As a partner of the No Way To Treat A Child Campaign led by DCI-Palestine and AFSC, Jewish Voice for Peace is organizing a letter from Jewish leaders in support of legislation recently introduced by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN).

The “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act” (H.R. 2407) would prohibit any of the $3.8 billion in military aid the U.S. grants annually to Israel from being used to support the mistreatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention.

Over 100 Jewish activists, artists, rabbis, writers and other leaders have already signed on to our letter to say that Palestinian children, like all children, should never experience military detention and torture. Join them and say clearly: no kids in cages, anywhere. Not in our name, and not with our tax dollars.


Not Jewish and/or want to take more action? Contact your member of congress directly.


We are Jewish faith, organizational, and community leaders outraged and heartbroken about the State of Israel’s systematic mistreatment of Palestinian children.

Since the year 2000, an estimated 10,000 Palestinian children between the ages of 12 and 17 have been detained, prosecuted and incarcerated by the Israeli military in the occupied West Bank. Often dragged from their homes in the middle of the night by armed soldiers, they suffer physical and emotional violence and frequently face verbal abuse, humiliation and/or intimidation. These children are interrogated without family or lawyers present, in an effort to generate forced confessions justifying their detention for months on end — often in solitary confinement.

This is unacceptable.

We, the undersigned, hold a range of political perspectives; we are multiracial, multigenerational, religious and secular, come from different class backgrounds, and hold multiple genders and sexualities. What unites us is that we are all compelled, as Jews, to speak out against injustice — especially when it is committed in our name.

We call on members of Congress to cosponsor legislation recently introduced by Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN), the “Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act” (H.R. 2407). This legislation prohibits any of the $3.8 billion in military aid the U.S. grants annually to Israel from being used to support the mistreatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention. It poses a clear question to Congress: if you oppose widespread physical violence, forced confessions, denial of due process and other abuses Israeli forces inflict on Palestinian children, what are you willing to do about it?

Judaism recognizes that the wellbeing of society as a whole is determined by our treatment of children, and that all human beings are made in divine image. From the US to Israel/Palestine, we will not abide the brutalization and caging of children.


Philip Aaronson, Human Race
Rabbi Leora Abelson, Congregation Agudas Achim, Attleboro, MA
Karen Ackerman, Former Political Director, AFL-CIO
Eva Ackerman, Open Hillel
Judith Ackerman, WIB
Osie Adelfang
Larry Adelman, Co-Director, California Newsreel
Shaheen Ahmed
Alina Aksiyote, Benardete Teacher
Rabbi Fatima al Masri, University of Ohio
Steve Alamango, Jewish Voice for Peace
Ilana Alazzeh, Artist
Ruth Alcabes
Gabriel Alkon
Udi Aloni, Israeli filmmaker, artist, and author
Jane Alper
Professor Rebecca Alpert, Temple University
Rabbi Alana Alpert, Congregation T’chiyah
Amy Alpert, Jewish Voice for Peace
Anita Altman
Janet Anderson
Ferris Anthony, Jewish Voice for Peace
Robert Applebaum
Lisbeth Applefield
Bettina Aptheker, Political activist, radical feminist, professor and author
Dr. Saul Arbess, Intercultural broker
Valentina Argueta
Joan Armstrong
Louisa Aronow
Paul Aronson
Suzanne Artemieff
Dr. Steven Ash, Rainbow Medicine Circle
Dr. Elsa Auerbach, University of Massachusetts Boston
Janet Axelrod
Katharine Babad, Small business owner
Professor Eleanor Bader
Jon Ball Mathematics, Lecturer, UMass Boston
