Throughout the year, Hands of Peace holds educational events for our American parents and adult supporters. We also hold occasional gatherings for our Israeli and Palestinian parents. Events include guest lectures, film dialogue nights, panel discussions, book clubs, holiday parties and fundraisers, and community service projects.

As a dialogue organization, Hands of Peace intentionally exposes our supporters to speakers and films that offer diverse perspectives on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Following each film or presentation, adult supporters share their feelings and viewpoints with one another in small group discussions facilitated by HOP staff and volunteers—thus simulating the intensive dialogue experience that our teenage participants undergo.

For upcoming San Diego Events, please click here.

For upcoming Chicago Events, please click here.

Hands of Peace is by far the most meaningful and important program our family has ever experienced. It is easy to watch the news and feel hopeless and paralyzed by the conflict that is happening in the world, or to feel it doesn’t affect us. Hands of Peace has taught us that what is happening on the other side of the world affects our world so profoundly. – Kim, American Host Parent