OneVoice leaders, Adva Vilchinski and Ahmad Omeir will speak at Congregation Eitz Chayim (136 Magazine St., Cambridge) on “Waging Peace: An Israeli and Palestinian Activist Report from the Field” in Cambridge on Tues., Sept. 11, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by J Street Boston and co-sponsored by OneVoice.
OneVoice is a nonpartisan international grassroots movement which aims to amplify the voice of the majority of Israelis and Palestinians who wish for peace and prosperity. It has branches in Ramallah, Tel Aviv, and Gaza, supported by offices in New York and London. Their activists work to build popular consensus for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. http://www.onevoicemovement.org)
Adva Vilchinski, 28, is the Director of the Youth Leadership Program for OneVoice Israel. Originally from Tel Aviv, she studied at Ben Gurion University.
Ahmad Omeir, 26, is the International Engagement Program Coordinator for OneVoice Palestine. Originally from Tulkarem, he studied at Arab American University in Jenin.
J Street – with over 180,000 supporters nationwide and a Rabbinic Cabinet of over 650 – is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans to advocate for vigorous U.S. leadership to achieve a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and to broaden debate around Israel and the Middle East in national politics and the American Jewish community.
J Street Boston, one of the largest and most active of the almost 40 local J Street communities across the country, has a growing list of over 10,000 supporters and a Rabbinic Cabinet of some 40 rabbis, cantors, and rabbinical students. J Street Boston activists are involved in home district congressional advocacy, media work, synagogue and community outreach, educational engagement, and more.