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Community Lunch with Lee Gordon, Co-Founder of Hand in Hand

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Lee Gordon is co-founder of Hand in Hand: Center for Jewish-Arab Education in Israel, an Israeli non-profit organization that has created a network of integrated public schools serving Arab and Jewish children. Starting with just 50 students in 1998, Hand in Hand now has six campuses and over 1800 Jewish and Arab students attending, and is making a growing impact in Israel for Jewish-Arab partnership and coexistence. Lee is a native of Portland, Oregon and lived for 20 years in Israel, where he received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Hebrew University and graduated from the prestigious 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 work propelled him to establish Hand in Hand, and in 1999 to create American Friends of Hand in Hand, a non-profit American organization supporting the organization’s work in Israel, of which Lee serves as executive director. Join the Ithaca Area United Jewish Community and Hillel at Ithaca College for a vegetarian, kosher lunch in the Taughannock Falls Room of the Ithaca College Campus Center. During this lunch Lee will share his experiences with Hand in Hand and answer questions about his work.



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Time and Place
September 23, 2019, 12:00 pm
Taughannock Falls Room, Ithaca College Campus Center; 201 Egbert Hall, Ithaca, NY 14850