Can We Talk About Zionism? A Shabes Potluck with Alice Rothchild

BWC: 6 Webster St. Brookline, MA 02446
 

Please join us for a Shabbos Potluck and discussion with longtime BWC member Alice Rothchild on Friday, October 18 from 6-8PM.  We will gather at our new building at 6 Webster Street Brookline, MA.

We will share a potluck meal and Shabbos ritual before settling in to talk about Zionism.
 
Alice will discuss the history of Zionism (inspiration, contradictions, warts and all) as well as reflect upon her own personal story and transformation. 

Alice Rothchild is a physician, author, and filmmaker who has focused her interest in human rights and social justice on the Israel/Palestine conflict since 1997.  She practiced ob-gyn for almost 40 years. Until her retirement she served as Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Harvard Medical School and as a fellow in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She writes and lectures widely, is the author of Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Stories of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and ResilienceOn the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion, and Condition Critical: Life and Death in Israel/Palestine. She has contributed to a number of anthologies, the most recent being Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation. She directed a documentary film, Voices Across the Divide and is active in Jewish Voice for Peace, Health Advisory Council. She is currently working on a middle grade children’s book and a graphic novel. Alice joined Workers Circle in 1987 and was active on the ritual and mideast committees and sang in the Yiddish chorus.