In This Place Together, a Palestinian Journey to Collective Liberation
Note: This is a 60-minute class running on Wednesday, 5/19/2021, @ 1pm-2pm PDT. Upon completed registration, your Zoom invitation will be emailed to you 7 days prior to the start time.
At fourteen, Sulaiman Kahtib was imprisoned for stabbing an Israeli. During his decade behind bars, he encountered torture, but also witnessed the power of hunger strikes and explored the teachings of Gandhi and Mandela.
His new book, co-written with Penina Eilberg-Schwartz, shares his story and how he came to learn and lead a Palestinian-Israeli nonviolent movement for peace.
Join them in conversation with Rabbi Brad Artson, to discuss working with others across vast differences in power and experience.
Sulaiman Khatib was born in Hizma/Jerusalem and lives in Ramallah. He is an active member of various programs aiming to promote a peaceful solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. He is co-founder of Combatants for Peace, a joint nonviolent Israeli-Palestinian movement to end the occupation, and has been twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the movement.
Penina Eilberg-Schwartz lives and writes in the Bay Area, and is the daughter of two wonderful (and very different) rabbis. She has organized on issues of justice in Israel and Palestine with several organizations, including Abraham’s Vision, the Rebuilding Alliance, New Israel Fund, and IfNotNow. Her work has appeared in publications like The Rumpus, +972 Magazine, and Evolve, and she is an alumnus of the Alley Cat Books Writing Residency, LitCamp Juried Writers Conference, and Logan Nonfiction Fellowship. She co-wrote the chapbook Everything in the speaking of it (Alley Cat Books, 2019) and In this Place Together (Beacon Press, 2021) is her first full-length work. She is currently working on a novel as well as a book-length essay about the myth of the Jewish nose.
Rabbi Dr Bradley Shavit Artson holds the Abner and Roslyn Goldstine Dean’s Chair of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies and is Vice President of AJU. A passionate advocate for social justice, human dignity, diversity and inclusion, he has published and spoken widely on environmental ethics, special needs inclusion, racial and economic justice, cultural and religious dialogue and cooperation, and working for a just and secure peace for Israel and the Middle East. He wrote a book on Jewish teachings on war, peace and nuclear annihilation in the late 80s and became a leading voice advocating for LGBT marriage and ordination in the 90. A member of the Philosophy Department, he is particularly interested in theology, ethics, and the integration of science and religion. Rabbi Artson is also dean of the Zacharias Frankel College in Potsdam, Germany, ordaining Conservative rabbis for Europe.