Teach-In About The Current Mideast Crisis Nov. 12 at New Paltz Methodist Church

“Think Globally, Act Locally” applies perfectly to a teach-in on the current crisis in Gaza and Israel scheduled for Sunday, November 12 at 1:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in New Paltz, NY. Organized by Jewish Voice for Peace – Hudson Valley Chapter (JVP-HV) & Middle East Crisis Response (MECR), the free event entitled “Yearning for Justice and Peace in the Holy Land: a Teach-In for These Times” features three noted locals with deep ties
to Israel and Palestine.

Panelists include Mark Hammel, PhD: Psychologist, U.S., Israeli, and German citizen, a former kibbutznik and IDF veteran of the Yom Kippur War; Razan Sadeq, a Jordanian-Palestinian researcher, artist and mother whose extended family still lives in the West Bank village where her father was born; and Lori Wynter, MFA, PhD: SUNY New Paltz Jewish Chaplain, Rabbinical Study, Aleph.

“We hope this teach-in will help the community express its grief for the Israelis killed and captured by Hamas as well as our grief for the loss of Palestinian lives and outrage at Israel’s disproportionate response,” Cheryl Qamar, an active member of the sponsoring organizations.