Join us for an important conversation in partnership with New Israel Fund, with Sally Abed and Alon-Lee Green—co-directors of Standing Together (Omdim Beyachad-Naqif Ma’an). Standing Together is predicated upon the centrality of Arab-Jewish partnership, and the organization is an essential voice during this difficult moment in Israeli history. Sally and Alon-Lee will share personal stories about the work they have done and the support system they have created through their thousands of members to maintain a group of dedicated Jews and Arabs who are devoted to creating a society capable of achieving peace, equality, and social justice for all.
Sally Abed is a staff member and an elected national leader at Standing Together. In recent years, she has become a prominent progressive Palestinian voice in Israel. Sally is a recurring guest on The Promised Podcast and the co-host of the new podcast Groundwork—a mini series co-sponsored by the New Israel Fund, about Palestinians and Jews refusing to accept the status quo and working together for change.
Alon-Lee Green is the national director and a founder of Standing Together the Jewish-Arab grassroots movement that mobilizes people around issues of peace, equality, and social justice. He got his start organizing Israel’s first trade union of waiters in a chain of coffee shops and went on to found Israel’s first National Waiters Union. Alon-Lee emerged as a prominent leader of Israel’s social protest movement in the summer of 2011, and subsequently served as a political adviser in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament.
B’nai Jeshurun is proud to host this program brought to you by the New Israel Fund and our fellow co-sponsors: Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, and J Street.