Program Aims to Foster Peace In The Middle East

Las Cruces – Temple Beth-El will host two events this coming weekend, April 10th and 11th. On Saturday April 10th, Dottie Indyke, Executive Director of Creativity for Peace, will speak at 12:15 pm on her work to bring Israeli Jewish and Arab and Palestinian young women together to develop mutual respect, understanding and to build leadership for peace in their region.

Creativity for Peace is an organization committed to a time of peace when people and nations coexist by understanding and respecting each other.

Toward that end, their focus is on developing the next generation of female leaders and peacemakers in Israel and Palestine.

One of the many strategies which Creativity for Peace uses is a summer peace camp in New Mexico which has been taking place for seven years.

More information on Creativity for Peace is available at their website,

On Sunday April 11th at 2:30 pm there will be a program honoring Yom Hashoah,
Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It features readings and music as well as a film entitled "The Final Victory, The Story of Felix Zandman". Zandman is a scientist who reshaped the electronics component industry. During WW II he spent a year and a half in Nazi occupied Poland, hidden in a pit under the home of a Polish woman. He went on to get a PhD from the Sorbonne and then to found the billion dollar Fortune 500 company, Vishay Intertechnology.

The public is welcome to attend both programs.

For more information please contact Rabbi Paul Citrin at 524-3380.