Guide to the Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace Records
2002-2012
I-587

Processed by Nicole Greenhouse

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace
Title: Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace Records
Dates:2002-2012
Abstract: This collection contains the records of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, which was an American membership organization of American Jews committed to negotiating a settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The materials in the collection consist of administrative documents; board member resources; resource guides for activists, clergy members, and chapter members; conference proceedings and recordings; campaign petitions; and other materials.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 6.75 linear feet (12 manuscript boxes and 1 record carton)
Identification: I-587
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY
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Historical Note
We've Got Your Back, Mr. President: A Pledge to Support for President Obama's Pursuit of Israeli Palestinian Peace Postcard, 2008 (Box 10, Folder 13)

We've Got Your Back, Mr. President: A Pledge to Support for President Obama's Pursuit of Israeli Palestinian Peace Postcard, 2008 (Box 10, Folder 13)

Brit Tzedek v'Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, was founded in 2002 in response to the Second Intifada. The organization was an American membership organization of American Jews committed to negotiating a settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. They supported an end to Israeli military occupation of territories in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem; the establishment of a Palestinian state based on the pre-1967 borders; establishment of Jerusalem as the capital of both states; a resolution to the Palestinian refugee problem; an end to terrorism and state-initiated violence; and an evacuation of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories. The organization aimed to achieve these goals through building a constituent base, garnering media coverage, changing the discourse about Israeli-Palestinian peace, informing the American Jewish community, and through national campaigns that advocated a negotiated two-state solution.

At its peak, Brit Tzedek had a network of approximately 50,000 supporters and 38 chapters across the United States. In 2003, they organized their first national campaign, "A Call to Bring the Settlers Home to Israel," which petitioned Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President George W. Bush to redirect financial incentives to settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip willing to return to Israel. The petition had 10,000 signers. They also launched their "Spirit of Geneva" campaign in 2003, which sought to negotiate a two-state solution based upon the Geneva Accord. In 2006, they established the National Rabbinic Cabinet, which sought to organize rabbis, seminary students, and other Jewish clergy members in Brit Tzedek activism. In 2007, they organized a 22 city tour of Combatants for Peace, which brought together Israeli and Palestinian former combatants to work for peace through dialogue. Among its accomplishments, Brit Tzedek helped secure 36 cosponsors in the Senate for the 2007 Feinstein/Lugar resolution, which called for active U.S. engagement to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and 135 House signers to the Ackerman-Boustany letter to Secretary Condoleezza Rice to reinvigorate the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. In 2008, Brit Tzedek focused on its "Time to Choose" campaign, which was directed toward the 2008 presidential candidates to put peace talks on the presidential agenda. In 2010, Brit Tzedek merged with J Street.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection contains the records of Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace, from 2002-2012. Materials in the collection consist of correspondence, clippings and opinion pieces written by members of the organization, articles about peace solutions in Israel and Palestine, petitions and other campaign materials, recordings of conferences and other events, board member resource guides and election documents, member rolls, conference and training institute materials, chapter reports, events, photographs, and membership documents. Materials in the collection focus on Brit Tzedek's attempts to lobby legislators and other political leaders to work toward a two-state solution in Israel and Palestine and remove settlers out of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and East Jerusalem, as well as their trainings for students, rabbis, and other grassroots organizers and chapter activists to run successful campaigns and build membership.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into four series:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

This collection contains audiovisual or electronic media that requires special equipment to access. Please notify reference staff at reference@ajhs.org 24 hours in advance of needing access.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

The Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace is one individual collection within the Counter Culture collections located at the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS). Other counter culture collections at AJHS include the Arthur Ocean Waskow Papers (P-152), Leonard Fein Papers (P-582), Shira Eve Epstein Papers (P-776), Riv-Ellen Prell Papers (P-795), Ruth Abusch-Magder papers (P-841), Goldie Milgram Papers (P-885), Jews for Urban Justice (Washington, D.C.) Records (I-159), Jewish Peace Fellowship Records (I-189), Jewish Student Press Service Records (I-248), Breira records (I-250), American Jewish Alternatives to Zionism (New York, New York) Records (I-326), North American Jewish Students Appeal (I-338), Jewish Labor Committee Records (I-377), New Jewish Agenda Records (I-393), Vermont Chapter of the New Jewish Agenda Records (I-449), Jewish Counter Culture Collection (I-504), Trees and Life for Vietnam Records (I-542), Lights in Action Records (I-560), and portions of the Jewish Student Organizations Collection (I-61).

