Our mission is to provide the Kehilla community with opportunities to increase their understanding of the Israel-Palestine situation. Our mandate is to do this always under the umbrella of deep listening, with respect and honor for both the Israeli and Palestinian peoples, and within the framework of respect for the dignity and rights of all the people of Israel/Palestine. The most up-to-date picture of Kehilla’s relationship to the issues of Israel & Palestine are in our document Brit Shalom Final Covenant of Peace.

For more information, or if you are interested in joining the committee, please contact mideastcomm@kehillasynagogue.org.

  • Middle East Peace Committee News: A New Collaboration by Nikki Sachs, MEPC member
     
      The Middle East Peace Committee (MEPC) at Kehilla Community Synagogue, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence.  Let me tell you about this creative and exciting organization.
    The CJNV’s mission is to bring diaspora Jews to Israel/Palestine to “engage in creative nonviolent activism in the … >>
  • How Was The Values Statement Developed?    by Rabbi David J. Cooper
    The Kehilla Statement of Values on Israel/ Palestine  was passed by the Kehilla Board of Trustees in September. That Board resolution was only the last stage of a long process.
    It was in the making for several years and has involved many educational gatherings, surveys of the community, open meetings to … >>
  • Kehilla Statement of Values on Israel/Palestine “That which is hateful to you, do not do to another” Hillel, Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 31a
    “You shall not oppress the stranger, and you know the heart of a stranger because you were strangers in the land of Mitzrayim”  Exodus 23:9
    “Zion shall be redeemed by justice…”  Isaiah 1:27
    From its inception, and in our statements and resolutions over … >>

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