Rabbi Howie Schneider's Reflection

Howie-in-Sukkah

Brit Tzedek v’Shalom provided the structure we needed to significantly increase our pro-Israel, pro-peace leadership skills. There was a long period between New Jewish Agenda and BTvS that our small group of local activists felt quite isolated.

I remember the first time we went to see our Congressional Representative with a delegation from BTvS. We were welcomed with great openness and acceptance. Our Congressman told us that we brought a breath of fresh air in support of a two state solution, enough for him to take a more public role in support of peace between Israel and Palestine.

With BtvS, our local group significantly increased in number and skills. We are now part of J Street and play an important leadership role in our local synagogue as well.

Thank you BTvS,

Rabbi Howie