Mahmoud Awad Mahmoud, You were the first real joy in my life. I waited for you for five years to bring light into my world. When the family is sitting around the table and you are not there with us, I miss you so much. This brings on such deep pain that you are gone. … Continue reading A letter to my son, Mahmoud, killed in 2008
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Award winning chefs shared how food brings us comfort during difficult times, whether it’s a global pandemic, national crises, or losing a loved one.
Reem, Michael, and Gil brought their comfort food to share.
All participants will receive the recipes.
by Rami Elhanan, bereaved Israeli father
To My Sweet Smadari,
So many years have passed since that horrible day, you suddenly disappeared from our lives forever. And yet to this day, whenever I open my phone and see your sweet face, my heart stops short and my blood freezes.
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Today, in honor of International Peace Day, and in honor of all those who have lost loved ones to the conflict — we call for no more empty rooms. Seven bereaved parents have written letters of hope to their loved ones who have been killed. They are left with seven empty rooms. An empty room … Continue reading For Peace Day: Letters from bereaved parents
https://youtu.be/7V1K64uNfFs Thursday, September 3rd12:00 PM EDT (7:00 PM Jerusalem, 5:00 PM London) A webinar with Oded Leshem, a research fellow at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, for a discussion of Hope During Conflict. This important study was authored by Leshem and Eran Halperin, and explores the pivotal role that hope plays in bringing about peace. Arab … Continue reading WEBINAR: What role does hope play in peace? Psychology, conflict, and the next generation of peace
August 5, 2020 Our mission is to foster a process of reconciliation for bereaved Israelis and Palestinians. They have paid the highest price to the conflict. The work of bereaved parents– like Rami, Bassam, and the over 600 other individuals and families in our organization– is made possible by your donation. Please make a contribution … Continue reading Apeirogon Book Discussion with Rami Elhanan, Bassam Aramin, and Hadassah New Orleans
Recording available https://youtu.be/gIwcWp_Hd6o The Women’s Group of the Parents Circle – Families Forum held a webinar with four extraordinary women leaders from global organizations, to learn how these women make their visions a reality. Wednesday July 29th at 7pm Jerusalem time (12pm EDT) Learn more about our bereaved Women’s Group, and how you can support … Continue reading Bold Women Leaders: Visions for Change in a Conflicted World
Monday, July 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM EDT
Join us for a film discussion on Within the Eye of the Storm, with Rami Elhanan, Bassam Aramin, and Shelley Hermon.
We invite you to view in your home the award-winning documentary film Within the Eye of the Storm and then join us for a virtual film discussion.
The Parents Circle – Families Forum bids a warm farewell to Co-Directors, Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin. Rami has served as the Israeli Co-Director of the organization since 2016. Bassam has served as Palestinian Co-Director since last year. Both helped lead the organization through the difficulties faced in the wake of the loss of USAID … Continue reading Welcome to our new Israeli and Palestinian Co-Directors!