Please contact Chicago Site Director Darling Kittoe at  with questions about our upcoming events. HOP takes no political position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict beyond affirming the human rights of all involved. Please reference Our Values here. Our events are designed to inspire dialogue amongst supporters and alumni and expose supporters to diverse perspectives. We hope you will join us!

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Hands of Peace & Congregation Solel Present:
Anti-Semitism on the North Shore - A Current Case
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
7:00 - 8:45 p.m. 
Congregation Solel
1301 Clavey Rd, Highland Park, IL
There has been a statistical increase in anti-Semitic incidents across the United States in recent years. As with many things we see in the news, it is easy to think “it doesn’t happen here in suburban Chicago." But a recent event involving a youth sports team from the North Shore shows that anti-Semitism can happen anywhere at any time.  We invite you to join Hands of Peace in partnership with Congregation Solel and Lakeside for a discussion on anti-Semitism in our backyard and a panel discussion focusing on community action initiatives. Panelists include Congregation Solel’s Rabbi Evan Moffic, author of First the Jews: Combating the World’s Longest-Running Hate Campaign, Pastor John Berg from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and Hands of Peace alumni parent, Gene Hara. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Chicago Site Director, Darling Kittoe.

Israeli Politics and Parties – A Preview of the April 9 Elections
Thursday, April 4, 2019
7:00 - 8:45 p.m. 
Congregation Sukkat Shalom
1001 Central Ave, Wilmette, IL
Hands of Peace and Congregation Sukkat Shalom will co-host Dani Filc, M.D. Ph.D, from the Department of Politics and Government at Ben-Gurion University in Israel. Dr. Filc will help us understand the upcoming Israeli elections, the unique nature of Israel’s political parties and coalitions, and the future of U.S.-Israel relations.
Dr. Filc is a co-Founder and current member of Standing Together a grassroots Jewish-Arab movement fighting for peace and social justice. For more information, contact Chicago Site Director, Darling Kittoe.