Extend’s 2022 Virtual Gala: Together Against Extremism

Since 2013, Extend has fostered a new generation of Jewish activists who speak against the occupation and for Palestinian human rights.

Now, as Israel inaugurates the most extreme right-wing government in its history, join Extend to celebrate and support Palestinian and Jewish voices fighting every day for a future of mutual freedom.

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December 11, 2022

12pm ET 9am PT 7pm JLM

Travel Virtually to Um Al-Khair, Jaffa, and Jerusalem to meet:


Awdah Hathaleen
Human Rights Activist

Awdah Hathaleen is a human rights activist in Um Al-Khair, the West Bank. Awdah has led his community’s struggle against the IDF’s plan to demolish family homes in Um Al-Khair to clear space for a nearby settlement.

Sally Abed
National Leader, Omdim Beyachad

Sally Abed is a national leader at Standing Together and a prominent Palestinian voice in Israel advocating for a new majority through Jewish-Arab partnership to end the occupation and achieve equality and social justice.

Ahmad Muna
Palestine Educational Bookshop

Ahmad Muna is the third-generation Muna operating the Educational Bookshop, a center of Palestinian culture in Jerusalem. He has met with hundreds of Extend participants over the last decade.

Extend Alumni Panel: New Voices for Justice

Mira Kux studies in the Columbia-Tel Aviv University Dual BA program, where she is the Louie Dounn J Street Fellow for 2022-23. She helps recruit for Extend programs.

Caleb Bromberg is a rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary. His passions lie in education, prayer, community-building, and justice work.

Abby Leibowitz studies politics and journalism at Princeton. Last year she participated in the Nativ College Leadership Program and was part of Extend’s inaugural Gap Year cohort.

Tal Bresler is studying neuroscience at the University of Maryland. Last year she studied at the Modern Orthodox Nishmat seminary and joined Extend’s inaugural Gap Year cohort.

Extend Gala Host Comittee

Sam Bahour, Board of Just Vision, Applied Information Management, ePalestine.ps

Peter Beinart, Editor-at-large at Jewish Currents & Professor at Newmark School of Journalism

Perry Cammack, Peacebuilding Program Director, Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Joanne Faycurry

Peter Frey, Vice Chair and Chair -Elect of J Street

Anne Germanacos

Elisheva Goldberg, Director of media & policy, New Israel Fund & Center for Jewish Nonviolence

Sally Gottesmann 

Avner Gvaryahu, Co-Director of Breaking the Silence

Souli Khatib, Nobel Prize-nominated co-founder of Combatants for Peace

Rabbi Andrea London, Co-Chair of J Street Rabbinic Cabinet

L4 Foundation

Mossi Raz, Member of Knesset (Meretz Party) & former Director of Peace Now

Carrie Shapiro, Board of Footsteps & Board of Jewish Currents

Ilana Sumka, founding director of Shleimut & former Jerusalem director of Encounter

Mark Zivin, ALLMEP Board & J Street Board

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