On Sunday, Nov. 21, from 10 a.m.-noon, Or Emet will host a presentation by Fred Schlomka, CEO of the Green Olive Collective, a social enterprise and collective of Israelis and Palestinians working together for a just peace. The organization advocates for progressive change through tours and special events, both on the ground and online.

The program will be at the Talmud Torah of St. Paul, 768 Hamline Ave. South in St. Paul. Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Register in advance here.

Schlomka, whose family originated in Palestine, has had a career in the business world and nonprofit organizations on both sides of the Atlantic. He established Green Olive Tours in 2007 and became CEO of the Green Olive Collective in 2013. 

After growing up in Scotland and living in the U.S. for many years, Schlomka’s passion for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine led him to move there in 2000 with his family. For his complete bio, please see his online profile.

The Sunday adult programs are free and open to the public and meet concurrently with the Jewish Cultural School. Everyone is required to wear a mask and show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within the previous 72 hours. 

Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For information about Or Emet’s Jewish Cultural School, contact JCS director Arty Dorman at school-1@oremet.org

For information about Or Emet, email info@oremet.org or visit oremet.org.

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