18 2023

Breakfast Program with Lee Gordon, co-founder of Hand in Hand


Jewish Federation of NENY 184 Washington Avenue Extension
Albany, NY 12203
(518) 783-7800

Contact Rob Kovach
(518) 783-7800

Join us for breakfast on April 18 and hear from Lee Gordon, 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 2,000 Jewish and Arab students enrolled, and is making a growing impact in Israel for Jewish-Arab partnership and shared society.
Lee is a native of Portland, Oregon in the U.S. and lived for over 20 years in Israel, where he received a Masters 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 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.
While in Portland, Lee served for three years on the board of the Jewish Federation. He is an active member of Congregation Havurah Shalom, a progressive Reconstructionist synagogue.
Lee now lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and children and is director of the American Friends of Hand in Hand, and is in Israel regularly.
Complimentary bagels and coffee.

Sponsor: Jewish Federation of NENY