Saturday, October 27 at 12:30 pm
Over lunch following services at Shalhevet, we will have an opportunity to hear from a representative of Breaking the Silence in a conversation moderated by Rob Eshman, former Publisher and Editor in Chief of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. We endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price paid for a reality in which young soldiers face a civilian population on a daily basis, and are engaged in the control of that population’s everyday life. Our work aims to bring an end to the occupation.
Guest Speaker: Frima (Merphie) Bubis was born and raised in Jerusalem, to a Modern-Orthodox family in the national religious community. After high-school she attended a Pre-Military Academy, and as part of her military service served in an Operations Room of The Civil Administration in the West Bank, from January 2013 till March 2015. After her discharge she joined Breaking the Silence as a testifier, to assume the role of Jewish Diaspora education and outreach coordinator. Merphie has attended progressive Jewish study programs in Jerusalem and currently lives in Jaffa.