• Councilwoman Lee

Israel Study Seminar

I'm profoundly changed and so grateful for the opportunity to travel with other Bay Area civic leaders on a 10-day study seminar to Israel, hosted by the JCRC of San Francisco.


It was an invitation to grapple with the human capacity for beauty and brutality. A question lingers about our own responsibility to our families, communities and country: How we will create healing, peace, and justice. ☮️


A brief summary of our itinerary:


Tel Aviv

>> Stav Shaffir, former member of Knesset Labor Party

>> Walking Tour of Jaffa

>> Deputy Mayor Chen Arieli, LGBTQ Rights Activist

>> Belaynesh Zevadia, former Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia & Rwanda


Kfar Blum

>> BINA, refugee nonprofit

>> ANU Museum of Jewish People

>> Baha'i Terraces

>> Mohammed Darawshe, Shalom Hartman Institute Faculty


Lebanon & Syrian Borders

>> Lt. Colonel Sarit Zehavi, co-founder ALMA

>> Druze hosted Tel Shifon Winery


Jerusalem

>> Sea of Galilee

>> Alon Shachar, LGBTQ Center

>> Tal Becker, advisor to Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs

>> Knesset Tour

>> Old City Tour

>> Yiscah Smith, spiritual activist

>> c.a.t.a.m.o.n. Dance Group

>> Yad Vashem, Holocaust Memorial Center

>> Yad B'Yad, Hand in Hand

>> Dr. Micah Goodman, Shalom Hartman Fellow


West Bank

>> Roots (Shorasim)

>> Walking Tour of Ramallah

>> Dr. Khalil Shikaki, director of Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research

>> Dr. Mustafa Kamel Barghouthi, director of Palestinian Medical Relief Society


Dead Sea

>> Dan Shapiro, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel

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