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Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 pm
Location: B'nai Israel Congregation
Address: 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Israelis and Palestinians each have their own national histories and narratives. We will attempt to understand those narratives and see what is believed to be the whole truth by most people in
IRA WEISS is a a retired neurophysiologist. He worked for more than 30 years at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He grew up on the lower east side of New York City where he attended an orthodox yeshiva. He received his Ph.D. in Physiological Psychology from Syracuse University after which he served a three year post-doctoral fellowship in Sensory Neurophysiology at the Callier Center in Dallas, TX. Ira has been interested in the Arab-Jewish conflict since his yeshiva days. Ira helped found and run an NGO called Projects Encounter which brought Palestinian and Israeli high school students together for coexistence workshops. In recent years he has worked with Palestinians and Israelis in the New Story Leadership program, and other interfaith forums. He helped organize the first “Spread Hummus not Hate” campaign and the Washington Summit of Rabbis and Imams.
Organized by: Susan Grinnan
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