The Brit Tzedek v'Shalom website was captured by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine from 2002 to the present day (2016, as of this writing). The snapshots can be viewed here: https://web.archive.org/web/*/http://btvshalom.org/. Please note that the Wayback Machine may not render the website exactly as it appeared on the live web at the time, and that AJHS has no control over how often the site was crawled or how it displays now.

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Separated Material

CDs, DVDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and other audiovisual materials found within the records have been removed to AJHS’s audiovisual collection but are represented in the finding aid.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Brit Tzedek v'Shalom/Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace Records; I-587; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated to AJHS in 2013 by Aliza Becker. The accession number associated with this collection is 2013.016.

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Processing Information

In 2016, materials were refoldered and rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Documents have been taken out of binders and plastic sleeves. Original folder titles were retained when possible. Duplicates and materials containing credit card numbers were discarded.

CDs in the collection containing image, audio, and document files were ingested into the Center's digital asset manager and access was provided to these files. Links to this material is provided in the container list. CDs with complex file types and complex file structures and DVDs with video files were imaged using FTK (Forensic Toolkit) and stored in the secure server. Derivatives of video files can be created on request.

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Access Points

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Container List

 

Series I: Administration, 2002-2012

Boxes 1-5, AVC 104.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials related to the administration of the national office of Brit Tzedek. It includes newsletters, by-laws, correspondence, press clippings, action alerts, resource materials on key issues and organizing techniques, opinion pieces by Brit Tzedek leadership, speeches by activists, back-ups of the website, financial documents, and membership documentation including sign-in sheets. The majority of the series is made up of Board of Directors materials, including resource guides, biographies of board members, board member elections, and materials from their annual board member retreats. Significant board members include Aliza Becker, David Albert, Cherie Brown, Marcia Freedman, Neal Gosman, Ira Grupper, Yossi Khen, Rabbi Rebecca Lillian, Steve Masters, Penny Rosenwasser, Rabbi David Seidenberg, Nicole Dannenberg Sorger, and Donna Spiegelman.

Box TitleDate
AVC 104  Aaron Ahuvia 22005 November 20
  

Maxell HGX-Gold 30

 
AVC 104  Aaron Ahuvia 32005 November 20
  

Maxell HGX-Gold 30

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
11Accomplishments2006request_box
12Action Alerts2003request_box
13Advisory Committees2000srequest_box
14Advocacy and Public Policy Strategy Proposal2002request_box
15Advocacy Committee2007request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104  Becker, Aliza—Santa Fe, NM2004 July 26
  

VHS

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
16Bi-Monthly Updates2002-2003request_box
17Board Election Ballots2003request_box
18Board Election Ballots2005request_box
19Board Elections2002-2007request_box
110Board Meetings2005-2006request_box
111Board Member Biographies2000srequest_box
112Board Members' Voting Records2003request_box
113Board of Directors Resource Guide2003request_box
114Board of Directors Resource Guide2005request_box
115Board of Directors Resource Guide2006request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
21Board of Directors Resource Guide2008request_box
22Board Retreat2003request_box
23Board Retreat2006request_box
24Board Retreat2007request_box
25Board Retreat2008request_box
26Board Retreat2009request_box
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AVC 104 aa-i587-010Brit Tzedek v’Shalom Presentation—Dr. Spiegelman2003
  

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AVC 104 aa-i587-059Brit Tzedek v’Shalom Time Capsule2000srequest_box
  

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BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
27Brochure Distribution Record2003request_box
28Brown, Theo2004request_box
29Budget2008request_box
210By-Laws2002request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
AVC 104 aa-i587-038"Channels of Rage" Documentary2003request_box
  

DVD

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
211Chazan, Naomi2003request_box
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AVC 104 aa-i587-042Chazan, Naomi—"The Future of Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State: Prospects for Peace" at Hillel Foundation, Madison, WI2004 November 6request_box
  

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BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
212Committee to Support Israeli Peace Groups Proposal2002request_box
213Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement2006-2007request_box
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AVC 104 aa-i587-026Congregation B'nai Jeshurun—Amram Mitzna (1 of 2)2003 November 3
  

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AVC 104 aa-i587-027Congregation B'nai Jeshurun—Amram Mitzna (2 of 2)2003 November 3
  

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214Correspondence2002-2004request_box
215Correspondence—Freedman, Marcia2002-2003request_box
216Development and Communications Assessment Report2008request_box
217Direct Mail Campaign2002request_box
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AVC 104 aa-i587-044Disc 1—Diane Balser, Cherie Brown, Steve Masters, Heather Booth2009request_box
  

