Sulha Peace Project

April 18, 2009

SULHA EVENT – Boston MA USA – Tuesday May 12th 7pm

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The Center for Scholarship and Research

At Wheelock College

Invites you to a Special Event…


“Making Peace Happen”



Elad Vazana, an Israeli peace facilitator, will speak about the Sulha Peace Project, an exciting and innovative grassroots peace initiative between Arabs and Israelis.

 Dr. Debbie Samuels-Peretz will discuss highlights of an evaluation of the Sulha Project that is underway


Tuesday, May 12

7:00-8:00 PM

Hewitt Board Room (RM 201)

Wheelock College 

43 Hawes Street, Brookline

 Directions to the Brookline Campus 

Light refreshment will be provided.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to


The evening is cosponsored by the Boston Chapter of Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Jewish Alliance for Justice and Peace




*WATCH* short video clip of Elad’s work with Arab and Jewish Youth:


About Elad:

Elad Vazana was raised in Israel after his parents emigrated from Morocco in the 1950’s. Like most Jewish Israelis, he served in the Israel Defense Forces; the challenges he faced during that experience led him to reflect on the way in which Israelis and Palestinians view each other, and to devote himself to humanizing the ‘other side’ as well as diligently working toward peacebuilding in all aspects of his life and the world that surrounds him. Elad has taught and managed projects for: Youth Leading Change, Sulha Peace Project (uniting thousands of Arabs and Jews), Gevim North (a Mediation Center), and Makom Balev (a shelter for at-risk youth). Most recently, Elad gathered Palestinian and Israeli youth for one-week desert journeys to build relationships while learning to identify with all humankind and the Earth. He was a powerful force in the 2007 Palestinian-Jewish Family Peacemakers Camp, and in the 2009 Citizen Initiative to send needed supplies across the Gaza border to citizens following the war. He has been called, “one of the most effective, yet humble peacebuilding practitioners in Israel.” 






1 Comment »

  1. i am going back to the US after spending the last 2 months in Israel and Palestine. I’ve been working on my photo project of people working for justice and peace and security here in the Holy Land, with an focus on interfaith work. Eiliyahu McLean sent me some info about Elad and asked me to send it to contacts in the Boston area – which i did. I’m flying home on May 12. landing in Boston that evening and have hired a ride to take me home – about an hour west of Boston – so attending a talk that evening is close to impossible. I”m supposed to land about 6:30 – wouldn’t get out of the airport til 7:00 which will be 2:00AM for me . . . but if any of the people i sent the email about your visit to Boston – came through with any other talks, and i can possibly come – i will. And i’ll send info about the talk around to my Boston contacts of people who are interested in and working for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine. thanks and good luck, shalom ,pat

    Comment by pat westwater-jong — May 11, 2009 @ 5:55 am

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