Anna Baltzer, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Judy Bamberger
Hannah Banks
Nikihanna Baptiste, Congregation Nahalat Shalom
Dena Barbara
Ady Barkan, Center for Popular Democracy
Nora Barrows-Friedman, Journalist
Rabbi David Basior, Kadima Reconstructionist Community
Michael Bass
Roberta Batorsky
Talia Baurer, Jewish Voice for Peace – NYC
Hara Beck
Professor Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History, Emeritus, Stanford University
Miriam Beinin, Clinical social worker
Rabbi Haim Beliak
Dr. Mark Belote, Art Saves Lives
Eldad Benary, Jewish Voice for Peace
Medea Benjamin, CODEPINK
Phyllis Bennis, Institute for Policy Studies
Miranda Bergman, Miranda Bergman Studio
Professor Laura Berk, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Illinois State University
Lori Berlin, Public health nurse
Rabbi Joseph Berman, The New Synagogue Project
Barbara Berman, Jewish Voice For Peace – Kentucky
Jean Berman, Congregation Bet Ha’am, Interfaith Ministers of New England
Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein
Iris Biblowitz, Registered nurse
Malkah Bird, Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana
Dr. Suzanne Blanc, Creative Research & Evaluation LLC
Michael Bliden
Roslyn Block
Phyllis Bloom
Vicki Blucher
Joseph Blum
Anna Blum, Jewish Voice for Peace
Robert Blumenthal
Mitchel Bollag
Gavin Bornholtz
Professor Daniel Boyarin, Taubmann Professor of Talmudic Culture
Barbara Brass
Deena Brazy
Stefanie Brendler, Musician
Miriam Brodersen, Clinical social worker
Alice Brody
Caleb Bromberg, Curriculum Coordinator at Temple Sholom of Chicago
Professor Dana Brooks, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University
Samantha Brotman, Jewish Voice for Peace
Rebecca Brotsky Williams
Rabbi Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, Wheaton College (MA)
Helen Bruner, American Near East Refugee Aid
Danny Bryck
Professor Rachel Ida Buff, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Elly Bulkin, Jews Against Anti-Muslin Racism
Myriam Burger, Sarah Lawrence College
Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley
Laurence Buxbaum
Sheri C., Mother
Jacqueline Cabasso
Edye Calderon
Roberta Camhi
Dr. Richard Eli Campbell, Historian, Holocaust Educator
Rabbi Tad Campbell
Dr. Ellen Cantarow, Journalist
Pat Cantor
Simon Caplan
Dr. Abigail Caplin, Beyt Tikkun
Linda Carey, Head of Education, Keats House
Ruth Carter Maletsky, Daughter of Holocaust escapees
Michael Chabon
Nancy Chabot
Estee Chandler, Producer/Host, Middle East in Focus, KPFK
Dr. WL Chapkis, Professor of Sociology and Women & Gender Studies
Professor Sally Debra Charnow, Professor of History, Hofstra University
Rebecca Chase-Chen
Al Chazin
Samuel Cherfas
Susan Chernilo-Cohen, Boston Workmen’s Circle
Rick Chertoff, Past Executive Director, Jewish Labor Committee, Western Region
Richie Chevat, Writer
Professor Eric Cheyfitz, Cornell University
Professor Noam Chomsky, University of Arizona
Harriet Clar
Chris Cochrane
Yaniv Cogan
Alex Cohen, Earth Defense Coalition
Dr. David Cohen, Independent In-House Patent Counsel
Dr. Norm Cohen
Norma Cohen, National Union of Journalists, Equity
Rabbi Debrah Cohen
Bonnie Coleman, Salutation
Elizabeth Conn
Ronda Cooperstein
Molly Crabapple, Artist and author
Anne Craig, Jewish Voice for Peace
Jason Crawford
Rabbi Meryl Crean, Jewish Voice for Peace
Shirley Resnick Crenshaw
Mary Cunningham
Johanna Cypis
Jess Dale
Rabbi Michael Davis, Congregation Makom Shalom, Chicago
Dan Davis
Professor Sonja De Vries
Dawn Deevy
Johanna DeMay
Professor Louise Derman-Sparks
Michael Deutsch
Eli DeWitt, Rabbinical Student
Mitchell Diamond
Scott Dickman, Temple Beth Jacob
Professor Hasia Diner, New York University
Lauren Dollar, Juvenile public defender
Rabbi Art Donsky, Renewal
Michael Dover
Sara Dowse, Writer
Abigail Drach
Judy Dragon, Reverend
Sharyn Dreyer
Arlene Dunkelbarger, Jewish Voice for Peace
Elana Dykewomon, Author
Yaser Eddmeiri
Dr. Carole Edelsky, Professor Emerita
