Roots | Shorashim | Judur: A Local Palestinian Israeli Initiative
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 7:00pm to Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 9:00pm
Roots | Shorashim | Judur: A Local Palestinian Israeli Initiative

About the Event: Painful Hope

Saturday, November 23

7:00 - 9:00pm

Congregation Neveh Shalom

2900 SW Peaceful Lane, PDX | 503.246.8831

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Please join Israel360 for an evening with Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad of Shorashim/ Judur/ Roots. 

About the Speakers

Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi and teacher, and a passionate Zionist settler who has been profoundly transformed by his friendship with Ali Abu Awwad, a leading Palestinian nonviolence activist. The two of them were part of the core group that founded Roots in the beginning of 2014. 

Shadi Abu Awwad created the Roots youth program and was its first director. Local Palestinian and Israeli teenagers, who would otherwise never met each other, learn to acknowledge each other's humanity and become a new type of leader who can work together with the other side – and not against it – to create a better future for their peoples. 

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Please visit for more information on the inspiring grassroots projects being done by these Israelis and Palestinians who share the conviction that human understanding and trust are the prerequisites for lasting justice, freedom and peace on that tiny sliver of land that they both call home.