Lee Gordon, Co-Founder of Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, and Graduate (of Hand in Hand Schools) Emmanuel Auerbach will present at EJC on Feb. 18 at 2:00
Lee Gordon has been a friend of Kol Shalom since our early days, and was a popular speaker at our Sunday Forums of past years. On February 18th, Kol Shalom will host Lee at EJC where he will speak about Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, the bilingual integrated schools for Arab and Jewish children that he co-founded in 1998.
And we are so fortunate for this extra treat: He will be joined by Emmanuel Auerbach, Hand in Hand student from kindergarten through twelfth, now living in New York and visiting Portland.
What started as one school with 50 students, Hand in Hand has grown to six campuses with two thousand Arab and Jewish students, fostering inclusion and equality. In the midst of the Hamas attacks and subsequent war in Gaza, Hand in Hand has continued its important work building Jewish-Arab partnership and shared society in Israel. Says Lee, "Hand in Hand is a model of what Israel can and should look like." We are privileged to have the opportunity to ask questions of Lee and Emmanuel and to learn of the particular challenges at this time of crisis.
Co-sponsored by Beth Israel, Havurah Shalom, P’nai Or and Shir Tikvah
Please register at www.kolshalom.org to attend
Thanks and hope to see you at the EJC Feb. 18, 2:00 PM!
Sponsor: Kol Shalom, Beth Israel, Havurah Shalom, P’nai Or and Shir Tikvah