The story of Shorashim begins in 2014 at a meeting between students of Rabbi Menachem Froman, of blessed memory, and members of the politically-prominent Abu Awwad family. This grew into a series of encounters between Palestinians and Israelis: meetings between families, a women's group, workshops, and a joint response to violence. Sensing the transformative power of this work, they committed to a long-term project and called it Roots.
Temple Emunah and Hancock United Church have joined together to welcome Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger and Shadi Abu Awwad of Shorashim to come to Lexington for an engaging and meaningful Shabbat of learning January 25-26. There will be multiple opportunities to participate in conversations with our guests, at both Temple Emunah and at Hancock Church. Hear their personal stories and learn about their efforts to build a better future for both their peoples. Friday evening through Saturday afternoon will be at Temple Emunah. Saturday evening will be at Hancock Church. Click HERE for a schedule and more details.