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Photos from the 2005 Louisville Weekend
Louisville Courier-Journal (Friday, Sept. 30, 2005)
Regional conference will bring together Jews, Palestinians:   Interfaith service will kick off event

Louisville Courier-Journal (Saturday, October 1, 2005)
Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue Weekend: Interfaith prayers for peace open conference

(Press Release)

(Photos from the 2004 First Midwest Weekend in Duluth)

The Second Midwest
Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue Weekend

deepening  —  building relationships  —  creating a new future

October 1-2, 2005            Louisville, Kentucky

overlooking the beautiful Ohio River and Louisville

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Ramada Inn Riverfront

700 W. Riverside Drive Jeffersonville, IN 47130
(across the bridge from Louisville)

Telephone: 812-284-6711 -- Fax: 812-283-3686 -- Reservations: 800-537-3612 (USA)
Hotel Information and Reservations

Dialogue Weekend space is limited.      Make your reservations today.

Dialogue Weekend Reservaton: $75 (Students: $50 -- scholarships available)

Includes printed materials, free videos, and meals except Saturday dinner.
Confirm your place by e-mail to:

Hotel Room Reservation: $69/night, includes tax

Total room rate for two double beds or one king bed.
Tell reservation staff if you would like to share a room.
Make hotel reservations today -- 812-284-6711 or 800-537-3612.
Ask for DIALOGUE WEEKEND group rate.
Fees cover all meal expenses, except Saturday dinner together.
On your own. Don't delay.
Complimentary airport shuttle.

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hosted by Elias Botto and Libby & Len Traubman
facilitators of the Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue of San Mateo, California

      Participants begin arriving at Louisville's Standiford International Airport (SDF).
      Phone the Ramada Inn Riverfront (Jeffersonville, Indiana) to request a complimentary van across the bridge.
      Early arrivals may go to the "Shabbat Shalom Service for Peace" at The Temple in Louisville, or eat together and relax.
      EARLY MORNING -- Complimentary continental breakfast. Consider a quiet walk and river view. Meeting room open, with music.
      9 a.m. -- First meeting. Welcome. Overview of Dialogue. New quality of listening. Begin introductions with personal stories.
      NOON -- Lunch together with intentional conversation. Exhibits, including Opening of the Heart story-portraits. Display of useful materials.
      AFTERNOON -- Conclude introductions. Inspiring video. Principles and Process of Sustained Dialogue. Questions. Rest. River walk.
      DINNER -- Restaurant dinner overlooking the Ohio River. Continue personal conversations.
      EVENING -- Continue questions. The Process of Change -- what works and what doesn't. What changes? Who changes? End with inspiration.
      EARLY MORNING -- Complimentary continental breakfast. Meeting room open, with quiet music.
      8:30 a.m. -- Assimilate personal insights from day before. Beginning and sustaining a Dialogue group. Outreach to public and media. Video.
      11:30 a.m. -- Return to room. Check out. Confirm airport shuttle needs. Store baggage.
      NOON -- Lunch together with intentional conversation.
      1:15 p.m. -- Important concluding session. Assimilate insights, intentions, future needs. Close with inspiration.
      3:00 p.m. -- Leave for home. Complimentary airport shuttle.
      EVENING -- Locals and others may wish to meet, eat and assimilate the weekend experiences.

(Photos from the 2004 weekend)

More about the
Palestinian-Jewish Dialogue Weekend

This will be a weekend opportunity for those who are deeply interested in Jewish-Palestinian relationship building. It is to finally meet face-to-face, review principles of Dialogue that works, consider shared challenges to Sustained Dialogue, and think together about outreach action -- deepening and widening the circle of relationship-builders in cities, on campuses, and overseas, while showing what life will look like not far down the road.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, the days will have structure but will respond and flow with participants' needs. We will offer during this relationship-based gathering brief, substantive presentations, with graphics and printed materials on:

1. Story as Entry to Dialogue
"An enemy is someone whose story we have not heard." Dialogue begins with Story, and with compassionate listening. The prescription is to listen to everyone - even to the "enemy" - without "yes, but." And not just when it's easy, but when the wind is blowing 100 miles an hour. Like now.
2. The Process of Social Change Through Dialogue and Expanding Identification
Social change needs Time. It begins with individuals - Innovators and Early Adapters, in Dialogue with others, even "enemies." One Listens compassionately to learn from the "other," to discover together a new social intelligence. Energy, once wasted "against" "enemies," is in a new, creative capacity to respond. The "action" of Dialogue is relationship-building -- widening and deepening the ever-increasing circle. With Dialogue comes discovery of a stronger faith and sense of self, and Expanded Identification to include all of humankind and life.
3. Beginning, Maturing, and Growing A Dialogue
Want to begin a Dialogue Group where you live? This is a how-to! Finding Dialogue partners. Conducting first meetings. Establishing a dependable core group. What Dialogue is and is not. Dealing with dynamics. Deciding when and how to begin outreach and public offerings. Working with the media. Widening the circle. Finding balance of Dialogue and Advocacy.

A Call to Jewish-Palestinian Dialogue is on the Web

To attend, contact
Libby and Len Traubman
Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue Group in California      or      650-574-8303

(Press Release)

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