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Change Minds: Save Lives! Send a thought leader "Peace in Our Cities: Rabbis Against Gun Violence"

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Peace in Our Cities:
Rabbis Against Gun Violence
We just secured a small gift to support sending copies of Peace in Our Cities: Rabbis Against Gun Violence to American change-makers & thought leaders (lawmakers, organizational point-people, faith leaders).

I invite you all to be a part of this:

  1. purchase a copy to support the ongoing effort, and 
  2. if you know of someone in your sphere who fits this description, send a letter written to them to me. We'll forward them your letter and a copy of the book. 

(all donations/letters should be sent to me at Congregation Netivot Shalom - checks should be made out to "Netivot Shalom")

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