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Bridging the Divide with David Broza and Ali Paris on March 26, 2017SAVE THE DATE! March 26, 2017
30th Anniversary of the Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fund

Rather than a lecture this year, we have planned Bridging the Divide, a Concert and Conversation on Sunday, MARCH 26, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with Israel’s premier folksinger and songwriter, the dynamic and renowned DAVID BROZA and his Palestinian counterpart ALI PARIS. Amy Adina first introduced our family to the music of long-time peace activist and musical legend David Broza when she returned from her year on Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv in 1985.

When Mel returned from a trip to Israel with the New Israel Fund in the late 1980’s he had a difficult time readjusting to American culture and spent weeks playing his tapes over and over again. A few years after Amy’s untimely death, a David Broza concert at Rutgers University was dedicated to her memory. Since that time, David Broza has remained an artist with a message of peace regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the myriad challenges that face us all. Broza was highlighted in the March 2014 NY Times Saturday Profile as an individual who is shaping the world as he seeks to bridge the Arab-Jewish divide with music. Ali Paris is a young, rising Palestinian musician who sings and plays the Arabic lap harp called a qanum. “I was really influenced by war to create music,” he says of growing up in Palestine, “and by music to fight against war.” Their music fuses Middle Eastern and Western influences.

A suggested “fore-shpice” or appetizer... David Broza’s film “East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem,” a hopeful message of equality and unity. (Available on Netflix, Amazon Video and iTunes) Watch the trailer here.

Co-Sponsored by Princeton University Center for Jewish Life, Concert & Conversation will take place at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall at Princeton University. The Schulman family is delighted to co-sponsor this event with Princeton University Center for Jewish Life. As in years past, this event is free and open to the public. Richardson Auditorium, however, does require ticketed seats for each attendee.  You may reserve your tickets online, at or by telephone at 609-258-9220. Feel free to let me know if you will be coming, but be sure to reserve your seats through Richardson.

Schedule for Concert & Conversation
2:30-3:30 p.m. Reception for artists and community
3:15 p.m. Doors open and seating begins
4:00-6:00 p.m. Concert and Conversation with David Broza and Ali Paris