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Webinar: Tamar Elad Appelbaum with Sami Awad
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Webinar 2: Drawing on Religious Wisdom for Leadership in Conflict
Sami Awad
in conversation with
Tamar Elad Appelbaum

Sami Awad
Sami is Founder and Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, a not-for-profit organization in Bethlehem seeking to empower the community. Growing up in Bethlehem in the 1980s, Sami was involved with the Palestinian Center for the Study of Nonviolence in Jerusalem and coordinated workshops in conflict resolution, democracy, and nonviolence. He earned a BA at the University of Kansas and a Master's in International Relations at the American University, specializing in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Sami kept very close links with his native homeland and always intended to return to play his part in developing the Palestinian community. He has played a key role in several projects in Bethlehem since his return, including work with the Palestinian Bible Society to establish a Biblical museum, and founding Radio Bethlehem 2000, one of the first radio stations to be launched in the West Bank.

Tamar Elad-Appelbaum
Rabbi Tamar is the founder of ZION: An Eretz Israeli Congregation in Jerusalem, Founder of ZION Congregation, Jerusalem and Co-Founder of the Beit Midrash for Israeli Rabbis, Hartman Institute and Ha Midrasha, Oranim. Her work spans tradition and innovation, working toward Jewish spiritual-ethical renaissance through the renewal of community life in Israel and the struggle for human rights. She served as rabbi of Congregation Magen Avraham in the Negev; as a congregational rabbi in the NY suburbs alongside Rabbi Gordon Tucker, co-editor of the Mashiv Haruach Jerusalem poem anthology (2014), co-author of the Lev Shalem commentary for Pirkei Avot (2018). In 2010 she was named by the Forward as one of the five most influential female religious leaders in Israel for her work promoting pluralism and Jewish religious freedom.

Nov 16, 2020 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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