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Davening & Dinner featuring Israeli human rights lawyer Sari Bashi

  • Franciscan Community Center 214 West 97th Street New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)

Sponsored by the David, Ursula, & Adina Michaeli Memorial Education Fund

Join us for a joyful evening of tefillah, beginning with Mincha at 6:15 p.m. Following services, we'll enjoy a catered meal and learn from our featured guest speaker, Israeli human rights lawyer Sari Bashi.

This evening’s talk, The Struggle for Normal Life in Gaza, will give us a peek at life in Gaza and the Israeli policies that have shaped it for the past 70 years. Who supplies the water?  Who runs the schools?  Why are power outages a daily occurrence?  This is an invitation to deepen our understanding of Israel's relationship to Gaza and the West Bank and the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. 

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Sari Bashi is the co-founder of Gisha, an Israeli NGO dedicated to defending Palestinian freedom of movement and the former Israel/Palestine country director at Human Rights Watch. She writes and lectures about Israel/Palestine and international humanitarian law. She is currently a human rights fellow at Yale Law School, researching the way activists for justice in Israel/Palestine talk to and about Israelis.

Online registration is now closed. We have a couple of tickets still available for purchase- please call the office at 212-874-7005 for details.

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