Peace is Possible! Neve Shalom / Wahat al-Salaam

Berith Sholom is proud host and co-sponsor of this program on Sunday. I’ll be at a niece’s wedding (taking 2 kids on the train to Chicago and back!) but I’ll be there in spirit. I’m proud and delighted to welcome Ahmad Hijazi to Berith Sholom.  And if you don’t know about Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, click and find out!  My partner and I were among the founding members of the Albany chapter just a few years ago.

Peace is Possible!
Jews and Palestinians Live Together in
Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam,
the “Oasis of Peace” in Israel

In a village between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Jews and Palestinians live together in peace. For over 20 years, residents of the “Oasis of Peace,” who are all Israeli citizens, have lived and educated their children together as equals. The village is home to the region’s first ever bilingual, binational Primary School, an internationally acclaimed conflict management program at the School for Peace, and the Pluralistic Spiritual Center. Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam has been nominated five times for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Ahmad Hijazi of the village of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam
will talk about his experience of Jews and Arabs living together.

Ahmad Hijazi first came to Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam in 1984 as a teenager to attend a School for Peace youth encounter workshop. It was a pivotal experience in his life. He later trained as a School for Peace facilitator. In 1992, Ahmad and his wife chose to live in Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam and he served as Mayor from 1995 to 1997. Ahmad is currently the Director of Public Relations in the community and a facilitator at the School for Peace.

Sunday, October 21, 2 pm
Congregation Berith Sholom
167 Third Street Troy, NY

This program is sponsored by Congregation Berith Sholom, Brit Tzedek v’Shalom/The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace and Troy Area Ministries, Local contact: 518-272-8872.

Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, The Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
11 E. Adams Street, Suite 707
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 341-1205
Fax: (312) 341-1206
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