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Palestinian and Israeli kids at last years day camp

Dear friends,

Thank you for visiting Roots, for hearing about our work and for understanding our message. We hope the visit enriched your understanding of the conflict and raised some new possibilities. Within the turmoil of these days, we know that our work within the communities on the ground is a crucial part of any path forward. Here's an invitation to be a part of this change on your campus or community!

Start here, with a "Like" to our Facebook page.

Donate to support our youth alumni project (details and video on Jewcer)

See below for the itinerary of our 2018-19 speaking tours.

Roots is a unique and growing network of local Palestinians and Israelis building trust and partnership that are the groundwork to end our conflict. Your ability to share our message is an important part of changing the often toxic discourse around Israel/ Palestine. The flagships of our message here on the ground; the women's group, youth projects and social initiatives- are constantly growing and in need of support, to challenge the resignation to a life of just "us and them."

Right now, we have a crowdfunding campaign for the alumni of our young adults project- check it out and and please share with your networks!

The structures on our land, the programs we run and the change we affect are enabled by individuals like yourself from around the world. If our fresh discourse and work at the heart of the conflict reflect your values and hopes, please support our programs and help advance our work by donating through our US based 501c, "Friends of Roots." For more information, please write to: development@friendsofroots.net

Invite Roots to your community!

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Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Khaled Abu Awwad on the radio in Colorado

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USA Speaking Tour
Jan-Feb 2019
Booking available for June 2019
Click here to see full tour itinerary

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Shadi Abu Awwad, the Roots Palestinian youth director, and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger, one of the founders of Roots, will share personal, interconnected stories and present the groundbreaking and challenging grassroots work of our initiative.
We invite mosques, synagogues, churches, Jewish and Muslim organizations, universities, organizations involved in peace work, and any other community organization to book a speaking engagement with Roots.

The Roots Winter 2019 USA tour (alongside representatives of "Land for All") will begin January 22 and continue until February 6. If you are interested in bringing Roots to your community on future tours, please contact Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger: ravhanan@gmail.com

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Roots Young Adults taking responsibility and visiting a victim of extremist violence

Partner with our work by:

▪ Publicize Roots in your community through your own local media. Bring our speakers and our discourse into your community (see below).
Publicize Roots in your community through your own local media. Bring our speakers and our discourse into your community (see below).

Our website contains stories, articles and more resources.

▪ Get involved in a longer term way with one of our working boards in the US or in Europe. (find them on our web-site https://www.friendsofroots.net/team/).
▪ Adopt a project of ours and raise funds in your campus/community (Young Adults, Youth Photography, Womens Religious Leadership or more)
▪ Bring "The Field," a feature documentary about Roots, to your local film festival- more info below.
Get involved in a longer term way with one of our working boards in the US or in Europe. (find them on our web-site https://www.friendsofroots.net/team/).
Adopt a project of ours and raise funds in your campus/community (Young Adults, Youth Photography, Womens Religious Leadership or more)
Bring "The Field," a feature documentary about Roots, to your local film festival- more info below.

If you have would like more information about supporting us financially or would like to invite us to your community, please write us directly- info@friendsofroots.net.

"The Field"

A feature length documentary about Roots

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Spring of 2017 saw a feature length documentary broadcast on Israeli television, following it's premiere in the DocAviv festival, The Field is making the rounds at film festivals in US and Europe. (click here to see the trailer) and contact the director, R Mordechai Vardi about bringing the film to a local film festival or community screening: vardi@maale.co.il

Did you ask where does this all lead?

After visiting Roots and hearing about the work on the ground, you probably wonder and perhaps asked us about political solutions. While our work is focused on building and trust between our communiteis, 2 States 1 Homeland is an example that we point to as a political model that embodies much of Roots' values and discourse. Click here to see their presentation and learn more. Sharing their ideas around is a part of the process!
What we're doing:

Roots' daily activities are reducing hate and creating trust within and between our communities. Our projects include formal and informal activities and activism; and engage local youth, teens, adults, religious leadership and more. You can find out more about our projects on the Projects page on our website. and through our quarterly updates from this address.

Roots has grown to where we are today through the support from those who believe in our message and our work on the ground. People like you who have heard our stories, our perspectives and of the work we do. If you felt even a sliver of hope in our land, please consider donating to increase our reach.

Click here to donate through our website.

Click here to join us on Facebook with the Friends of Roots page.

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Shaul Judelman, Ali Abu Awwad and Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger

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working for our common futures

Thank you for your support!

 
 
 
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