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Sarasota News Leader February 1, 2013 Now living in Toronto, Abuelaish will journey to Sarasota for a dinner and program at Temple Beth Sholom and for a visit with local students at Florida Studio Theatre. Embracing Our Differences is joining the Boxser Initiative and FST as a sponsor of the doctor's visit. Page 45 According to Boxser, after some initial skepticism, the Abuelaish visit "has gotten an incredible reaction," and the doctor's appearances should have venues overflowing with audience members. Abuelaish's message may be simple, but it is obviously one we need to hear. Boxser says he hopes for a diverse crowd at the talks — emphasizing the importance of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish's appearances will be bringing together Jewish, Christian and Mus- as follows: lim residents in Sarasota, which rarely ac• 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Dinner, Temknowledges how segregated it is. ple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., SaraThat push is particularly vital in the wake of sota, $50; call 552-2780 to RSVP. a December appearance by anti-Islam fire• 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Program, brand Brigitte Gabriel at a Jewish Federation Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Ave., of Sarasota-Manatee event. Gabriel has been Sarasota, free; call 552-2780 to RSVP. named to the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Anti-Muslim Inner Circle," and she has fre- • 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8: Student program, quently been criticized for her hateful rhetoFlorida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., ric. Sarasota, free. % Click to watch the video

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