Contributor Archives: Seth Morrison, Board Member

About Seth Morrison, Board Member

Seth Morrison has held leadership posts in various local, regional and national Jewish organizations starting in college as a youth leader in Young Judea. He is currently on the J Street Washington DC Metro Steering Committee, and he is active in LGBT organizations and local politics in Northern Virginia. He joined the pro-peace camp in the mid 80s, thanks to two dear friends. Gershon Baskin who facilitated Gilad Shalit’s release and Alon Tal who founded the Arava Institute, which brings Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians together for environmental studies. Morrison is the immediate past chair of the Friends of the Arava Institute. Professionally, Morrison is consulting in association marketing and management while seeing full time opportunities. Most recently, he was the SVP & General Manager of a trade association serving the cable television industry. As a marketer, he has been responsible for major local and national marketing, PR and social media campaigns for industry and non-profit organizations.

How Should Zionists React to Moshe Silman’s Self Immolation

Moshe before flames

Moshe Silman, 57, died Friday, July 20th, from burns on over 90 percent of his body. He doused himself with fuel and lit himself on fire during the protest for a just society in Tel Aviv, less than a week before. Below is an article written by Seth Morrison, an Ameinu board member, in response to this tragedy.     Checking Facebook on Saturday evening I saw the first photos of Mr. Silman on fire and of course I was appalled.  My first instinct was to think, “How could this happen in …

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JNF Board Member Quits Over Evictions

This article originally appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward and is being reprinted here with permission of the author. Some of my earliest Jewish memories involve dropping spare change in the Jewish National Fund’s iconic little blue boxes. I was proud that my money would help plant trees in Israel. The JNF, I knew, was making the desert bloom. As an adult, I became a member of the organization’s Washington, D.C., board and moved from donating extra nickels to raising thousands of dollars …

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