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Monday, February 18 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Where Torah Meets Territory - Project Hayei Sarah: Emerging Leaders Share Stories of Hebron

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In Torah portion Hayei Sarah, Abraham acquires what is considered to be the modern city of Hebron in the West Bank. As progressive Jews concerned about the human rights situation in Hebron today, we engage with this text as an opportunity for education and reflection. Project Hayei Sarah is a group of over 50 young Jewish leaders who have spent time in Hebron, supporting each other to share our stories and questions in our communities. We are grateful for the opportunity for respectful and open-hearted discussion.


Presenters
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Alana Alpert

Rabbi, Congregation T'chiyah
Alana Alpert, a California native, is excited to be reclaiming the roots her grandmother left behind in Detroit. She graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies, where she studied resistance and social movements, exploring the then burgeoning Jewish Social Justice Movement. She is a graduate of AVODAH: the Jewish Service Corps and ACTIVATE! The Community Organizing Fellowship of Social Justice Leadership. Rabbi Alpert has worked... Read More →
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Micah Weiss

Micah is co-director of Project Hayei Sarah, a fellow at Yeshivat Hadar, and a leadership coach with J Teen Leadership. Previously, Micah served as Assistant Director of Etgar 36, running trips on the Civil Rights Movement and Food Justice. Micah graduated from Wesleyan University in 2010 and then participated in AVODAH, working at the Crown Heights Community Mediation Center. Born and raised in Atlanta, Micah is a southerner at heart, though his... Read More →


Monday February 18, 2013 11:15am - 12:30pm
Monroe concourse level