Eran Efrati, Director, Researching the American-Israeli Alliance (RAIA)
Naftali Ehrenkranz, IfNotNow Chicago, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Ben Ehrenreich, Author
Professor Carolyn Eisenberg,  Hofstra University
Oriel Eisner, Center for Jewish Nonviolence
Lewis Elbinger
Sophie Ellman-Golan
Dr. Laura Englander
Eve Ensler
Professor Barbara Epstein
Victor Escobar, Jewish Voice for Peace
Sue Esterson
Caryl Esteves
Susan Etscovitz
Steven Farber, Jewish Voice for Peace
Esther Farmer, Jewish Voice for Peace
Rabbi Michael Feinberg, Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition
Dr. Steve Feldman, Coalition for Peace with Justice
Professor Tracy Feldman
Alisha Feldman
Professor Gordon Fellman, Brandeis University
Pam Ferman
Chandra Fernando, Educational Consultant
Myrna Fichtenbaum
Connie Field, Film Director
Lauren Fine, Lawyer
David Finkel, Editor, Against the Current
Edward Finkle
Netsy Firestein
Alex Fischer
Dr. Barry Fishman
Gail Fleischaker
Nancy Fleischer, Jewish Voice for Peace – Sacramento
Maxine Fookson, JVP Health Advisory Council
Karl Forman
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari
Esther Frances
Anita Frankel
Wendy Franklin
Evelyn Fraser, Academic Coaching DC
Rabbi Shifra Freewoman
Bill Fried
Professor Marlene Gerber Fried, Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program
Michael Friedman
Professor Michael Friedman, Jewish Voice for Peace
Elaine Friedman
Dr. Peter Friedman
Jeff Furman, Former Chairman of the Board, Ben & Jerry’s
Carolin Furman, Artist
Dr. Zack Furness
Megan Furniss, South African Jews for a Just Palestine
Professor Judith Gardiner
Colette Gerstmann
Eli Gerzon, Social media consultant
Theo Giesy
Saroj Gilbert
L. Glasner
David Glass, Jewish Voice for Peace
Myra Glassman, Vice President, Service Employees International Union
Debra Gleason
Molly Glenn, Child of Jewish clergy
Ella Gluckman, Kohenet
Rabbi Shai Gluskin
Michael Gnat, Articulate Theatre Co.
Lynn Godmilow
Ariel Gold, CODEPINK
Rabbi Borukh Goldberg
Harriet Goldberg
Dr. Naomi Goldenson
Suzi Goldmacher, Kehilla Synagogue
Robbie & Jane Goldman-Macdonald
Professor Abraham Goldstein
Carla Goldstein
Amy Goldwater
Bob Goonin, Jewish Voice for Peace – Western Wisconsin
Professor Claudia Gorbman
Professor Joel Gordon, University of Arkansas
Henry Gordon, Congregation Eitz Or
Arnold Gore, Jewish Voice for Peace
Cathleen Gosho
Cathleen Gosho
Dr. Eleanor Gottesman, Jewish Voice for Peace
Janet Gottler, Congregation B’nai Brith
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Shomeret Shalom Global Congregation
Rosie Gozali, Jewish Voice for Peace
Judith Green
Stephen Greenberg, Appellate attorney
Del Greenblatt Sweeney
Marcia Greene, Jewish Voice for Peace
Russell Greene, Progressive Democrats of America
Wendy Greenfield
Dr. Judith Greenwald
Indira Greif, Claremont Colleges student
Lisa Grenadier
Martin Gross, Jewish Renewal
Rabbi Miriam Grossman
Leanne Grossman, Nature Rhythms
Janice Gutman, Women In Black
Lara Haft, Rabbinical Student
Professor Aaron Hahn, Tapper Mae and Benjamin Swig Professor of Jewish Studies
Irit Hakim
Kay Halpern
Amy Halpern-Lebrun, Ambient Light Institute
Rachel Hamburg
Michael Hanish, Free Lunch Media
Soledad Haren, Journalist, Writer, Filmmaker
Harriet Harmon, Retired Teacher
Beth Harris, Former Associate Professor, Department of Politics, Ithaca College
Barbara Harris, Granny Peace Brigade NYC
Alexis Harris, Student
Penny Harris, Retired electrician
Norma J. F. Harrison, Peace and Freedom Party
Dr. Marilyn Hartman
Barbara Harvey, Attorney
Rebecca Hecht
Rabbi Vernon Heck
Annemarie Heineman, Jewish Voice for Peace
Larry Hendel, Labor union representative, retired
Mali Henigman
Dr. Bruce Henstell
Cheryl Herrick
Professor Neil Hertz, Johns Hopkins University
Susan Herzib
Janet Hicks, Interfaith minister
Susan Himmelfarb
Linda Hirsch
Harriet Hirsch
Meta Hirschl, Nahalat Shalom
Jack Hirschman, Revolutionary Poets Brigade of San Francisco, World Poetry Movement of Medellin, Colombia
Jane Hirschmann, Jews Say No!