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AVC 104 aa-i587-045Disc 2—Heather Booth2009request_box
  

DVD

 
AVC 104 aa-i587-046Disc 3—Heather Booth, Mark Belkin, Sue Swartz2009request_box
  

DVD

 
AVC 104 aa-i587-047Disc 4—Speaker: Cherie Brown, Panel with Cherie Brown, Aliza Becker, Steve Masters, Rabbi Brant Rosen2009request_box
  

DVD

 
AVC 104 aa-i587-048Disc 5—Panel with Cherie Brown, Aliza Becker, Steve Masters, Rabbi Brant Rosen, Panel with Deepa Domansky, Diane Balser, Aliza Becker2009request_box
  

DVD

 
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218Event Planning Templates2006-2007request_box
219Fact Sheets and Accomplishments2000srequest_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104   Freedman, Marcia—JCC of Greater New Haven2002 November 17
  

Audio Cassette

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
220Freedman, Marcia—Membership Materials2002request_box
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AVC 104 aa-i587-058Freedman, Marcia—"Profiles," WFIU-FM2000srequest_box
  

CD

 
AVC 104 aa-i587-011Freedman, Marcia—Talk, Montpelier, VT2002
  

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221Freedman, Marcia—Tour Planning2003request_box
222Freedman, Marcia—Travel to Vermont2002request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
AVC 104 aa-i587-057Historical Archives—Marcia Freedman2000srequest_box
  

CD

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
223Information Packet2003request_box
224Information Packet2005request_box
225Information Packet2006request_box
226Information Packet2008request_box
227"Inside Brit Tzedek" Newsletter2005-2010request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
AVC 104 aa-i587-041"The Israelis and Palestinians: Prospects for Peace"2007 November 14request_box
  

DVD

 
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31Letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton2009request_box
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AVC 104 aa-i587-008Masters, Steve—Photos for Site and Publicity2007
  

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32Media Highlights2002request_box
33Media Highlights2003request_box
34Media Highlights2003request_box
35Media Highlights2004request_box
36Media Highlights2005request_box
37Media Highlights2006request_box
38Media Highlights2007-2009request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
41Media Highlights—Women Focus2002request_box
42Member Registration Forms2002request_box
43Membership Campaigns2002-2009request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104  Membership Meeting—Bernie Weisberger's Presentation on the Settlements2003 June 1
  

VHS

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
44Merger Documents2008request_box
45Midwest Academy Strategy Chart2009request_box
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AVC 104 aa-i587-037"Night to Honor Israel," Living Word Christian Center, MN2007 April 29request_box
  

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46Packet of Handouts2000srequest_box
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AVC 104  "Passionate Voices: American Jews and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict" by C. Burstein, T. Heriza, W. Univer—WYBE-TV, Philadelphia Stories2003
  

VHS

 
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47Photographs2000srequest_box
48Political Correspondence2003-2007request_box
49Press Clippings2003request_box
410Press Clippings2004request_box
411Press Clippings2005request_box
412Press Clippings2006request_box
413Press Releases2002-2003request_box
414Reports and Information Sheets2000srequest_box
415Sign-In Sheets2004request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
51Sign-In Sheets2005request_box
52Sign-In Sheets2006request_box
53Sign-In Sheets2007request_box
54Sign-In Sheets2008request_box
55Sign-In Sheets2009request_box
56Speeches2003-2006request_box
57Strategic Planning2009request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104  Waxman, Kelsey—CNN Debate2000s
  

TDK Mini DV 60

 
AVC 104 aa-i587-053Website (1 of 4)2009-2012request_box
  

CD

 
AVC 104 aa-i587-054Website (2 of 4)2009-2012request_box
  

CD

 
AVC 104 aa-i587-055Website (3 of 4)2009-2012request_box
  

CD

 
AVC 104 aa-i587-056Website (4 of 4)2009-2012request_box
  

CD

 
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Series II: Conferences, 2002-2009

Boxes 5-9, AVC 104.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains recordings, proceedings, schedules, speeches, panel discussions, release forms, evaluations, session monitor forms, packets, and other materials from national conferences in Washington DC, Boston, New York City, a western U.S. regional conference, and four national chapter activist training conferences (the 2003 National Leadership Training Institute and the Grassroots Leadership Training Institute from 2007-2009).

