Our Mission

Hands of Peace is an interfaith organization developing peacebuilding and leadership skills in Israeli, Palestinian and American teens through the power of dialogue and personal relationships.


Buy Your Tickets to HOP's Gala Dinner!

HOP's "Tune into Peace" Gala Dinner will include delicious food, videos from our alumni, presentations from HOP supporters, and a high-spirited "Name That Tune" competition. The dinner will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 at Skokie's Doubletree Hilton (9599 Skokie Blvd. in Skokie, Illinois). Click HERE to buy your tickets for this fabulous evening of fun! Tickets are $100 for adults and $50 for HOP alumni and volunteers.

Highlights From HOP’s Jaffa Seminar

“My head is full of things to think about after this seminar. I learned to look beyond my beliefs.”

-Hadeel Abu Assad, 2012 Palestinian Citizen of Israel participant

In February, Hands of Peace held a two-day seminar in Jaffa that was attended by 34 alumni from five different years of Hands of Peace. This seminar included three powerful dialogue sessions (up from the typical two dialogue sessions—by request of the alumni!), time to explore Jaffa and go on a boat ride, and the screening of the movie, “Five Broken Cameras,” which tells the story of non-violent Palestinian activists in the West Bank village of Bil’in. Our participants also asked thoughtful and respectful questions of speakers from very diverse organizations. Alumni came away with renewed hope and inspiration to promote compassion for the “other” side in their home communities.

Click HERE to read more alumni reflections from this seminar. We are continually grateful for your support of our courageous and insightful young peace-builders!

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