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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 School for Educational Leadership.  His years of involvement in the peace movement in Israel, as well as Jewish-Arab and Israeli-Palestinian dialogue and partnership-building work, propelled him to establish Hand in Hand in 1997, together with co-founder Amin Khalaf, and in 1999 to create American Friends of Hand in Hand, the nonprofit American organization supporting Hand in Hand’s work in Israel.