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581st National Conference2002request_box
592nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"2003request_box
5102nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"2003request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104  2nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Anti-Semitism Panel—Panel Discussion, Questions, Conclusion2003
  

VHS

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
5112nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Evaluations2003request_box
5122nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Keynote Address by MK Amram Mitzna2003request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104  2nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Keynote Address by MK Amram Mitzna2003
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  2nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Keynote Address by MK Amram Mitzna (Original)2003
  

VHS

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
612nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Packet2003request_box
622nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Packet2003request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104  2nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Palestinian Plenary—2nd Session2003
  

VHS

 
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632nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Release Forms2003request_box
642nd National Conference, "Israel's Road to Peace: The Role of American Jews"—Session Monitor Forms2003request_box
653rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"2004-2005request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Conference Tapes 1 & 2; Opening Plenary 1 & 22005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Conference Tapes 11 & 12; Keynote Address 2; Keynote Address 3/Anti-Semitism2005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Conference Tapes 13 & 14; Anti-Semitism 2; Organizing Listening Projects2005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Conference Tapes 15 & 16; Listening Projects 2; Closing Plenary; Closing Plenary 22005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Conference Tapes 3 & 4; Opening Plenary 3; From Oslo to Geneva2005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Conference Tapes 5 & 6; From Oslo to Geneva 3; Leadership for Peace in Jewish Congregations2005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Conference Tapes 7 & 8; Handling Disagreements; Annual Meeting 12005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Conference Tapes 9 & 10; Annual Meeting 2, Keynote Address2005
  

VHS

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
663rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Evaluations, Releases Forms, Session Monitor Forms2005request_box
Box TitleDate
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Grassroots Advocacy Q&A; Contemporary Politics and Diplomatic Developments2005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Keynote Tape 1 & 22005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Opening Plenary Tape 1 & 22005
  

VHS

 
AVC 104  3rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Organizing Plenary Tape 12005
  

VHS

 
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673rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Packet2005request_box
683rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Packet—Aliza Becker2005request_box
693rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Release Forms (1 of 5)2005request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
713rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Release Forms (2 of 5)2005request_box
723rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Release Forms (3 of 5)2005request_box
733rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Release Forms (4 of 5)2005request_box
743rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Release Forms (5 of 5)2005request_box
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AVC 104 aa-i587-0243rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 100B: "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jewish Community," Rabbi Balfour Brickner, MK Colette Avital, Jeremy Ben-Ami, J.J. Goldberg, Marcia Freedman2005
  

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AVC 104 aa-i587-0253rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 101: "Assessing the Security Barrier," Mohammed Alatar, Tony Klug2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0233rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 102: "From Oslo to Geneva: An Historic Overview of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations," Amjad Atallah, MK Colette Avital, and Herb Kelman2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0213rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 103: "Turning Terror to Tolerance in the Streets of Israel, Gaza, The West Bank," Rabbi Bruce Mark Cohen, Lesley Karsten, Di Nicola, and Karen Wald2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0223rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 104: "Israeli-Palestinian Historical Narratives: Reconciliation & Policy Implications," Paul Scham2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0193rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 201: "Zionism: Past, Present & Future," Bernard Avishai, Rabbi Andrew Hahn, Brian Klug2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0203rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 202: "Leadership for Peace in Jewish Congregations," Aaron Ahuvia, Rabbi Balfour Brickner, Rabbi John Friedman, Cantor Michael Davis, Rabbi Brian Walt2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0183rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 203: "Israeli-Palestinian Coexistence," Deanna Armbruster, Ami Nashanni Rous, Yoav Shoham2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0173rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 204: "Mizrachi Jews & the Peace Process," Shoshana Madmoni-Gerber2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0163rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 220A: "Keynote: From Gaza to Negotiations: How Do We Get There?" Amnon Lipkin-Shahad, Amjad Atallah2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0153rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 220B: "Keynote: From Gaza to Negotiations: How Do We Get There? Q&A," Amnon Lipkin-Shahad, Amjad Atallah2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0093rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 301A: "Organizing for Peace within the Palestinian Community," Ahlam Akram, Rafi Dajani, Adeeb Fadil, Saffrya Shillo2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0303rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—Session 301B: "Organizing for Peace within the Palestinian Community," Ahlam Akram, Rafi Dajani, Adeeb Fadil, Saffrya Shillo2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0283rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—"Organizing for Peace within the Palestinian Community" (1 of 2)2005
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-0293rd National Conference, "From Gaza to Negotiations: The Role of American Jews"—"Organizing for Peace within the Palestinian Community" (2 of 2)—Ahlam Akram, Rafi Dajani, Adeeb Fadil, Saffiya Shillo2005
  