Carolyn Hirshon
Sue Hodes, Dyke community activist
Bob Hoffman
Harriet Hoffman
Patricia Hoffman, Staff at Montpelier Community Justice Center
Professor Jerome Hoffman
Rabbi Linda Holtzman, Tikkun Olam Chavurah
Rachel Holtzman, JD/MPP Candidate
Rabbi Margaret Holub, Mendocino Coast Jewish Community
Dr. Bill Honigman, Progressive Democrats of America
Linda Ruth Horowitz, Photo journalist
Martin Horwitz
Nomi Hurwitz
Myles Hyken
Jill Hyman, Buddhist Prison Chaplain
Arwa Ibrahim, Production manager, writer
Dr. Michael Iltis
Barry Ingber, Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, American Civil Liberties Union, Jewish Voice for Peace
Dr. Ellen Isaacs, Jewish Voice for Peace, Co-editor of
Hannah Jackel-Dewhurst
Dr. David Jackson
Adam Jacobs and Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs, Community leader and designer, activist, and organizer
Rabbi Burt Jacobson, Kehilla Community Synagogue
Sarah Jacobus, Clinical social worker
Deborah Jay-Lewin, Vital Moves
Jocelyne Jesenof
Sharyne Jewell, Choreographer
Sara Joffe
Joshua Jones, Tzedek Chicago
Xava Juárez, Rabbi in training
Ariana Kahn
Ruth Kalin
Robert Kanter Human
Daniel Kaplan
Dr. Jay and Amber Kaplan, Emergency Medicine and Theatre Artist
Glen Kappy
Professor Carolyn Karcher, Jewish Voice for Peace – DC Metro, Editor of Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism, Prof. Emerita, Temple University
Marilyn Katz, J Street
Rabbi Ariana Katz
Elizabeth Katz, Member, Aquarian Minyan
Joanne Katzen, Jewish Voice for Peace
Tarak Kauff, Veterans For Peace
MJ Kaufman, Playwright and TV writer
Annie Kaufman, Talmud teacher, Jewish Educator, Talis and Torah Mantel artisan
Michael Kaufman
Susie Kaufman, Author, retired hospice chaplain
Donna Kaye
Ivan Kazen
Bonnie Kenny.
Lynn Kerman, Redwood Community Action Agency
Dr. David Kern, Physician, former Associate Professor of Medicine, Brown University
Benjamin Kersten
Diana King
Jon King, Vermont Workers Center, Jewish Voice for Peace
Rachel Kipnes, Rabbinical student
Dr. Lewis Kirshner
Lonnie Kleinman, Rabbinical student
Professor Irena Klepfisz
Dr. Karl Knobler, Jewish Voice for Peace
Sarah Koolsbergen
Karen Koonan
Sheila Koren
Professor Dennis Kortheuer, People for Palestinian – Israeli Justice
Joanne Koslofsky, Attorney (retired)
Ethel Kosminsky PhD
Astrid Kosowski, Tzedek Chicago
Alison Kronstadt, Feminine Empowerment Movement Slam
Gil Kulick
Barbara Kurek
Rochelle La Frinere
Susan Landau, Tikkun Olam Chavurah
S. Topiary Landberg, Oakland Museum of California
Llyana Landes
Professor Joan Landes, Penn State University, Emerita
Elliot Lang
Rabbi Alan LaPayover
Dr. Elisa Lapine, Clinical psychologist
Eric Larson
Valerie Lasciak
Melissa Lawrence
Paddy Lazar
Jane Leavitt
Professor Stephen Leberstein
GLoria Lebowitz
Michele Leff, Mississippi Rising
Professor Hugh Lehman
Professor Henry Lesnick, Hostos Community College, City University of New York
Kathy Lessuck, Jewish Voice for Peace
Carrie Levin
Dr. Edmund C. Levin, M.D.
