Our Mission

Hands of Peace is an interfaith organization developing peacebuilding and leadership skills in Israeli, Palestinian and American teens through the power of dialogue and personal relationships.


"Under One Sky" Benefit Evening

HOP's "Under One Sky" Benefit Evening at Chicago's magnificent Adler Planetarium has SOLD OUT! The event will be held on Sunday, April 19 from 6 to 9:30 pm. CLICK HERE to buy a waiting list ticket for this spectacular evening of education and inspiration! Tickets are $175 from April 1 onward, and your ticket will be refunded if a spot does not open up for you.  

Program highlights include:
  • HOP alumni Ruby Macsai-Goren and Basel Arafat will host this unique evening of education and inspiration!
  • WBEZ host Jerome McDonnell will facilitate a conversation with special guests Aziz Abu Sarah and Elik Elhanan. Both lost siblings to the conflict and have devoted their lives to promoting dialogue and reconciliation. 
  • Guests will have time to visit the Adler Planetarium's "Shoot for the Moon" exhibit before a delicious gourmet dinner.
  • Four deeply moving film shorts will showcase the spirit of HOP from the perspective of our participants and chronicle HOP's ongoing follow-up work in Israel and Palestine.

Thank you for your support! 

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