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188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401
(802) 864-0218

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Can We Talk About Zionism? Discussion Group- POSTPONED

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Join us for three facilitated conversations to build connection and deeper understanding around hard topics. These conversations come as a response to the OZ Board’s statement around Israel and Palestine and welcomes anyone with a connection to OZ who is interested in respectful dialogue.  Diverse points of view are welcome!  We have intentionally chosen provocative and challenging topics; we are not seeking to change people’s minds, but rather, to give attendees a chance to share their own experiences and learn from others.  Our goal is to reach more clarity on how to be a Jewish community with widely varying perspectives. The facilitators will not take a position in the dialogue, but will help create and maintain the container in which to have constructive conversations.

We are seeking attendees who will commit to three in-person, 2-hour sessions, from 5 – 7 pm, April 4, 17 and May 2, in order to build trust in one another and have deeper conversations. Space is limited to twenty.

Facilitators are Jory Hearst and Rachel Jolly, both members of OZ and long-time Burlington residents. Jory is an English teacher at BHS and is interested in OZ keeping its tent doors wide open. Rachel leads the Burlington Community Justice Center and is committed to creating spaces for dialogue and healing. This project stemmed from OZ’s ‘From the Heart’ dialogue gatherings.


April 4
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Ohavi Zedek Synagogue
188 North Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401 United States
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(802) 864-0218


Ohavi Zedek
(802) 864-0218
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