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Recurring Event Event Series: Powered by Courage

Powered by Courage

  • November 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Powered by Courage is a series featuring Palestinian civil society leaders Rabbis Matalon, Sol, and Passow met while traveling with Encounter in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. This will be in conversation with eight of our fellow Jewish leaders. 

B’nai Jeshurun is proud to sponsor this series, which honors the courage of the many Palestinians who have hosted thousands of Encounter participants in their homes and communities over the past 15 years.


Nourishing Palestinian Cultural Identity

Tuesday, November 10 | 11:00AM-12:00PM

Mahmoud Muna, the “Bookseller of Jerusalem,” in conversation with Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl, Senior Rabbi, Central Synagogue.


Drawing on Religious Wisdom for Leadership in Conflict

Monday, November 16 | 1:30-2:30PM

Sami Awad, Founder & Program Director of Holy Land Trust, in conversation with Rabba Tamar Elad-Appelbaum, Founding Rabbi of Zion Community in Jerusalem and Co-Founder of the Israeli Rabbis Beit Midrash & Network.


Being Proximate: From a Palestinian Village in the Heart of Gush Etzion

Sunday, November 22 | 12:00-1:00PM

Abu Ibrahim, Head of Village Council and Mukhtar of Bayt Zakarya, in conversation with Evan Traylor, Rabbinical Student at HUC-JIR.


Being the Light Amidst Darkness: Women’s Leadership as a Way Forward

Wednesday, December 2 | 2:00-3:00PM

Fadia & Fatima Al Wahsh, Directors, Jubbet al Dhib Women’s Committee, in conversation with Danielle Shani, Co-Founder & CEO, BeDo – Generating Change, Differently.


Teaching Amidst Enduring Conflict: Literature & Poetry as Gateways

Wednesday, December 9 | 1:00-2:00PM

Lama Abuarqoub, English Teacher, Dar Essalaam Girls High School, in conversation with Tikvah Weiner, Head of School, The Idea School & Institute.


Adaptive Leadership: A View From Ramallah

Thursday, December 17 | 1:00-2:00PM

Sam Bahour, Palestinian-American Businessman, in conversation with Marty Linsky, Longtime Harvard Kennedy School Faculty Member.


Fighting for Peace: Nonviolent Leadership as a Way of Life

Tuesday, December 22 | 1:00-2:00PM

Sulaiman Khatib, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Combatants for Peace, in conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous, Senior Rabbi, IKAR.


Living Nonviolence: Becoming a Combatant for Peace

Tuesday, January 5 | 12:00-1:00PM

Osama Elewat, Board Member, Combatants for Peace, in conversation with Michael Soberman, Senior Educational Consultant, The iCenter for Israel Education.


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