From Slim-Fast to Middle East Peacemaker

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S-Daniel Abraham
S. Daniel Abraham
The S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace was co-founded by its namesake, known affectionately as Danny, and Rep. Wayne Owens in 1989. Abraham, former owner of Slim-Fast, and Owens traveled to the Middle East more than 60 times before Owens’ untimely death in 2002. Since 2010, the Honorable Robert Wexler has served as president of the Center and Abraham continues to have a hands-on involvement.   “What keeps me going?” asked Abraham. “The dream and the hope that we will have peace, that we will have a prime minister who will make peace.” His parting words: “Keep going. Keep working for it. Keep fighting for it… We’re not going to stay in conflict forever. As much as every day seems like forever, it isn’t.” At 92, he shows no sign of slowing down.  <Read Abraham’s story here>

From Medicine to Middle East Politics

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carol winograd
Carol Hutner Winograd, MD
Twenty years ago, Carol Winograd began a return to her youthful passion for Israel that had been severed following the Six Day War. Her talent for lobbying made Middle East political activism her encore career after decades of work as a physician and professor of Medicine and Human Biology at Stanford. Winograd and her husband Terry began their engagement with the political world as contributors to the Obama campaign in 2008. It was a natural transition for them to join the political arm of J Street, in which campaign contributions play a significant strategic role. She now serves as vice chair of the national board of directors of J Street and as a member of the J Street Executive Committee. Winograd and several other feminist peace activists founded the J Street Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) in 2013. The group builds connections with female Israeli political and grassroots leaders and works to enforce UN Security Council Resolution 1325, stressing the importance of women’s equal participation and full involvement in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security. <Read Winograd’s story here>