Contact Us

If you would like to receive email newsletters about Hands of Peace and/or get involved, please email Program Director Julia Duerst at or call 224-406-5045.

For inquiries about our program, please contact our Executive Director Rick Rosenfeld at or call him at 847-412-0555.

For inquiries in the United States, please contact:

Sarah Heirendt, San Diego Site Director,
Rhonda McCarty, Chicago Site Director,

For inquiries in the Middle East, please contact:

Hoda Barakat, Palestinian Regional Manager,

Rana Haddad, Palestinian Citizens of Israel Regional Manager,

Hamutal Blanc, Jewish Israeli Regional Manager, 

Husam Jubran, Director of Facilitation, 


HOP gave me the unique opportunity to meet Israelis, Palestinians, and Palestinian Citizens of Israel and learn from them about the conflict they live every day. I truly feel like I understand the conflict better now than I ever could have with a pile of textbooks. The dialogue sessions gave me hope for the future of the conflict as I saw myself and those around me beginning to understand both sides. I now also know that friendship can overcome politics.

Zoe, American participant