"Sharing Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Relationship" at CRC Annual Meeting

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The Jewish Federation of Cleveland will host two professionals from Roots-Shorashim-Judur, a network of Israelis and Palestinians working together to make changes in an effort to end the ongoing struggle between the two sides. Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, Roots Co-Founder, and Shadi Abu Awwad, Roots Palestinian Youth Director, will discuss “Sharing Perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian Relationship” at the 72nd Annual Meeting of the Community Relations Committee (CRC) and Sidney Z. Vincent Memorial Lecture.

The event is free and open to the public on Tuesday, January 22 at 7:00 pm at Mandel JCC Stonehill Auditorium (26001 S. Woodland Road, Beachwood).

“The Community Relations Committee’s work focuses on bridging cultural divides, fostering mutual respect, and building collaborative relationships with other ethnic, racial, civic, and religious groups right here in Cleveland,” said Brad Schlang, CRC Chair. “Roots-Shorashim-Judur is doing the same in Israel. They are making tremendous strides in creating a real connection between these two groups that have spent many years living in separate universes despite their close geographic proximity in the West Bank. Through their groundbreaking grassroots work, Roots-Shorashim-Judur is changing that reality by addressing the suspicion and fear that exists between these communities through education and engagement.”

In addition to the discussion, the CRC will share how it builds relationships across diverse communities and helps mobilize our community into action.

For more information or to register, please visit www.jewishcleveland.org.

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