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Sunday, March 18 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Swords Into Plowshares: Building Partnerships Between Jewish and Arab Citizens of Israel

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In Israel today, 22% of its citizens are Palestinian Arabs, and 78% are Jewish. Yet Jews and Arabs live in almost total separation from one another, and in the context of ongoing conflict between these two communities, the strengthening of partnership and “shared society” is of paramount importance. This session will focus on this shared society and partnership building in Israel. The Hand in Hand organization will be presented as a successful example of this kind of work. Background information on Jewish-Arab relations in Israel will be presented and a number of short videos will be screened. Ample time will be left for questions and discussion.

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Martha Freedman

A retired attorney specializing in immigration law, Martha Freedman currently serves on the boards of American Friends of Hand in Hand, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, and the Holocaust Museum Houston. She also serves on various committees of other non-profit boards... Read More →
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Lee Gordon

Lee Gordon is co-founder of Hand in Hand and executive director of American Friends of Hand in Hand. He is a native of Portland, Oregon, and lived for 20 years in Israel, where he received a master’s degree in social work from Hebrew University and graduated from the Mandel Institute’s... Read More →

Sunday March 18, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am CDT
Dance Studio, JCC