The Hilda Bernstein Memorial Event and Fund
The Hilda Bernstein Silverman Memorial annual event honors the commitments, wisdom, compassion, and activism of the late Hilda Silverman. Hilda was a long-time peace activist with AJJP-Boston, Jewish Women for Justice in Israel/Palestine, the Cambridge Peace Commission, Workmen's Circle, the Cambridge Holocaust Commemoration, amongst many other groups and organizations.
The first event was held on April 29, 2009, and the featured speaker was Sandy Tolan, author of The Lemon Tree (www.sandytolan.com).
Our next event is being held on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 7:00pm, and will feature Phil Weiss, creator and co-editor of the influential, independent blog at Mondoweiss.net.
Please join us at the First Church Congregational, 11 Garden St., Cambridge MA.
All proceeds from the annual events will go to the Hilda Bernstein Silverman Memorial Fund which has been established to fund ongoing programs in Hilda's memory, as well as to support individual scholarship and grants to enable study, travel and activism that further Hilda's hopes for a just peace in Israel/Palestine.
Donations may be made out to:
AJJP-Boston (please write "Silverman Fund" in the Memo line)
and sent to AJJP-Boston, PO Box 470684, Brookline, MA 02447-0684
Lectureship at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
A lectureship in Hilda's name has been established at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. The lectureship, which began with the 2009-2010 academic year and will be held annually, will be broadly defined, inviting scholars from the following areas of research and inquiry: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel studies, Palestinian and Arab studies, and Holocaust studies. More information about this series can be seen here.