Harter presented Jewish brothership award

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs has given its Chaver Tzedek Award to William H. Harter, a Presbyterian minister from Pennsylvania.

The phrase “Chaver Tzedek” means “brother” or “comrade in righteousness,” and the council gave Harter the brothership award in recognition of his work involving Christian-Jewish relations and on behalf of peace in the Middle East.

Harter is retired, after formerly serving as pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Falling Spring in Chambersburg, Pa. He is involved in the organizations Presbyterians for Middle East Peace and the National Christian Leadership Council for Israel; formerly lived in Jerusalem; and has frequently led study trips to Israel.

The Jewish Council for Public Affairs works through a network of national organizations and local Jewish Community Relations Councils to strengthen awareness of issues involving the Jewish community.