Ali Abu Awwad Visits Bnai Keshet Synagogue in Montclair, NJ - Monday, October 6, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad spoke to a packed house at the Reconstructionist Bnai Keshet synagogue in Montclair, NJ in an event sponsored cooperatively with Reform Temple Ner Tamid, Conservative Congregation Shomrei Emunah, and the CRC of Greater MetroWest Federation. Rabbi Elliott Tepperman writes, "It was a pleasure to host Palestinian peace activist Ali Abu Awwad last night to a packed crowd at Bnai Keshet. Very inspiring to hear a message of hope, non-violence, and reconciliation."
Ali Abu Awwad Visits Hebrew Union College in New York, NY - Monday, October 6, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad participated in a conversation moderated by Professor Steven M. Cohen at The Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion. Ali on coalition-building with unexpected allies: "I will not lie to you ... We don't agree about everything. But ... we have agreed to manage our disagreements non-violently. This conflict demands of us to take extreme - maybe unpopular - steps towards peace."
Ali Abu Awwad Visits Princeton University in Princeton, NJ - Sunday, October 5, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad spoke to the students of Princeton University in an event co-sponsored by Tigers for Israel (TFI), Center for Jewish Life - Hillel at Princeton University, J Street U Princeton, Princeton Committee on Palestine, and Princeton MSA. One student commented, "Today I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mr. Ali Abu Awwad, a peace activist from the West Bank. He represents the rejection of violent resistance one can only hope will reach the rest of the region soon. Truly an inspiration."
Ali Abu Awwad Visits Beit Ahavah - The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northampton in Florence, MA - Thursday, October 2, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad spoke to over 300 people at Beit Ahavah - The Reform Synagogue of Greater Northamption. The synagogue Facebook page writes, "Ali Abu Awwad spoke to us last night in an amazing community program of transformation, tears, standing ovations in a packed sanctuary, hearts moved, uplifted, awakened. Ali lifted us with his passion, his story, his incredible, powerful words of true peace and reconciliation." The rabbi of the synagogue, Riqi Kosovske, wrote, "Incredible night last night. I want to leap for peace. Thank you Ali Abu Awwad for coming to us, sharing your soul. May you be blessed, safe, and joined on your journey." Another attendee wrote, "Meeting an incredible person [Ali] who has such peaceful energy and is living a true life of non-violence and justice, against all odds, is a deep blessing."
Ali Abu Awwad Visits Brandeis University in Waltham, MA - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad shared his perspective and powerful story with the students of J Street U Brandeis in an event sponsored by Encounter.
Ali Abu Awwad Speaks at the UJA-Federation of Northeastern New York Women's Philanthropy in Satatoga Springs, NY - Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Standing ovation for Ali Abu Awwad at the UJA-Federation of Northeastern New York Women's Philanthropy event.
Ali Abu Awwad Visits the Ramaz School in New York City - Monday, September 29, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad spoke to the Politics club and members of the administration at the Ramaz School, a coeducational, private Modern Orthodox Jewish prep school located in New York City.
Ali Abu Awwad Visits the Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, CA - Sunday, September 28, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad spoke at the Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, CA. Writes one attendee, "At the end, an older Jewish man came to me in tears and shared about his experience as a freedom fighter in the south. He said 'while I was imprisoned I thought to myself, what would make a difference for the Palestinian people is a non-violent movement. And now I get to hear of all these efforts and I am so proud.'"
Ali Abu Awwad and Hanan Schlesinger Speak at the More Church in Amarillo, Tx - Sunday, September 21, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad and Hanan Schlesinger spoke on Sunday evening, September 21st to a large audience at the More Church in Amarillo, Texas. The presentations and Q&A were captured on video for you to enjoy.
Hanan with Pastor Daryl Roach
Hanan and Ali speak to the Highland City Club Of Boulder, CO - Friday, September 19, 2014
On Friday, September 19th Hanan Schlesinger and Ali Abu Awwad gave a lunchtime presentation to the members and invited guests of the Highland City Club in Boulder, CO. The presentations were followed by a time for Questions & Answers.
Ali Abu Awwad Speaks to an Interfaith Audience at OakBrook Church in Reston, VA - Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad spoke about the Roots project and shared his life testimony with an audience of Jews, Muslims, and Christians at the Oakbrook Church in Reston, VA. The event was co-sponsored by the Oakbrook Church/Friends of Roots, Congregation Sha'are Shalom, the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS Center), the Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, and Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Ali Abu Awwad Speaks to a PACKEd House at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC - Tuesday, September, 16, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad shared his life testimony and spoke about the Roots project to a good crowd at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC on Tuesday afternoon, September 16th. The event was co-sponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace, Encounter, the Telos Group, J Street DC Metro, and the Oakbrook Church/Friends of Roots. Following his presentation, Ali participated in a discussion panel with Howard Sumka, Stephen Stern, and Yona Shem-Tov.
ALI ABU AWWAD Meets With Senate Staffer on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC - Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad, Stephen Stern, and John Moyle meet with a Senate staffer in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to discuss the Roots project and the existing situation on the ground in the West Bank.
Meetings with J Street Leaders at J Street Leadership Convention in Baltimore, MD - September 14-15, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad met with key leaders in the J Street organization and was the featured speaker at the morning breakfast during J Street's Leadership Conference held in Baltimore, MD on September 14-15.
Visit with the OakBrook Church of Reston, VA - September 14, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad shared his testimony and spoke about the Roots project with the Oakbrook Church congregation on Sunday morning, September 14th.
Visit with Northway Christian Church in Dallas, TX - Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ali and Rabbi Schlesinger participate in the ongoing series, "Faiths in Conversation," at the Northway Christian Church in Dallas, TX on Thursday evening, September 11th.
Visit to The Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX - Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ali Abu Awwad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger engage in the "Painful Hope" Dialogue event held the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Visit to the Memnosyne Institute in Dallas, TX - Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ali and Hanan with the wonderful staff of one of our partners, the Memnosyne Institute in Dallas.
Private Gathering in Dallas, TX - Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Ali and Hanan with the gracious hosts.
Visit with the Old Westbury Hebrew Congregation, Old Westbury, NY - Monday, September 8, 2014
Sponsored by the Long Island Board of Rabbis, JCRC-LI, Sid Jacabson JCC, and the Rabbinical Association of Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens
Visit with Kolot Chayeinu in Brooklyn, NY - September, 7, 2014
A Conversation about Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance and the Changing of Minds with Ali Abu Awwad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, moderated by Rabbi Ellen Lippman
Video by Joe Friendly