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AVC 104 aa-i587-001Alliance for Peace in the Middle East Photographs2005
  

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AVC 104 aa-i587-003Alliance for Peace in the Middle East Photographs2005
  

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75Conference Handouts from other Organizations2000srequest_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
89Grassroots Leadership Training Institute2007request_box
810Grassroots Leadership Training Institute and Advocacy Days—Packet2007request_box
811Grassroots Leadership Training Institute2008request_box
812Grassroots Leadership Training Institute—Evaluations2008request_box
813Grassroots Leadership Training Institute—Packet2008request_box
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91Grassroots Leadership Training Institute2009request_box
92Grassroots Leadership Training Institute2009request_box
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AVC 104aa-i587-034Grassroots Leadership Training Institute, Part 1—Diane Balser, Cherie Brown, Steve Masters, Heather Booth2000srequest_box
  

DVD

 
AVC 104aa-i587-040Grassroots Leadership Training Institute, Part 2—Heather Booth2000srequest_box
  

DVD

 
AVC 104aa-i587-035Grassroots Leadership Training Institute, Part 3—Heather Booth, Mark Belkin, Sue Swartz2000srequest_box
  

DVD

 
AVC 104aa-i587-036Grassroots Leadership Training Institute, Part 4—Panel with Cherie Brown, Aliza Becker, Steve Masters, Rabbi Brant Rosen2000srequest_box
  

DVD

 
AVC 104aa-i587-033Grassroots Leadership Training Institute, Part 5—Panel with Cherie Brown, Aliza Becker, Steve Masters, Rabbi Brant Rosen; Panel with Deepa Domansky, Diane Balser, Aliza Becker2000srequest_box
  

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BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
76Media Training Workshop2003request_box
77National Leadership Training Institute2003request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
81National Leadership Training Institute2003request_box
82National Leadership Training Institute2003request_box
83National Leadership Training Institute2003-2009request_box
84National Leadership Training Institute—Membership2003request_box
85National Leadership Training Institute—Packet2003request_box
86National Leadership Training Institute—Packets2003request_box
87National Leadership Training Institute—Registrations (1 of 2)2003request_box
88National Leadership Training Institute—Registrations (2 of 2)2003request_box
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95United Jewish Communities Annual General Assembly Exposition2002request_box
93West Coast Regional Conference, "From the Ground Up: Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Uncertain Times"2006request_box
94West Coast Regional Conference, "From the Ground Up: Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Uncertain Times"—Packet2006request_box
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AVC 104aa-i587-031West Coast Regional Conference, "From the Ground Up: Building Israeli-Palestinian Peace in Uncertain Times"—Session 212: Talking About the Israeli Palestinian Conflict in Jewish Congregation, Rabbi Roberto Graetz and Rabbi Joshua Levine Grater2006
  

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Series III: Campaigns, 2002-2009

Boxes 9-11, AVC 104.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains petitions, video, advertising, resource guides, and other materials used to promote and administer their campaigns. Campaigns documented in this series include "A Call to Bring the Settlers Home to Israel," which petitioned Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and President George W. Bush to redirect financial incentives to settlers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip willing to return to Israel; the "Spirit of Geneva" campaign in 2003, which sought to negotiate a two-state solution based upon the Geneva Accord; the establishment of the National Rabbinic Cabinet, which sought to organize rabbis, seminary students, and other Jewish clergy members in Brit Tzedek activism; Combatants for Peace, which brought together Israeli and Palestinian former combatants to work for peace through dialogue; "Let's Talk"/"Time to Choose" campaign, which was directed toward the 2008 presidential candidates to put peace talks on the presidential agenda; the Bereaved Parents Tour, which brought together bereaved families of Palestinian and Israeli combatants; other speaking tours; and their annual Advocacy Days, in which activists were provided with training and met with over 100 Congressional offices.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
96Advocacy Days2005request_box
97Advocacy Days2006request_box
98Advocacy Days2007request_box
99Advocacy Days—Packet—Jeff Albert2005request_box
910Advocacy Days—Packet—Morgen Soliman2005request_box
911Advocacy Days—Packet—Shems J. Prinzvalli2005request_box
912Advocacy Days—Packet2008request_box
913Advocacy Days—Staff Packet2008request_box
914Bereaved Parents Events2002request_box
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AVC 104  Bereaved Parents on KBOO (Portland)2002 October 17
  

