Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont
doors will open at 7 pm
Personal narratives by Jews and Palestinians about the establishment of the State of Israel sixty years ago, an event experienced as liberatory by many Jews in the wake of the Holocaust, and also experienced as a national catastrophe, the Nakba, by Palestinians.This presentation of narrative, music, and poetry will acknowledge the histories of two peoples forever joined in time and place, in contemplation of our own responsibilities to repair a broken world.
Can we understand these two contradictory realities? Can our understanding help guide us in efforts to bring about peace and justice to both peoples?
The evening will conclude with an audience participation discussion.
Are you surprised that Kehilla is four miles from my home, and favored by most of my Jewish friends who attend temple? Birds of a feather...
Years ago my mother attended a May event at Kehilla in which the children of the synagogue were instructed in the Nakba and how Israel's founding meant something very different to Palestinians.
See JVP's page on The Nakba, Palestinians, and Organizations Working on Palestinian Issues.
Journalist Philip Weiss has had an awakening re: the Nakba, and attended a meeting in the Brooklyn Friends' House that sounds similar to JVP's event above. Read Mondo Weiss for more.