Martin Levine, Former CEO, JCC Chicago
Adam Levine
Aurora Levins-Morales, Writer
Dr. Lois Levitan, Jewish Voice for Peace – Ithaca
Professor Joan Levitt
Dr. Jonathan Levy, University of California – Berkeley
Mike Levy
Jacques Levy
Elyse Levy
Anya Levy, Artist
Professor Elana Levy, Jewish Voice for Peace
Linda Lewin, Jewish Voice for Peace
B. Lewis, Child of Holocaust Survivor
Stephanie Lewis
Laura Liben, Music teacher, musician
Professor David Lidov
Leo Lieber
Yehudit Lieberman, Musician
Daniella Liebling
Lori Liederman
Linda Lillow
Michael Linkenheil
Malcolm Litowitz
Joannah Livingston
David Loeb
Michal Lynch, Organizer, Women’s March Santa Barbara
Professor Deborah Lyons
Serena Makofsky
David Mandel, Elected member, California Democratic Party Central Committee and Board member, National Lawyers Guild, Sacramento Chapter
Janet Mangia, Jewish Voice for Peace – Central NJ
Alicia Mariscal
Dr. Jodean Marks, Independent scholar
Jen Marlowe, Donkeysaddle Projects
Eugene Marner, Jewish Voice for Peace
Carol Marsh, New Sanctuary Coalition
Joanna Martin, A mother of four
Bob Mason, Jewish Voice for Peace, social worker
Dalya Massachi, Nonfiction writer/editor
Elyse Max, Jewish Voice for Peace – Kansas City
Emily Mayer, IfNotNow
Rela Mazali, Author, independent scholar, activist
Carol Mazer
Grace McCants
Professor Clea McNeely, Professor of public health
Robert Meeropol, Founder, Rosenberg Fund for Children
Steven Meinrath, Congregation B’nai Israel
Helaine Meisler, Jews Say No!, Middle East Crisis Response
Professor Jodi Melamed, Marquette University
Alex Mendelsohn
Fran Merker
Dr. Willem Mesman
Dr. Alan Meyers, Boston University School of Medicine
Rahmaneh Meyers, Peace activist
Anne Meyerson
Sonya Meyerson-Knox, Jewish Voice for Peace
Professor Peter Michelson
Professor Winter Miller, Playwright
Dr. Henry Millstein, Jewish Voice for Peace
Alan Minsky, Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America
Mark Mishler, Civil rights attorney, Jewish Voice for Peace
Rabbi Malka Mittelman
Rabbi David Mivasair, Ahavat Olam Synagogue, State College, PA
Professor Manijeh Moradian, Barnard College, Columbia University
Seth Morrison, Former Jewish National Fund – DC Board Member
Elisabeth Murawski, Writer
Jessica Murphy
Dr. Carol Muskin, Jewish Voice for Peace
Leah Muskin-Pierret, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights
Joel Myron
Jane Nadel, Jewish Voice for Peace
Joan Nestle
Robert Neuer
Dr. Norie Neumark
Donna Nevel, Jews Say No!
Dr. Meg Newman
Jeremy Nicholson
Rabbi Dev Noily, Kehilla Community Synagogue
Haley Norriss
Gregory O’Flaherty
Sharon O’Neil, Granddaughter of concentration camp victims
Dr. Tema Okun
Gwyneth Olson
David Oretsky, Psychotherapist
Linda Orgel
Dr. Brian Ostrow
Melina Packer, University of California – Berkeley
Dr. Sharon Paltin
Dr. Mary Panzer
Barbara Parmet, Jewish Voice for Peace
Sandy Pasch, Former State Legislator, Wisconsin
Rachel Pastan, Writer
Jane Patrick, Temple Israel, Boston
Joyce Pear
Rabbi Salem Pearce
Erwin Pearlman
Kathleen Peratis, Lawyer
Professor Rosalind Petchesky, Jewish Voice for Peace
Marcia Peterzell, Bubbe of three
Eve Peyser, Writer
Roxanne Phillips
Jacob Picheny, American Federation of Teachers 2121 (retired)
Rebecca Pierce
Mike Pincus
Rabbi Lucia Pizarro, Jewish Liberation Theology Institute
Marc PoKempner, Photojournalist
Berné Poliakoff
Ari Pollack, Office Manager, Beth Israel Center
Lynn Pollack, Jewish voice for Peace – Chicago
Zerry Pollock
Professor Linda Porter
Signe Porteshawver
Jackson Potter, Trustee, Chicago Teachers Union
Dr. Lana Povitz
Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Theoretical Physicist and Feminist Theorist
