1511 E Pike St
Seattle, WA 98122
Update: This event has been postponed.
Temple De Hirsch Sinai presents שורשים جذور Roots, a local Palestinian-Israeli Initiative for Understanding, Nonviolence and Transformation. Come for a unique dialogue between an Israeli Jewish settler and Palestinian activist as they struggle to achieve understanding.
About the speakers:
Ali Abu Awwad is a leading Palestinian activist teaching his countrymen non-violent resistance, and reaching out to Jewish Israelis at the heart of the conflict. Ali has toured the world many times over, telling his riveting story of violent activism, imprisonment, bereavement and discovery of the path of non-violent resistance, a story of personal transformation. He is currently finishing his book, Painful Hope.
Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi and teacher, and a passionate Zionist settler who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with Ali. His understanding of the reality of the Middle East conflict and of Zionism has been utterly complicated by the parallel universe that Ali has introduced him to.
Join Ali and Hanan as they tell their personal stories and of their efforts to build a better future for their peoples. They come with no ready peace plans in hand, but only with the conviction that human understanding and trust will be the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on that tiny sliver of land that they both call home.
Made possible by the generosity of Bill and Toby Donner and our cosponsors: Compassion Games, Congregation Beth Shalom, Congregation Herzl-Ner Tamid, Congregation Kol Ami, Kingdom Christian Center, Mideast Focus Ministry at St. Mark’s Cathedral, Neighbors in Faith, Queen Anne United Methodist Church, St. James Cathedral, Temple Beth Am, Temple Bnai Torah.