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Paths to Middle East Peace Postponed

To those who have been invited to the program at Orinda Community Church on March 22, 2020 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm,  “Steps to Middle East Peace” we need to notify you that the program has been postponed due to the Covid-19 Virus and the warning by Contra Costa County Public Health Department.

We are regretfully postponing this program to a later date and hope that all of you stay well.

Thank you for your interest in this important subject.

Peace, Shalom and Salaam,

Orinda Community Church
Elizabeth Robinson, Associate Minister
Mike Kersten, Chair of Lifelong Learning and Spiritual Formation
Joyanne Elkinton-Walker, Program Coordinator



Orinda Community Church invites you to dinner and a panel discussion on the current situation in Palestine and Israel. Sunday evening in the Fellowship Hall at Orinda Community Church, 10 Irwin Way, Orinda, CA.

Featured Speakers:
Ellen Brotsky
from Jewish Voice for Peace
Rev. Dr. John Anderson,
Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church

The evening will begin with a panel discussion followed by a Middle Eastern dinner catered by Rising Loafer. Suggested donation for dinner: $10
Please RSVP to office@orindachurch.org for dinner reservations. For information, call: (925) 254-4906

Speaker bios:
Ellen Brotsky was moved to become active with Jewish Voice for Peace in response to Israel’s 2014 bombing and ground campaign in Gaza (Operation Protective Edge) which resulted in the deaths of Palestinians, over 70% of them civilians. She has been a member of the 2,076 JVP-Bay Area Chapter Coordinating Committee since then, working in support of Palestinian human rights and freedom.

Rev. Dr. John Anderson recently retired after serving 28 years at St. John’s Presbyterian Church in San Francisco. He is the Co-Moderator of the Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Rev. Anderson went to Gaza, most recently, in October of 2019 with a group of Episcopalian clergy.


Download the flyer here:  Paths to Middle East Peace