In a world torn by conflict, in a place where the idea of peace has been abandoned, an energy of determined optimism emerges. The award-winning documentary film Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants -- Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison -- who have joined together to challenge the status quo and say "enough." The film reveals their transformational journeys from soldiers committed to armed battle to nonviolent peace activists, leading to the creation of Combatants for Peace.
Rabbi Rachel writes: "If you are willing to spend one evening thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, learning about the occupation fifty years in, and/or exploring the prospects of peace in the region, make Tuesday, May 2nd the night! In addition to the fact that this is a beautiful film, we have many personal connections to it (the filmmaker is the dad of former Kavana teacher Talia Apkon, and I met one of the Palestinians in the film when I was in the West Bank in February)." Kavana is inviting our friends from Kadima to join us as well for this engaging evening that will include dinner, the film screening, and post-film discussion for the very reasonable price of $20/person (and limited scholarships are available as well - we don't want cost to be an obstacle).