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An Evening with Yousef Bashir and Leslie Adelson Lewin

Thursday, October 8, 2020 20 Tishrei 5781

7:30 PM - 9:00 PMZoom

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Please join us for an evening of conversation with Palestinian-American activist and author ,Yousef Bashir,  moderated by Leslie Adelson Lewin. Bashir, born in the Gaza Strip and now living in Washington DC, is the author of Words of my Father: Love and Pain in PalestineThe memoir recounts Bashir's childhood in Gaza during the Second Intifada, and how he made a strong commitment to peace in the face of devastating brutality. Leslie Adelson Lewin grew up in West Newton and is the former Executive Director of Seeds of Peace, a peace building and leadership development organization.  

At the event, Bashir will discuss his book and share his thoughts on what Israelis and Palestinians can do to foster peace. There will be ample opportunity for Q&A. We recommend reading Bashir's book ahead of time; it can be purchased here

This event is free. Thank you to the members of the Temple Shalom Israel Book Club and Engagement Committee who are sponsoring the event. 


Yousef Bashir is a Palestinian-American from the Gaza Strip, the son of Khalil Bashir, a highly respected educator. Still suffering the effects of a near catastrophic injury at the hands of an anonymous IDF soldier, Yousef made his way to the United States where he earned a BA in International Affairs from Northeastern University and an MA in Co-existence and Conflict from Brandeis University. Now living in Washington DC, Bashir has worked on Capitol Hill, and served as a member of the Palestinian Diplomatic Delegation to the United States. Yousef is an accomplished author, a vigorous advocate of Israeli-Palestinian peace, and much sought-after public speaker.

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