If you have concerns about the recent decision by the Oly Food Co-op Board to boycott Israeli product, then please consider attending this event.
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb Discusses Jewish and Palestinian Nonviolence
Sunday August 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin Street SE, Olympia
Internationally respected Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb will speak about “Jewish and Palestinian Non-Violence in Desperate Times: A Step Towards Solutions” at 7:00 pm Sunday August 8, at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin Street SE, in downtown Olympia.
Rabbi Gottlieb will speak about her most recent trip to Israel/Palestine and why she supports the growing international movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) to end human rights abuses against Palestinians. She will share stories and insights from her travels in Israel/Palestine and the wisdom of working for nonviolent actions to end the conflict. She has traveled and worked for peace in the Middle East for many years.
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb is the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi in the Jewish Renewal movement and is the third member of her family to found a synagogue. She founded Interfaith Inventions, Bat Kol National Jewish Feminist Theater Troupe, Shomer Shalom Institute for Jewish Non-Violence, and is the co-founder of the Muslim-Jewish Peace Walk. She is listed as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Rabbis in the U.S.
She is a longtime active member of the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), a nationwide and international pacifist organization that is broadly interfaith. It has been active since 1914 in Europe and 1915 in the U.S. Her speaking engagement is sponsored by the Olympia FOR, which was founded in 1976.
Rabbi Gottlieb will be visiting our community from Sunday through Tuesday August 8 through 10.
For information about the Olympia FOR, please contact Glen Anderson at (360) 491-9093 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Olympia FOR’s website, http://www.olympiafor.org.
For information about the local BDS efforts, including supporting the Olympia Food Co-op’s boycott of goods made in Israel, please contact Noah Sochet at email@example.com