the political and public discourse in order to influence decision makers and to challenge the current political reality. IPCRI recognizes the rights of the Jewish people and the Palestinian people to fulfill their national interests within the framework of achieving national self-determination within their own states and by establishing peaceful relations between two democratic states living side-by-side.

Tour Speakers

Gershon Baskin the Israeli Co-Director, co-founded IPCRI following years of experience facilitating Jewish-Arab relations within Israel, during which he worked for Interns for Peace, the Ministry of Education and the Institute for Education for Jewish-Arab Coexistence. Dr. Baskin has published books and articles in the Hebrew, English and Arabic press on a range of topics related to the  conflict. During the Premiership of the late Yitzhak Rabin, he served as an outside policy advisor of the peace process. Dr. Baskin was a member of the Jerusalem Experts Committee established by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office during the Final Status Negotiations in 2000-2001.

Hanna Siniora, a member of the Palestinian National Council since 1990, has a long and distinguished history of public service. He was the first Palestinian to officially meet Secretary of State George Schultz as a representative of the occupied territories, facilitating President Reagan's official recognition of the PLO. He served as a member of the Palestinian Jordanian delegation and advised the Palestinian delegation to Madrid in the early 90s. He is the founder and publisher of the Jerusalem Times, a weekly English-language Palestinian paper, and founder and co-chair of the Israeli-Palestinian radio station "All for Peace."

Tour Donations
If you would like to make a donation to help support the IPCRI tour, please click here. Brit Tzedek wishes to also acknowledge the many volunteer activists from across the country without whom this tour would not be possible who are donating hundreds of hours to organize community events.

TOUR SCHEDULE

ATLANTA - March 1 - 2

March 1
7:00pm (registration) 7:30-9:00pm (program),  Southern Center for International Studies, 230 W. Paces Ferry Road in Atlanta, GA (Entrance on Arden Road - please park on East side of Arden Road Only)
Sponsor: Atlanta Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact the Atlanta Chapter by email 

March 2
8:45am, Oglethorpe University, 448 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta
Sponsor: Atlanta Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Limmud SE + Atlanta
For more information, contact the Atlanta Chapter by email
 

BOSTON - March 2 - 3

March 2
7:30pm, Boston University, Boston Kenmore Classroom Building, 565 Commonwealth Ave. Room 101 Sponsor: Boston Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Students for Peace and the Palestinain Israeli Peace alliance at Boston University
For more information, contact Yoni Vendriger by email

March 3
1:15-2:10pm. Hebrew College, Room 105, 160 Herrick Rd, Newton Center
For more information or to RSVP, please email

7:30pm, Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston
For more information, contact the Boston Chapter by email
 

WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS - March 4 - 5

March 4
Sinai Temple, 1100 Dickinson St, Springfield, MA
Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Carolyn Oppenheim by email 

March 5
B’Nai Israel of Northampton, 253 Prospect Street, Northampton
Sponsor: Western Massachusetts Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Carolyn Oppenheim by email 
 

ANN ARBOR - March 6 - 8

March 6
6:00-8:30pm, 1011 Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS)
Sponsor: Ann Arbor Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: University of Michigan-Dearborn and its Difficult Dialogues Program
For more information, contact Michael Appel by email

March 7 
12:30-2:30pm, University of Michigan Student Union, Ann Arbor
Sponsor: Ann Arbor Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: The Union of Progressive Zionists
For more information, contact Miriam Liebman by email

7:30pm, First Baptist Church, 512 East Huron Street, Ann Arbor
Sponsor: Ann Arbor Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom,
Co-sponsor: First Baptist Church of Ann Arbor, The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice, and Ann Arbor Friends Meeting
For more information, contact Michael Appel by email

March 8
5:30pm Dinner reception at private residence
8:00pm JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Drive, Ann Arbor
Co-sponsor: The Jewish Federation of Washtenaw County, The Jewish Community Center of Washtenaw County, Temple Beth Emeth, The Jewish Cultural Society, The Ann Arbor Reconstructionist Havurah, and The Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice
For more information or to RSVP, please email
  

DETROIT AREA - March 9

March 9
1:30pm, Birmingham Temple, 12 Mile Road, between Inkster Rd. and Middlebelt Rd. (South side of 12 Mile Road)
Sponsor: Detroit Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Rene Lichtman by email
 

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA - March 12
March 12
7pm, Kehilla Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont
Sponsor: San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Kehilla Synagogue
For more information, contact the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom by email 
 
LOS ANGELES - March 15 - 16

March 15
7:30pm,  Leo Baeck Temple, 1300 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles
Sponsor: Los Angeles Area Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Leo Baeck Temple, The Progressive Jewish Alliance, and Americans for Peace Now
For more information, contact the Los Angeles Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom by email

March 16
2:30 - 4:30pm, Event with Los Angeles Brit Tzedek at a private home.
For more information please contact the Los Angeles Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom by email
 

DENVER - March 17

March 17
2:30pm Tivoli Center Room 320 
Political Science Department of Metro State College
Sponsor: Colorado Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Mark Belkin by email

7:00pm, B' nai Havurah, 6445 E Ohio Ave, Denver
Sponsor: Colorado Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
For more information, contact Mark Belkin by email
 

NEW YORK CITY - March 23 - 24

March 23
6:30 pm, Congregation Shaare Zedek (in the Sanctuary) 212 West 93rd Street (between B'Way & Amsterdam).
Events with New York City Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Sponsors: New York City Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Congregation Shaare Zedek
For more information, contact Sherry Alpern by email
Closest subway:  # 1, 2, 3 to 96th St (at Broadway)

March 24
6:30 pm, Community Church of New York City (in the downstairs Assembly Hall) 40 East 35th Street (between Park & Madison).
Sponsors: New York City Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Action for Justice  Committee of  The Community Church of New York
For more information, contact Sherry Alpern by email
Closest subway:  # 6 to 33rd St (at Park)
 

PROVIDENCE - March 26

March 26
7:00pm, Temple Beth El, 70 Orchard Avenue, Providence
Sponsor: Rhode Island Chapter of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom
Co-sponsor: Temple Beth-El
For more information, contact Judith Kaye by email
 


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