Join Shabbat Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, following Shabbat morning services as she shares her powerful piece, “When I See Your Face I See the Face of God”—a selection from her new book. The piece is inspired by her first trip to Israel-Palestine with the Combatants for Peace. In this session, BJ member Martha Ackelsberg will join her to discuss the Combatants for Peace trip they were both on this past October.
Combatants for Peace is an extraordinary group of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters who are committed to working together non-violently to end the occupation and create a just society where the internet equality and dignity of all are fully realized. After their trip in 2018, Sheila and her husband Maynard developed a Philadelphia chapter of American Friends of Combatants for Peace, which organized the October 2022 trip.