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.

HOPEducation EVENT: A Dish & A Story
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Christ Presbyterian Church
7807 Centella, Carlsbad, CA 92009

Please join us for an evening of sharing delicious home cooked food and community! This potluck style time of sharing is a great opportunity for past and future host families to get better acquainted with each other, hear firsthand about the hosting experience and ask questions. Meet staff, board members and others in the Hands of Peace community as we near the summer program. Please bring a dish and story to share, everyone welcome! For more information, visit our Facebook event page, or RSVP to Sarah Heirendt.

HOPEducation Book Club
My Promised Land by Ari Shavit
Monday, June 25, 2018, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Residence of Jenny Parker

Join us for our next book club, where we will be reading My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel by Ari Shavit. Ari draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries and letters, as well as his own family's story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, "My Promised Land" asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, "My Promised Land" uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. To register for this event contact Sarah Heirendt.