Monday, October 15th @ 9:30 am (New Time)
"The Lemon Tree: An Arab, a Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East" by Sandy Tolan
In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Ashkenazi Landau, a nineteen-year-old Israeli college student, whose family fled Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, Dalia and Bashir began a rare friendship, forged in the aftermath of war and tested over the next thirty-five years in ways that neither could imagine on that summer day in 1967. Based on extensive research, and springing from his enormously resonant documentary that aired on NPR's Fresh Air in 1998, Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, suggesting that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and reconciliation.
Tuesday, October 16th
1564 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Tour of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation
Friday, October 19th
10 am - 3 pm
The Marine Corps Heritage Foundation dedicates itself to preserving and sharing the traditions, history and culture of the U S Marine Corps. The National Museum of the Marine Corps. shares with us the American story of the Corps’ contributions, sacrifices, valor and victory.
Dinner & Movie Night
Tuesday, October 23rd
AMC Loews Theater
Dinner at Mr. Smith's on K Street NW
Chat with Martin "Marty" Tolchin
Thursday, October 25 @ 6 pm
St. John's Episcopal Church
3240 O Street NW
Martin Tolchin will speak about President Trump, recent policy decisions and the upcoming midterm elections.
Please contact the GV Office at
202- 999-8988 or email email@example.com to RSVP.