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Fri, Jul 11, 2014
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Politics and Prayer in East Jerusalem: A one-day study tour for Rabbis

Through an up-close look at the neighborhood of Silwan, including meetings with residents, we will learn how settlement activity is changing the face of East Jerusalem--and even of the peace process, about the continued legal battle for control of Robinson's Arch (the "egalitarian kotel"), and about how rabbis and their communities can help create a sacred and safe Jerusalem for the future. The day will conclude with a conversation with the leaders of Tag Meir, the peaceful response to Price Tag attacks.

Your guides for the day:
Susie Sawicki, Associate Director, New Israel Fund
Rabbi Gideon Sylvester, Senior Educator in Israel, T'ruah
Betty Herschman, Director of International Relations & Advocacy, Ir Amim
Yoni Mizrahi, Emek Shaveh

Friday, July 11
8:30 AM-2:00 PM

Register by July 7. Space is limited.  Meeting place will be supplied after registration.

Please contact Karen Paul-Stern at with comments or questions.

Registration Note:
A kosher light breakfast and lunch will be served; please let us know if you have further needs in the appropriate field below. 

In the "Comment" section below, please tell us a little about yourself and what you hope to get out of the NIF/T'ruah tour (one-two sentences).