Meet Lee Gordon, Co-founder of
Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel
Thursday, March 23 at Noon
The Greensboro Jewish Federation and JCRC are excited to share an upcoming program that highlights the practical good that one of our GJF allocation recipients is accomplishing on the ground in Israel.
Please join us to meet Lee Gordon, Co-founder of Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel on Thursday, March 23 at Noon at the Federation Building as he speaks about “Israeli Arab/Israeli Jewish society in Israel today – through the prism of education”
Hand in Hand is building inclusion and equality between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel through a growing network of bilingual, integrated schools and communities. Launched in 1997 with 50 children, there are now over 2,000 students enrolled in six Hand in Hand schools from Jerusalem to the Galilee.
Originally from the United States, Lee lived in Israel for two decades, actively involved in Jewish-Arab dialogue. He earned an M.A. in social work from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and graduated from the Mandel Institute’s prestigious School for Educational Leadership. Lee is a veteran social activist and community organizer, having worked and volunteered for numerous educational and community organizations. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his wife and three children, where he builds a network of international support for Hand in Hand.
For more background information on Hand in Hand, please visit www.handinhandk12.org
BYODL – Bring your own dairy lunch
dessert and beverages will be provided.