– Deepen our community’s understanding of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
– Provide a space for rich discussion about strategies for social justice in the Middle East.
– Explore our ethical responsibilities as Jews, Americans and/or Israelis.
– Open new avenues for moving forward in our commitments to social justice in this region.
The Congregation Tikkun v’Or Israel-Palestine Social Justice Committee organizes and supports educational events about the Middle East conflict for members of the temple and broader community.
We believe that working for social justice is a core Jewish value, directly called for in Jewish text, and seen throughout Jewish history.
We proudly claim that the call for social justice has a rightful place in a spiritual community. Such work can and must include speaking out against the oppression of all peoples. Even when the oppressor is a Jew, or a Jewish nation state, we must uphold the call for justice.
Programs being planned include:
– Shabbat dinners with informal discussion about topics in Israel-Palestine history, current events, and/or culture;
– Book group — readings to be determined, but could include The Lemon Tree by Sandy Tolan or The Idea of Israel by Ilan Pappé;
– Go as a group to attend and discuss relevant films, lectures etc. presented at Cinemapolis, Cornell, Ithaca College and downtown.