San Diego 2016-17 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. Our events are designed to inspire dialogue amongst supporters and alumni and expose supporters to diverse perspectives. We hope you will join us!


HOPEducation Workshop: The Role of Inner Peace in Peacemaking

Tuesday, January 29, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Christ Presbyterian Church
7807 Centella Street, Carlsbad

Given the changes and challenges that confront us in our own lives, in our country, and around the world, it's no wonder many of us feel off-kilter, fearful, and even angry-and inner peace seems an elusive ideal. However, inner peace is possible with the right tools and strategies. Please join us for this 2-hour workshop exploring how you can navigate change and uncertainty-and find inner peace. RSVP to Eileen Maurer.

San Diego Book Club: Lawrence In Arabia by Scott Anderson

February 2017

San Diego Book Club hosted another successful event on September 21st, where guests discussed the book "The Faith Club" and engaged in conversations about the similarities and differences in religions and the tolerance of one another.

The next book will be "Lawrence In Arabia" by Scott Anderson. The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T. E. Lawrence, "a sideshow of a sideshow." As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers far removed from the corridors of power. At the center of it all was Lawrence himself. In early 1914 he was an archaeologist excavating ruins in Syria; by 1917 he was riding into legend at the head of an Arab army as he fought a rearguard action against his own government and its imperial ambitions. Based on four years of intensive primary document research, Lawrence in Arabia definitively overturns received wisdom on how the modern Middle East was formed.

Book Club is looking for someone to host the next meeting, which is slated for January timeframe. If you are available to host, would like more information, or to RSVP, please contact Eileen Maurer (



Sunday, March 5th
San Diego Benefit Evening
The San Diego Benefit Evening planning committee is underway, and the members are working hard to create a fabulous evening. "Under the Middle Eastern Sky" celebrates the music, culture and cuisine of the Middle East on Sunday, March 5th at the San Diego Central Public Library. Watch your mailbox for a Save the Date and please join us!
If you are willing to help on the committee, please contact Kim Lande at