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915Briefing on Israeli Disengagement: Update on Current Political and Diplomatic Events2004request_box
916"A Call to Bring the Settlers Home to Israel" Campaign2003request_box
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101"A Call to Bring the Settlers Home to Israel" Campaign—Ad Buys2003request_box
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AVC 104aa-i587-013"A Call to Bring the Settlers Home to Israel" Campaign—Ads2003
  

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102"A Call to Bring the Settlers Home to Israel" Campaign—Petition2004request_box
103"A Call to Bring the Settlers Home to Israel" Campaign—Petitions2003-2004request_box
104Campaign for American Leadership in the Middle East (CALME)2005request_box
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AVC 104aa-i587-049Combatants for Peace—Cahnmann's Current Events Roundtable2000srequest_box
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-050Combatants for Peace—Fundraiser Demo2007request_box
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-060Combatants for Peace—Let's Talk2007request_box
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-005Combatants for Peace—Portland (1 of 2)2007 Febuary 5
  

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AVC 104 Combatants for Peace—Presentation at the JCC in Woodbridge, CT. Taped by Rhoda Zahler.2007 January 17
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-007Combatants for Peace—Suleiman Al Hamri, Shimon Katz, Judy Fiestal, Jill Severson—Portland2007 29 January
  

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105Combatants for Peace National Tour2007request_box
106"Don't Let Gaza Fail!" Campaign2005request_box
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AVC 104  Geneva Initiative Public Commitment (1 of 2)2000s
  

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AVC 104aa-i587-002Intentional Listening: A Workshop for Arabs, Jews, and Their Allies in Peace-Building Photographs2005
  

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107Ishai Menuchin Tour2003request_box
108Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information Tour2008request_box
109"Let’s Talk to the Candidates" Campaign2007request_box
1010"Let's Talk!" Petition—Call for American Diplomatic Engagement to Resolve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict2007request_box
1011"Open Letter from American Jews to the Next President" Campaign2004request_box
1012"Open Letter from American Jews to the Next President" Petition2004request_box
1013Pledges to Build Support for Obama's Pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian Peace2008request_box
1014Pledges to Build Support for Obama's Pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian Peace (1 of 2)2009request_box
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112"Pro-Israel! Pro-Peace! Progress!" Petition2005request_box
113Rabbinic Cabinet2007request_box
114Rabbinic Fellows Report2009request_box
115Rally for Peace2007request_box
116"Seek Peace and Pursue It: A Rabbinic Call to the Jewish Community" Campaign2005-2007request_box
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AVC 104  "Spirit of Geneva"2000s
  

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AVC 104  "Spirit of Geneva"—Back-Up Master2000s
  

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AVC 104  "Spirit of Geneva"—Rough Cut2000s
  

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AVC 104  "Spirit of Geneva"—Tape 1—Pre Luncheon, Interview with Mitzna2003
  

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AVC 104  "Spirit of Geneva"—Tape 22003
  

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AVC 104  "Spirit of Geneva"—Tape 2 (Original)2000s
  

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AVC 104  "Spirit of Geneva"—Tape 32003
  

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AVC 104  "Spirit of Geneva"—Tape 4—End of Ceremony, Interviews Yuli and Naomi2003
  

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Series IV: Chapters, 2002-2009

Boxes 11-12, AVC 104.
Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Content:

This series contains materials related to Brit Tzedek chapters. It includes charter applications, reports, photographs, event listings, surveys, and other documents to promote membership and advocacy of Brit Tzedek causes. Chapter activities included organizing programming with local Jewish communal organizations and synagogues, coordinating letter writing campaigns, facilitating intra-Jewish dialogue, placing opinion pieces in local media, and advocating in local politics. Although the organization had a network of 38 chapters, the majority of the materials in the series focus on the Seattle, Portland, Boston, Chicago, and Washington DC chapters.

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1111Chapter Surveys2003request_box
1112Charter Applications for Chapters2004-2008request_box
1113Chartered Chapter Reports2006-2009request_box
1114Chicago Chapter2002-2010request_box
1115Florida Chapters2005-2006request_box
1116Guidance Documents for Chapters2005-2008request_box
1117Los Angeles Chapter2007request_box
1118Portland Chapter2002-2008request_box
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121Portland Chapter—Agendas2004-2009request_box
122Portland Chapter—Events2002-2005request_box
123Portland Chapter—Media2004-2009request_box
124Portland Chapter—Photographs2002-2003request_box
125Seattle Chapter2004-2009request_box
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AVC 104aa-i587-012Seattle Chapter—Public Relations, Advocacy, Events2007-2009
  

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