ALUMNI BLOGS

San Diego Hands Enjoy Festivities at the Oceanside Beach

By: Adrian Chang, Oceanside, CA – July 13, 2019 – As they feel the sand beneath their feet and the cool ocean breeze on their faces, this year’s participants gather together at Oceanside beach to enjoy festivities with Alumni, Host Families, and other Hands of Peace community members. As the evening went on, the Hands grew closer to each other, alongside the broader San Diego Hands of Peace community.

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Reflections on a Chicago Alumni Seminar

By Genevieve Thompson, Northbrook, IL – November 24, 2018 – This past week in the suburbs of Chicago a handful of Hands Of Peace alumni gathered together at a local participant’s house. The house overflowed with good food and even better conversation.

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The Gap as seen by a Jewish Israeli

Givat Haviva, Israel - November 2, 2018   Right at the start of the seminar a huge gap could be felt between Israelis and Palestinian Citizens of Israel. It was most noticeable with our languages separating us. Like in the summer program, at first the different...

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Participating in the Middle East Seminar as an American

Givat Haviva, Israel – November 2, 2018   HOP alumni from across Israel and the West Bank reunited for the first time since the summer program. The Middle Eastern seminar began like most Hands of Peace events – with excitement and lots of hugging. There was a...

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