The Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group of San Mateo

invites Dialogue participants and guests to
meet your extended community from the six Bay Area Dialogues and
acknowledge citizens who insist on building bridges to one another, and to
picture what life will look like together beyond fear, beyond war. . .at the third

All Bay Area Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue
Season of Light Gathering 2006

Delicious potluck dinner
Bring your favoirte main dish,
salad or side dish for eight

Fundraiser to help Middle East

FILMS ~ ~ Inspiring musical-comedy
and 2 documentary sneak previews

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Student guests

Closing ceremony and music

Attendance limited to 100. Reserve your place early.

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006            5:00 Sharp - 8:00 pm
St. Mary's Cathedral ~ Geary at Gough ~ San Francisco, CA

(enter on Gough -- ample free parking)


"PEACEMAKERS: Palestinians and Jews Together at Camp"
Glimpses of California's Camp Tawonga where
the Family Peacemakers Week brings together Palestinians and Jews
Muslims, Christians and Jews from North America and the Middle East
to change enemies into partners

"Dialogue at Washington High"
A new video by the local Dialogue to model how diverse high school students
come together in a classroom with a new quality of listening, to share stories and become closer.

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"West Bank Story"
This award-winning,18-minute musical comedy set in the fast-paced,
fast-food world of competing falafel stands in the West Bank asks the question:
Can an Israeli Jew and a beautiful Palestinian couple's love withstand
a century-old conflict and their families' desire to control
the future of the chic pea in the Middle East?
(see preview)

Dinner will be pot luck in the truest sense.
Please bring your best and most favorite main dish,
salad or side dish to share with eight to ten people.
Dessert and drinks will be provided.

HELPING PEOPLE in the Holy Land
This fundraising evening is for three deserving groups, equally, that build relationships.

The Parents' Circle - Bereaved Families Forum -- -- is nearly 500 Israeli and Palestinian families who have lost loved ones in the conflict. Yet they reject violence and revenge, instead traveling and speaking side by side to call on both peoples to reconcile in the spirit of peace. Always Arab and Jew together, they facilitate classroom Dialogue sessions in high schools, promote the "Hello Peace" telephone chat line for communication between Palestinians and Israelis, hold a summer camp for the children, and tour the Middle East and North America creating hope in the hearts of both peoples.

Hand in Hand Schools -- --seek to spark revolutionary change in Israeli education and society by establishing a new educational paradigm: integrated, bilingual schools where Jewish and Arab children and their families learn and grow together. Hand in Hand's mission is to catalyze the creation of a network of integrated schools around the country, providing Jewish and Arab parents the option to send their children to schools where they can learn and interact with all their neighbors.

The Future Generation's Hands -- -- formerly Nablus Youth Federation, educates and encourages Palestinian youth in volunteerism, democracy building, communication and relationship building. Rejecting violence, they instill a spirit of cooperation from Jenin to Rafah, and across borders. They meet with Israelis and other Jews in Europe and North America, and across borders whenever possible. Located in the largest Palestinian city, they represent a great hope to spread a culture of respect and personal responsibility in the Middle East.

DONATION at door ~ ~ $25 per person
Additional tax-deductible contributions encouraged.
No one denied for lack of ability to contribute. ~ ~ Seating limited to 200.

To assure your seat, please RSVP:
Libby and Len Traubman -- (650) 574-8303
Fanny and Elias Botto -- (650) 349-4299

Sponsored by the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group of San Mateo
celebrating 14 years of sustained talking, listening, and helping people engage