Weavers Way members Sheila Weinberg and Maynard Seider present a three-part workshop on efforts to envision a peaceful, cooperative Palestinian-Israeli partnership. Accomplished authors and scholars, Sheila and Maynard invite other Co-op members along with neighbors and friends to join them for three evenings designed to explore the work of Combatants for Peace. This evening's initial session will feature a screening of the first half of the acclaimed documentary "Disturbing the Peace," along with other footage from the ground, which will be followed by a facilitated discussion about conflict resolution and conciliation. ATTEND ONE, TWO, OR ALL THREE. REGISTER HERE.
Sheila Weinberg is a published author who has written widely on such topics as feminism, spiritual direction, parenting, social justice and mindfulness from a Jewish perspective and has contributed commentaries to Kol HaNeshama, the Reconstructionist prayer book. Sheila Weinberg has taught mindfulness meditation and yoga to rabbis, Jewish professionals and lay people in the context of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. She is a rabbi herself, and serves as a spiritual director to a variety of Jewish clergy including students and faculty at HUC-JIR in New York. She is creator and co-leader of the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program.
Maynard Seider is a sociologist who has co-led two previous workshops: one, an introduction to neoliberalism, and the other, a discussion of Naomi Klein's book, "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate." He is the author of "The Gritty Berkshires: A People's History From the Hoosac Tunnel to MASS MoCA." He volunteers at Houston Elementary School and is a member of Germantown Jewish Centre.
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