Friday, September 5 - October 17
The Jerusalem Fund Gallery at 2425 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington is showing the work of Helen Zughaib, "Fractured Spring." Paintings, calligraphy.
Sunday, September 21 and Monday, September 22
My Name is Rachel Corrie
If you're in the Rochester NY area, this acclaimed one woman live performance will be performed at noon on Sunday and 8 pm on Monday at the Multi-use Community Center, 42 Atlantic Avenue. Tickets and more info
Tree of Life Conferences
Each year, TOLEF hosts a series of educational opportunities throughout the Northeast with speakers who have direct experience with the issues in Israel/Palestine. Currently scheduled events include Oct. 19 at the Old Lyme Congregational Church in CT, Oct. 22 at Central CT State Univ. in New Britain CT, Oct 23 at St. Bartholomew's Church in Manhattan, 7 - 9:30 pm including concert. 325 Park Ave. Oct. 24 at the Storrs CT Congregational Church, Oct. 25 at St. Peter's in Harwich MA, Oct 26 at the South Glastonbury CT Congregational Church, Oct 27 at Teamsters Local 671 in Bloomfield CT and Nov. 1 in Boston MA at a location TBD. They also offer an olive harvest journey, Oct. 7-15. Check the Tree of Life website for updated information.
October 19-November 1 Join a group of Episcopalians under the leadership of the Rev. Canon Mark Stanger and Palestinian Christian guide Iyad Qumri for a unique pilgrimage that includes sacred and historical sites with special off-the-beaten-track experiences. Contact Lynn Lantz for details.
October 31-November 10 Fr. Earle King is organizing an Iyad Qumri pilgrimage. In addition to the usual holy sites, the trip will also visit at least three churches in the Diocese of Jerusalem. There will also be a number opportunities for worship. The cost is $1,625 plus airfare. Visit the pilgrimage site for details or email Earle King.
November 6 and other dates
St. George's College in Jerusalem is offering its popular Palestine of Jesus course Nov. 6 to Nov. 19. Includes accommodations and visits to holy sites. This course is offered several times each year and is one of a rich variety of offerings at the College, which is located in St. George's Cathedral Close. Visit
November 7-8 Madison WI
Sabeel conference, Voices for Peace and Justice, will include a range of speakers and interactive workshops. Pyle Center, UW Extension, 702 Langdon Street. More information at fosna.org.
November 8-15 Churches for Middle East Peace 2014 Board of Directors Study Tour. This trip offers an excellent dual narrative travel experience that offers a unique vantage point on peace building efforts in Israel and Palestine. Cost is $2,738 pp. Visit site for details.
November 12 - 20
Sabeel Witness trip to Israel/Palestine. Includes conversations with Palestinian Christians and Muslims as well as Israeli Jews. Visits to Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Nazareth plus other holy sites. Cost is $1450 plus airfare. More information at fosna.org.
November 16 - 24 Rochester NY Witness Palestine Film Series at The Little Theater, 240 East Ave. When I Saw You, which takes place in a Jordanian refugee camp will be screened on Nov. 16 at 2 pm. Nov. 17's offering at 7 pm is On the Side of the Road, from the perspective of a Jewish immigrant from Kiev. Nov. 23 at 2 pm is Voices Across the Divide, is a personal journey from Russia to the US to Israel/Palestine. Stone Cold Justice will be screened on Nov. 24 at 7 pm. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A. More info.
December 1-11 Episcopal Church Women are sponsoring a trip called "A Journey to the Holy Land," coordinated by Lynn Headley and the National ECW President, Nancy Crawford. This is an Iyad Qumri trip, and will celebrate Advent in the Holy Land! Contact Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
January 30 - February 10, 2015
In the Footsteps of Jesus
Visits to Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Hebron and Nazareth. Accommodations are designed to increase contact with local residents and facilitate conversation. Arranged by the Siraj Center and Sabeel. Cost is $1900 plus airfare.
April 24 - May 5, 2015
Join a pilgrimage headed by the Very Rev. Gail Greenwell of Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati. This Lightline trip includes time in Jerusalem, Hebron, Bethlehem, Nablus and Nazareth. Cost of $4095 includes airfare to Cincinnati, but can be adjusted for other US destinations. More info at email@example.com.
October 6 - 17, 2015
Rev. Deborah Dresser and Rev. Tom Verde will lead an Iyad Qumri trip to the Holy Land which will include a range of holy sites plus visits to the Judean desert, Ramallah and Taybeh, one of the few Christian villages in the West Bank. Cost is $1870 plus airfare and tips. More info at