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Community Endorsers

For too long, Americans have lacked a clear path for contributing to Israeli and Palestinian peacemaking. We know that Israelis and Palestinians are both victims of an ongoing conflict, and that both peoples deserve to live in peace with security, dignity, and mutual recognition. We believe that the responsibility for creating this peaceful future ultimately lies with the Israeli and Palestinian people. However, we have an important role to play in lifting up the work of the thousands of Israelis and Palestinians coming together every day to build a better future.


We are inspired by prior successful resolutions of seemingly intractable conflicts, and know that valuable lesson can be drawn from their history. In Northern Ireland, for example, positive change was effected by investing in people-to-people programs. That is why we are part of Boston Partners for Peace. Boston Partners for Peace is a coalition of Boston-based changemakers championing the Israelis and Palestinians who are building peace together every day. We are proud to sign on as members of this coalition with the steadfast conviction that these efforts will help bring much needed peace and justice to, and an end to the suffering of, the Israeli and Palestinian people.

Elected Officials in Massachusetts

Senator Michael Barrett Lexington

Senator Cynthia Creem Newton

Senator Brendan Crighton Lynn

Senator Julian Cyr Cape and Islands

Senator Adam Hinds Pittsfield

Senator Eric Lesser Springfield

Senator Jason Lewis Malden

Senator Michael Moore Worcester

Representative Ruth Balser Newton

Representative Daniel Cahill Lynn

Mayor Nicole LaChapelle Easthampton

Councilor Andrea Campbell Boston

Councilor Ed Flynn Boston

Councilor Justin Hurst Springfield


Rabbi Aliza Berger Temple Emanuel, Newton

Rabbi Kenneth Carr Temple Chayai Shalom

Rabbi Jeff Foust Bentley University Spiritual Life Center

Rabbi Wes Gardenswartz Temple Emanuel, Newton

Rabbi Neal Gold Babson College

Rabbi Eric Gurvis Sha'arei Shalom, Ashland

Rabbi Howard Jaffe Temple Isaiah, Lexington

Rabbi David Jaffe Kirva Institute

Rabbi Claudia Kreiman Temple Beth Zion, Brookline

Rabbi David Lerner Temple Emunah, Lexington 

Rabbi Jim Morgan Hebrew Senior Life

Rabbi Barbara Penzner Temple Hillel B'nai Torah, West Roxbury

Rabbi Michelle Robinson Temple Emanuel, Newton

Rabbi Ma'ayan Sands Temple B'nai Shalom, Braintree

Rabbi Joel Sisenwine Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley

Rabbi Toba Spitzer Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Newton

Rabbi Andrew Vogel Temple Sinai, Brookline

Rabbi Elaine Zecher Temple Israel, Boston

Rabbi Henry Zoob (Emeritus) Temple Beth David, Westwood


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Community  Leaders

Jennifer Benson President, Alliance for Business Leadership

David Borrus NERCC

Hugh Cameron International Union of Police

FayeRuth Fisher SEIU 1199

Wayne Murphy IUPAT dc 35

Christian Clergy

Rector Zenetta Armstrong Church of the Holy Spirit, Mattapan

Reverend Maya Balle

Reverend Jeremy Battle Western Avenue Baptist Church, Cambridge

Reverend Willie Bodrick Twelfth Baptist Church, Boston

Reverend Dr. Sarah Butter Wellesley Village Congregational Church UCC

Reverend Barbara Callaghan Hancock UCC, Lexington

Reverend Brian Clary St. Brendan and St. Ann Parishes

Reverend June Cooper City Mission, Boston

Pastor Cesar Depaz Iglesia Hispana, Boston

Reverend Kent French First Parish, Brookline

Reverend Greg Groover Charles Street AME, Boston

Reverend Barbara Groover Charles Street AME, Boston

Reverend Ray Hammond Bethel AME Church, Boston

Reverend Cynthia Hymes Bell Emmanuel Gospel Center, Boston

Reverend Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd Greater Framingham Community Church

Minister Devon McCarley 

Reverend Robin Olson Bentley University

Reverend Sergio Perez Harvest Ministries of New England

Reverend Oscar Pratt St. Katharine Drexel Parish

Reverend Kathleen Reed University Lutheran Church, Cambridge

Reverend Dudley Rose Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge

Reverend Miriam Sedzro Resurrection Lutheran Church

Reverend Dan Smith First Church Cambridge, Cambridge

Reverend Burns Stanfield Fourth Presbyterian Church, Boston

Reverend Wendy Vanderhart Southern New England Conference, UCC

Reverend Liz Walker Roxbury Presbyterian Church, Boston

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