Frederique Pressmann, Filmmaker
Fabian Proano-Sepulveda
Beth Purrinson, Jewish Voice for Peace
Linda Quigley
Rebecca Rabizadeh, Jewish Voice for Peace
Rabbi Michael Ramberg
Alexandra Raskin, Jewish Voice for Peace
Ron Rattner, Attorney (retired)
Dr. Raya Raya
Elizabeth Raybee, Mosaic Artist and Raging Grannies
Professor Barbara Regenspan, Temple Beth El, Ithaca, New York
Hannah Rehak
Dr. Andrea Remez, Clinical psychologist
Karamy Renfrow
Rabbi Mackenzie Reynolds
William Rice, Teacher
Gail Richardson
Margaret Rinaldi
Mara Rivera
Olivia Robbins
Professor Corey Robin, Brooklyn College and the City Uniersity of New York Graduate Center
Jonathan Robinson
Kyle Rolnick
Eve Rosahn
Rabbi Brant Rosen, Tzedek Chicago
Henry Rosen
joel Rosenbaum
Rabbi Jessica Rosenberg
Arthur Rosenberg
Lillian Rosengarten
Rabbi Ken Rosenstein
Dr. Penny Rosenwasser, Author, “Hope into Practice, Jewish women choosing justice despite our fears”
Bruce Rosove
Erica Ross
Honey Ross
Jean Ross, Esq., Attorney
Robert Roth
Dr. Alice Rothchild, Physician, author, filmmaker
Dr. Sara Roy, Harvard University
Dr. Rachel Rubin, Cook County Department of Public Health
Peter Rubin, Jewish Voice for Peace
Sandra Ruch, Jewish Liberation Theology Institute
Matt Ruderman
Antonia Ruiz-Koffman
Professor Ethel Ruymaker
Nikki Sachs, Kehilla Community Synagogue
Meira Salman, Therapist, activist
Seth Samuels
Dr. Aaron Samuels
Sholom Sandalow
David Sandler, Voices for Palestine
Deborah Sanger
Audrey Sasson
Miriam Savad
Ezra Saville, Undergraduate student
Dr. Jaymie Sawyer, Biotech executive
Professor James Schamus, Columbia University
Maya Schenwar, Truthout
Professor Benjamin Schiff, Professor Emeritus of Politics, Oberlin College
Ian Schiffer
Leslie Schneider
Rory Schonning, Rabbinical student
Professor Sarah Schulman, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York
Dana Schwartz, Kehilla Commmunity Synagogue
Dr. Harold Schwartz, University of California – Irvine
Dana Schwartz
Sylvia Schwarz, Jewish Voice for Peace – Twin Cities and Minnesota Break the Bonds
Nomi Schwarzschild, Artist
Professor Daniel Segal, Pitzer College
Sarah Seidman
Doug Seidman
Kathleen Seley, Complutense University of Madrid (retired)
M. Selk
Arthur Serotoff
Nancy Shamban
Cindy Shamban, Jewish Voice for Peace – Bay Area
Audrey Shapiro
Marcy Shapiro
Bonnie Shapiro
Andrew Shapiro, City University of New York
Karen Shatzkin
Susan Shawl, Jewish Voice for Peace
Clara Sheffer
Ellen Shehadeh
Leah Shellim
Melissa Sher
Joyce Shiffrin, Human, animal and environmental rights activist
Rafael Shimunov, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Amit Shoham
Julia Shpirt
Carole Shreefter, Uptown Progressive Action
Marc Shulman
Dr. Phyllis Shulman
Dr. Irene Siegel, Teacher, performer, Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Bobbi Siegelbaum
Dr. Jeremy Siegman, Lecturer, Harvard University
Sarah Sills, Coordinating Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace – NYC
Professor Philip Silveman, Professor of Anthropology (retired)
Dr. Regene Silver, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Franny Silverman, Jewish professional, artist and lay leader
Professor Leslie Simon, City College of San Francisco
Rabbi Meaghan Simpson, Jewish Voice for Peace
Dr. Alan Singer, Hofstra University
Dr. Darius D. Sivin
Professor Jeffrey Sklansky, University of Illinois at Chicago
Professor Stephen Slaner, Massachusetts Peace Action
Dr. Alice Slater, World Beyond War
Joan Smelkinson
Paul Alan Smith, Business owner
Professor Betsy Smith
Keren Soffer-Sharon
Joe Sokolinsky
Professor Mark Solomon, Professor Emeritus, Simmons University
Naomi Solomon
