Join HOP San Diego for our Benefit Evening!

Sunday, March 5 — 5:30 to 8:30pm

San Diego Central Library 


Join Hands of Peace as we journey into the music, culture and cuisine of the Middle East at the San Diego Central Library.

Your support will go directly toward the 2017 San Diego summer program and continuing our mission to develop peacebuilding and leadership skills in San Diego, Israeli and Palestinian teens that last a lifetime.



Tickets WILL sell out, so please purchase tickets early!

Can’t attend the event, but still want to support Hands of Peace? Consider donating via the button below:


The fun-filled cultural evening features....

 Todo Mundo

Todo Mundo (“All the World”) has consistently been voted “ Best World Music” band at the San Diego Music Awards, blending the musical flavors of Spanish Rumba, Reggae, Brazilian, Balkan and Middle Eastern styles into an irresistible groove that has been moving dance floors and sharing the message of peace, love and action with audiences across the world.



Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi

Hot Pstromi bandleader and founder Yale Strom is one of the most celebrated modern klezmer musicians and music researchers of our time. Hot Pstromi’s fusion of traditional klezmer, Arabic, Gypsy and world beat music fill the halls with soulful, expressive, lively Middle Eastern sounds.



  • Delicious Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Craft beer and wine
  • Raffle and live auction

Azim Khamisa, Olive Branch Award Recipient

Azim Khamisa has been a featured speaker to Hands of Peace San Diego summer program participants every year. His message of forgiveness, peace and hope is an unforgettable turning point for our participants for them to look inside themselves, forgive and take action in the wake of trauma and conflict.

Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation ( and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions. Hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama, Former President Bill Clinton and Al Gore, Azim carries his inspirational message of forgiveness around the world.



This is a 21+ event.


We invite you to become a sponsor or auction donor for Under the Middle Eastern Sky...

There are many ways to become involved in “Under the Middle Eastern Sky,” from sponsoring the musical entertainment, to providing food and drinks, to donating to the raffle or auction. As a sponsor, you’ll not only receive incredible exposure and benefits, you’ll also have the opportunity to share your company through our extensive marketing and media efforts. Click here to view our sponsorship package and donation letter

Your support will help us to continue our mission of empowering young people to be leaders in peace. Hands of Peace is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by the law.

Please contact Magan Hartman at to find out more about sponsorship opportunities and contact Kim Lande at to support this event with your time and talent.