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Fighting for Peace: Nonviolent Leadership as a Way of Life

December 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Beth Shalom is co-sponsoring the Powered by Courage series, hosted by Encounter, which features Palestinian civil society leaders in conversation with Jewish community leaders. Register here for Zoom link. We are also organizing with Kavana Cooperative and our member Julie Kohl (who participated in an Encounters trip) some small Seattle follow up discussions to this series.  Please let Rabbi Borodin know if you would like to be part of those conversations.

Sulaiman Khatib, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Combatants for Peace

Souli is co-founder and Managing Director of Combatants for Peace. He comes from a nationalistic family from Hizma, near Jerusalem. At 12, he joined the Palestinian national freedom struggle by rioting at school and throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at the Israeli army. In 1986, just before the first Intifada, when he was 14, Souli was sentenced to 15 years in jail. He served 10 and a half years. In jail, he received most of his education in what became known as the “Revolutionary University”, where Palestinians in Israeli prisons fought through hunger-strikes and other nonviolent means. After his release from jail in 1997, Souli became Office Manager in Fatah’s Jerusalem district office. At the start of the Second Intifada, he was among those who called for nonviolent resistance. Souli and Chen Alon, co-founders of Combatants for Peace, were on the list of considerations for the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017.

IN CONVERSATION WITH:

Rabbi Sharon Brous, Senior Rabbi, IKAR

Rabbi Sharon Brous is the senior and founding rabbi of IKAR (www.ikar-la.org). Brous’s TED talk, “Reclaiming Religion,” has been viewed by more than one million people and translated into 14 languages. In 2013, she blessed President Obama and Vice President Biden at the Inaugural National Prayer Service, and in 2017, she spoke at the Women’s March in Washington, DC. Brous was named #1 on the Newsweek/The Daily Beast list of the most influential Rabbis in America, and has been recognized numerous times by The Forward and the Jerusalem Post as one of the fifty most influential Jews. Brous, who graduated from Columbia University and was ordained by the Jewish Theological Seminary, is an Auburn Senior Fellow, sits on the faculty of the Shalom Hartman Institute-North America and REBOOT, and serves on the International Council of the New Israel Fund.

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December 22
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10:00 am - 11:00 am
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