ALUMNI PROGRAMS: 2022 – 2023

Re-Entry Seminars for 2022 Cohort
In November, Hands of Peace will host two virtual reentry seminars for the 2022 cohort. These are an opportunity to reconnect with fellow Hands, discuss life and challenges since the Summer Program, and engage in dialogue to process their experiences. Hands of Peace facilitators, Regional Managers, and Site Directors will be present to guide the conversations and answer questions about the 2023 XL program, which will be reintroduced this summer. If you are a 2022 alumni, please reach out to your Site Director or Regional Manager for more information.

Parents Circle-Families Forum Talk
Also in November, representatives from the Parents Circle-Families Forum, one Israeli and one Palestininan, will join all Hands of Peace alumni for a discussion about loss, grief, and reconciliation. This event is open to Hands of Peace alumni from all years and delegations, their parents, and 2022 Host Families. Please check your email for a registration link, or contact your Site Director or Regional Manager.

U.S Multi-Narrative Tour of Israel and Palestine
We are excited to announce the return of the American Alumni Multi-Narrative Tour of Israel-Palestine. The trip, led by MEJDI Tours, will take place March 4-12, 2023. American alumni from the 2018, 2019, and 2022 Summer Programs will have the opportunity to experience Israel and Palestine through the eyes of their tour guides; stay in the homes of Israeli, Palestinian, and PCI alumni; and participate in an overnight seminar which will include two dialogue sessions. Please contact Emily Kenward or Melanie Stanek if interested.  

Are you an alum living in Israel or Palestine and interested in hosting 2-3 Americans overnight at your home? Please contact your Regional Manager for dates.

Alumni Seminar in Israel/Palestine
On March 10, 2023, alumni from Israel and Palestine will gather with Americans as part of the Multi-Narrative Tour for an evening of dialogue, guest speakers, and re-connecting. Please reach out to your Site Directors or Regional Managers for more information!

Alumni who are not able to attend the overnight seminar are invited to join the Multi-Narrative Tour participants for dinner either in Jerusalem, Ramallah or Haifa. 



Hands of Peace has launched a private LinkedIn group for Hands of Peace alumni and staff only. The group is a safe space for sharing internships, fellowships, scholarships and job opportunities. To join the group go here and ask to join the group. keep an eye on your LinkedIn notifications to accept your invitation. If you aren’t on LinkedIn yet, we highly recommend creating a profile for the powerful career networking it offers.  You can also connect with  Diana Kutlow on LinkedIn or Deb Lawrence on LinkedIn and we will be happy to help you. If you aren’t on LinkedIn yet, we highly recommend creating a profile for the powerful career networking it offers.