San Diego Events Calendar

Please contact San Diego Site Director Sarah Heirendt 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.
Temple Solel & Hands of Peace Present: Rachel Korazim "The Other as a Mirror"
Saturday, May 4, 12:00 p.m.
Temple Solel: 3575 Manchester Ave, Cardiff, CA 92007

Please join us in welcoming Rachel Korazim for an engaging conversation on "The Other as a Mirror." Rachel is a freelance Jewish education consultant in curriculum development for Israel and Holocaust education. She engages audiences worldwide through innovative presentations built around the stories, poems and songs of Israel’s best writers. Her thought-provoking talks open a window onto Israeli society, inviting listeners to engage with the country and its history in new ways. RSVP to Sarah Heirendt.
ADL San Diego Presents the 2nd Annual Walk Against Hate - Join the Hands of Peace team
Sunday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Ingram Plaza/NTC Park at Liberty Station
The Walk Against Hate & Diversity Expo began in 2010 at ADL Philadelphia. Here in San Diego, we are celebrating our 2nd annual Walk Against Hate, which brings the entire community together to promote diversity. Thousands of students, parents, business leaders and community members will walk with one another to highlight the values of respect and inclusion. Register today and walk with the Hands of Peace team
Hands of Peace at the Harmony in Action Cross Cultural Non Profits Fair
Saturday, May 25, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Balboa Park, Patio B
Hands of Peace is thrilled be a part of the Worldview Project's 7th annual Harmony in Action Cross-Cultural Non-Profits Fair! Stop by to hear from other organizations committed to cross-cultural work, hear international live music and learn traditional cultural dances. Be sure to say hi to Hands of Peace community members at the Hands of Peace booth!
Hands of Peace Book Club Presents: The Soul of America, The Battle for Our Better Angels
Sunday, June 2, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Residence of Jenny Parker
Jon Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes and civil rights pioneers, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the anti-Communist witch-hunts; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now. While the American story has not always—or even often—been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail. RSVP to Sarah Heirendt.