Wednesday, September 20, 2006

National High Holidays Actions & Events


New York | Seattle | Boston | Philadelphia | Bay Area



Thursday, September 28, 2006 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Organized by: Jews Against the Occupation/NYC

Contact: jatonyc AT

Join Jews Against the Occupation to welcome the New Year. Enter into a space of personal and communal reflection as we discuss the year's events in Israel, Palestine and Lebanon and journey through the Days of Teshuva reasserting our commitments and renewing our drive for action. Let us come together to recount where we have been and envision new directions for future work to end the occupation. Snacks and schmooze to follow.

Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center

107 Suffolk Street between Rivington and Delancey Streets

(Subway Directions: F to Delancey St, or J,M,Z to Essex St)

Jews Against the Occupation is an organization of progressive, secular and religious Jews of all ages throughout the New York City area advocating peace through justice for Palestine and Israel.



Sunday, October 1st, 2006

Organized by: Jewish Voice for Peace, Seattle

Contact: info AT

The traditional Tashlich ritual of the Jewish New Year allows for reflection and accountability for our actions/inactions of the past year. We will create a community space where we can reaffirm our commitment to working for justice in the Middle East.

Jewish Voice for Peace is a national organization opposed to Israel's military aggression and occupation of Palestinian land. The Seattle chapter engages in ritual and political activity in support of self-determination of Palestinian and Israeli people.



Thursday, September 21, 2006

Contact: JewsforJustice AT

Where: Post Office Square (Intersection of Congress and Milk Streets)

Young Jewish people will gather to hold a Tashlich ceremony. At this high holidays' ceremony, they will throw bread crumbs into the fountain to symbolize the casting off of collective wrongdoings from the previous year.

CONFRONTING Combined Jewish Philanthropies

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Contact: BostonJewsforJustice AT

Young Boston Jewish activists will confront the Board of Directors of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) at their board meeting. Focusing on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, they will demand that CJP reflect upon their support for Israel's bombing campaign in Lebanon; occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; and ongoing attacks on the Gaza Strip. As is traditional for the high holidays, the group will be dressed in white and will sound the shofar (ram's horn) as a wake-up call to CJP about their role in the Middle East and the opinion of young Jewish Bostonians about this role.

DISTRIBUTING Pledge Cards to Support Palestine at Boston Area Synagogues

Saturday, September 23 and Monday October 2, 2006

The High Holidays are often a time when synagogues offer their members pledge cards for suggested donations to Israel. This year, in response, Boston Jews will meet High Holiday service attendees at each of the Boston-area synagogues on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with pledge cards suggesting commitments to support Palestine and Lebanon.


Monday Evening, October 2, 2006
Contact: BostonJewsforJustice AT

Activists and allies will join together for a break-fast dinner to signify the end of the 10 Day Solidarity period and the beginning of a New Year of commitment to justice for in Palestine and Lebanon.


Contact: PhillySolidarity AT

Several events organized by Jews in Philadelphia will take place during the 10 Days of Solidarity. For more information about their High Holiday activities or future events, please contact the organizers at the above address.


Please join Bay Area Jews of Conscience in honoring the high holidays and our commitment to challenging the violence done in our name by the State of Israel. We are a network of Jewish Palestine solidarity activists committed to making visible our opposition to the historic and most recent crimes against humanity committed by the state of Israel in Gaza, Palestine and Lebanon.


Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23, 2006

Organized by: Bay Area Jews of Conscience

Contact:: JewishConscienceBayArea AT

Focusing on the theme of Jewish community accountability for the actions of the State of Israel, flyering will take place on the evening or morning of Rosh Hashanah at the services of selected progressive Bay Area congregations.


Sunday, September 24, 2006 at 3PM.

Organized by: Bay Area Jews of Conscience

Contact: JewishConscienceBayArea AT

Bay Area Jews will participate in the Bay Area Women in Black Tashlich ceremony at the Emeryville Marina.

YOM KIPPUR BREAK-FAST Cultural/Political/Religious Event

SUnday Evening, October 2, 2006

Organized by: Bay Area Jews of Conscience

Contact: JewishConscienceBayArea AT

Bay Area Jews will participate in a joint Jewish and Muslim Yom Kippur/Ramadan solidarity Break the Fast fundraiser and potluck dinner. They will raise funds for humanitarian relief efforts in Gaza and Lebanon, asking for admission donations on a sliding scale.

The event will feature Muslim and Jewish ritual, spoken word, dancing, and music. Location to be announced.

1 comment:

Small Blue Thing said...

I'm writing you from Madrid, Spain, to express my whole solidarity and gratitude for your work and words for Peace and Justice.

You're making a true diference, guys!