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 Next Week (February 24) the Food Coop of Park Slope Brooklyn will having their monthly meeting at  Congregation Beth Elohim Social Hall (Garfield Temple) 274 Garfield Pl. at 8th Ave. One issue brought up last month may loom large on the Agenda.Boycotting Israeli Products. According to its Newsletter:

The Park Slope Food Coop General Meeting convened on January 27, 2009 shortly after 7 p.m. The meeting began a little late because it drew a larger crowd than usual, requiring additional time for attendees to enter and seat themselves Carl Arnold, a member of the Chair Committee, chaired the meeting. In the Open Forum portion of the meeting, a Coop member named Hima asked whether there was a plan for the Coop to ban Israeli products and suggested that there should be. “I don’t know whether or not we carry Israeli products,” she said, “but I propose that we no longer carry them.” Arnold asked for comments from those gathered. Allen Zimmerman, a general coordinator who oversees produce purchases, indicated that there were currently Sharon persimmons and organic red peppers from Israel, but was unaware of offerings in other Coop areas. Arnold next advised how the raised concern could be brought to the Agenda Committee for placement on the agenda either for either for discussion or as a proposal. Source Co-op Newsletter

Sadly, this resolution will be taken up in a Synagogue.  If you would like to contact the Coop and give your opinion on the Issue you may at Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215, (718) 622-0560  You might also want to contact the Synagogue and ask them why they are hosting the event.  Their information is Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215, (718)768-3814.

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