Norman Solomon, Roots Action
Stuart Soloway
Harry Soloway, Jewish Voice for Peace
Dr. Wendy Elisheva Somerson, Writer and activist
Doris Soroko
Connie Sosnoff, Jewish Voice for Peace – Atlanta
Elizabeth Sosnoff, Loyola University New Orleans student
Professor Dean Spade, Seattle University School of Law
Jessie Spector, Former Executive Director, Resource Generation
Lilly Spitz
Pamela Sporn, Jewish Voice for Peace
Professor Rick Stack
Anita Stapen, Appreciating Diversity Film Series, Board member
Janice Starr
Janiece Staton, RN, BSN, MSW, MAT (retired)
Elena Stein
Dr. Joseph Stein
Marsha Steinberg, Boycott Divestment Sanctions – Los Angeles
Lauren Steinfeld-Cavuoto
Ceanna Stephens
Katherine Stern
Roberta Stern
Jan Stevens
Phyllis Stoffman
Barbara Storace
Adrienne Suffin
Mona Sulzman, Jewish Voice for Peace, Democratic Socialists of America
Cecilie Surasky, Nonprofit strategy consultant
LuAnn Swartzlander, Educator
Marian Swerdlow, United Federation of Teachers, American Federation of Teachers
Dr. Elena Tabachnick
Mohamed Taleb
Dolores Taller
Professor Laura Tanenbaum, City University of New York
Jimmy Tarlau, Former Maryland State Delegate
Professor Gary Tartakov
Vivian Taube, American Friends of Combatants for Peace
Susan Teitelman
Rebecca Temkin, University of California – Los Angeles
Dr. Peter Thacker, University of Portland, Associate Emeritus Professor
Leslie Thatcher, Kehillah member
Daphna Thier, Jewish Voice for Peace, Democratic Socialists of America
Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman
Professor Gill Toff, Education Through Communication
Arlene Tolopko, Cafe Palestina
Marilyn Torreme
Masha Traber, Temple Isaiah
Professor Barry Trachtenberg, Wake Forest University
Dr. Bruce Trigg
Bob Tripp
Sonia Turek, Newspaper editor (retired)
Dr. Sandra Turner, Jewish Voice for Peace
Dr. William Tyler
Tanya Ury, Artist, writer, member of The Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East, Germany
Eli Valley, Artist
Professor Beverly Voloshin, Professor Emerita, San Francisco State University
Professor Linda Voorsanger
Jacqueline Wajcman
Ayelet Waldman
Laura Waldman, Conflict mediator
Joan Waller
Rabbi Brian Walt
Sarah Walters
Dr. Jeff Warner, LA Petrophysical
Lin Warren
Michael Weber, Weber & Associates
Aliza Weidenbaum
Schulamith Weil
Dr. Jonathan Weinstein, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College
Susan Weinstein
Edmund Weisberg, Johns Hopkins University
Shatzi Weisberger, Jewish Voice for Peace
Bonnie Weiss
Professor Matthew Weiss
Professor Lawrence Weiss, Professor Emeritus, Public Health, University of Alaska – Anchorage
Howard Weiss
Professor Julian Weissglass, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of California – Santa Barbara
Renee Weitzner, Tutor
Carissa Welton
Andrew White
Tobey Wiebe, Grandmothers Against War
Phyllis Willett
Lesley Williams, Coordinating Committee, Jewish Voice for Peace – Chicago
Professor Franke Wilmer
Marcy Winograd, Co-Founder, Progressive Caucus, California Democratic Party
Lawrence Wolf, Jewish Voice for Peace
Professor Diane Wolf, University of California – Davis
Joel Wool
Sarah Wunsch, Jewish Voice for Peace – Boston
Professor Carl Wunsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University
Marjory Wunsch
Tamar Yaron
May Ye, Rabbinical student
Professor Rich Yurman, Kehilla Synogogue
Dorothy M. Zellner, Freedom Summer Veteran
Rabbi Zevit, Mishkan Shalom
Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim
Charlie Zimmerman, Center for Jewish Nonviolence
Dave Zirin, Sports Editor, The Nation
Deborah Zubow, Tikkun Olam Chavurah
Ron Zucker, Peace Action
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