SIPP’S Earth Day Zoom Community Update

with SIPP Board Members and Partners

On Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 am, Sustainable Israeli-Palestinian Projects (SIPP) will be hosting a Community Update via Zoom video conference. Board Members Professor Bernard Amadei, Beth Ornstein, and Peter Ornstein will talk about their January 2020 trip to Israel and the West Bank, highlighting their environmentally-focused workshop funded by a US Embassy Grant.

The Community Update Program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To learn about SIPP go to Participation will be limited to 100 participants.

The Community Update will also feature talks from several of SIPP’s Palestinian, Israeli, and American partners including:

  • the Director of Green Land Society for Health Development (GLSHD) whom many of you met in Boulder last April,
  • SIPP’s new Israeli liaison Lisa Telesnick who has been actively involved with important bridge-building initiatives in Israel, and
  • Science Training Encouraging Peace Graduate Training Program (STEP-GTP) Associate Director Kim Kronenberg.

Amadei and the Ornsteins will talk about the outcomes from the interactive presentations they led relating to sustainability, systems, and facilitation and communication skills, for a diverse group of eleven Israeli Jewish, West Bank Palestinian, and Israeli Bedouin participants. This was the second of three workshops being provided as part of a US Embassy Grant awarded to Arab-Jewish Center for Empowerment, Equality, and Cooperation Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Economic Development (AJEEC-NISPED), GLSHD, and SIPP.  The participants came away with a new way to look at the needs and challenges of cross-border issues.

SIPP Board member Roberta Spivak will share her experience in February attending an all-day Alliance for Middle East Peace (ALLMEP) Advocacy Day in Washington DC. Roberta and others visited with Congressional representatives and delegations to seek support for the Partnership Fund for Peace Act (PFPA) which has bipartisan support.

About Sid Fox

Sid Fox renewed his interest and study from his Hebrew School days (where he was inspired by Deborah Pessin's insightful series 'The Story of the Jewish People') when he read James Michener's "The Source". Sid eventually taught a two semester Sunday class for adults at their home when their children were at Sunday School. It was based on 15 years study of the Bible, the three hundred years of modern research and Biblical Archaeology areas he continued to pursue as he branched out to Shakespeare, the Classics and other interests.

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