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Special Event -- Painful Hope:

An Israeli Settler and Palestinian Activist in Dialogue

Wednesday, November 20, 7:00 pm
 
Hill Havurah and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church are co-sponsoring this very special event at Mt. Moriah (1636 East Capitol Street, NE). We hope you can join us!
 
How do Palestinians and Israelis move beyond the cycle of violence that engulfs them? Hanan Schlesinger, an Orthodox rabbi and passionate Zionist settler, and Palestinian Shadi Abu Awwad, the architect and coordinator of the Roots youth movement, share their personal stories and how they are working together to build a better future for their peoples through ROOTS/SHORASHIM/JUDUR.
 
Roots is a Palestinian-Israeli grassroots initiative fostering understanding, non-violence and transformation. This organization facilitates unmediated get-togethers and deep conversations between Palestinians and Israelis living in the West Bank. Our speakers come with no peace plans in place, but with a strong conviction that human understanding and trust are the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on the tiny sliver of land they both call home.
 
All are welcome. No registration is required.
 
Following this event, this coming winter, Hill Havurah and Mount Moriah will engage in interfaith text study together on the Holy Land and the conflict, inspired by what we've heard from this event, and using materials from Interfaith Partners for Peace. Please stay tuned for more information on those sessions, and reserve the Wednesday evenings of January 8, January 22, and February 5.
 
Please note: Hill Havurah and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church do not endorse any particular political positions or opinions regarding the important issues that may be raised in this program. Our intent is to provide a joint educational opportunity for our communities in an open and respectful environment.
 

A Note from Rabbi Hannah on "Painful Hope":

Here is some more background that may be helpful:
 
Last year, many of us joined in a course on “Israel’s Milestones and their Meanings” through the Hartman Institute, a pluralistic rabbinic think tank in Jerusalem. This year, many more of us joined in a panel on anti-semitism, a discussion group on racism and anti-semitism, and a workshop on intergenerational trauma for Tisha B’Av; and issues related to Israel and Zionism, of course, were often on our minds. Now, to kick off a multi-part interfaith text study on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with our friends at Mount Moriah, we’re going to hear from two speakers with very divergent perspectives: an Israeli settler and a Palestinian activist. I hope that their ability to empathize with one another while honestly sharing their own stories, serious concerns, and dreams will inspire us to do the same. Our people’s homeland is beautiful and troubled and close to so many of our hearts. I’m looking forward to continuing our journey as a community that isn’t afraid to talk about it, to celebrate it, and to grapple with it -- and to do so together with love.
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  • Wednesday
    Nov  20
    Painful Hope: An Israeli Settler & Palestinian Activist in Dialogue
    Wednesday, Nov 20th 7:00p to 9:30p
    Hill Havurah and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church are co-sponsoring this very special event at Mt. Moriah (1636 East Capitol Street, NE). We hope you can join us! How do Palestinians and Israelis move beyond the cycle of violence that engulfs them? Hanan Schlesinger, an Orthodox rabbi and passionate Zionist settler, and Palestinian Shadi Abu Awwad, the architect and coordinator of the Roots youth movement, share their personal stories and how they are working together to build a better future for their peoples through ROOTS/SHORASHIM/JUDUR. Roots is a Palestinian-Israeli grassroots initiative fostering understanding, non-violence and transformation. This organization facilitates unmediated get-togethers and deep conversations between Palestinians and Israelis living in the West Bank. Our speakers come with no peace plans in place, but with a strong conviction that human understanding and trust are the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on the tiny sliver of land they both call home. All are welcome. No registration is required. Following this event, this coming winter, Hill Havurah and Mount Moriah will engage in interfaith text study together on the Holy Land and the conflict, inspired by what we've heard from this event, and using materials from Interfaith Partners for Peace. Please stay tuned for more information on those sessions, and reserve the Wednesday evenings of January 8, January 22, and February 5. How do Palestinians and Israelis move beyond the cycle of violence that engulfs them? Hanan Schlesinger, an Orthodox rabbi and passionate Zionist settler, and Palestinian Shadi Abu Awwad, the architect and coordinator of the Roots youth movement, share their personal stories and how they are working together to build a better future for their peoples through ROOTS/SHORASHIM/JUDUR. Roots is a Palestinian-Israeli grassroots initiative fostering understanding, non-violence and transformation. This organization facilitates unmediated get-togethers and deep conversations between Palestinians and Israelis living in the West Bank. Our speakers come with no peace plans in place, but with a strong conviction that human understanding and trust are the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on the tiny sliver of land they both call home. All are welcome. No registration is required. Following this event, this coming winter, Hill Havurah and Mount Moriah will engage in interfaith text study together on the Holy Land and the conflict, inspired by what we've heard from this event, and using materials from Interfaith Partners for Peace. Please stay tuned for more information on those sessions, and reserve the Wednesday evenings of January 8, January 22, and February 5. Roots is a Palestinian-Israeli grassroots initiative fostering understanding, non-violence and transformation. This organization facilitates unmediated get-togethers and deep conversations between Palestinians and Israelis living in the West Bank. Our speakers come with no peace plans in place, but with a strong conviction that human understanding and trust are the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on the tiny sliver of land they both call home.

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  • Friday
    Nov  22
    Jewveniles Shabbat Dinner
    Friday, Nov 22nd 6:30p to 8:30p
    Shabbat dinner, games, and dessert with Rabbi Hannah.

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  • Saturday
    Dec  7
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Dec 7th 9:00a to 10:00a
    Join us for a special Tot Shabbat preceding our regular monthly Shabbat morning service. (More information to come.)

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  • Saturday
    Dec  7
    Shabbat Morning Service
    Shabbat, Dec 7th 10:00a to 12:00p

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  • Tuesday
    Dec  10
    Hill Havurah Board Meeting
    Tuesday, Dec 10th 7:30p to 9:00p

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  • Saturday
    Dec  14
    Tot Shabbat
    Shabbat, Dec 14th 10:00a to 11:00a
    Join Rabbi Hannah as she incorporates music, story, and legendary “Torah Parades” to create a joyous Shabbat experience for toddlers and their parents.

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  • Friday
    Dec  20
    Pizza, Blessing, and the Dinosaur Song
    Friday, Dec 20th 6:00p to 6:30p
    Join Rabbi Hannah for pizza and singing before Kabbalat Shabbat services. An alternative option for families whose kids don't want to wait for the post-service potluck for dinner!

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