Sharing narratives is a powerful act. It can open hearts and begin to change minds. All around the world, our bereaved Palestinian and Israeli members speak at events called “Dialogue Meetings.”

You can host a Dialogue Meeting in your community, either virtually or in person, and hear our members’ stories of loss, their extraordinary choice for reconciliation rather than revenge and their determination to break the cycle of violence.

What We Provide

The Dialogue Meeting program is approximately one hour, always with one bereaved Palestinian and one bereaved Israeli member speaking together, and answering questions. They share their stories of loss and their unique choice of reconciliation rather than revenge. Their stories generate empathy, humanization, and understanding for the “other” side. Our members focus on the human side of the conflict and stay away from political issues.

        • We line up the speakers, handle the registration, provide bios and pictures of speakers, and language for you to use to promote the event. We can even design the promotional material.
        • After the event, we will send out a letter to attendees, thanking them for their interest and support.

What We Request

For virtual Dialogue Meetings, we request:

        • An honorarium of a minimum of $1,000 to support the peacebuilding work of the Parents Circle
        • If possible, we ask that you try to co-host the Dialogue Meeting with other organizations to widen our reach.
        • Taking into consideration the time difference between the US and Israel-Palestine, please schedule the Dialogue Meeting Sunday – Thursday in the morning or early afternoon.
More questions? Fill out this form or email us at [email protected]

We intend to have a US tour in April 2024 and in Fall 2024 (TBD). If you would like to schedule a visit with your community for an in-person Dialogue Meeting during those trips, please get in touch with us via [email protected] or on our contact form. Please note for in person Dialogue Meetings we request:

        • $1,800 honorarium
        • Domestic airfare to the city where the presentation will be held
        • Local hotel accommodations for the two speakers*
*Domestic airfare and/or accommodations are waived if previously arranged for by another hosting organization.

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Videos of Parents Circle Speakers

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Videos of Parents Circle Speakers

Where we've spoken

Highlights of places and events where our Israeli and Palestinian speakers have presented their stories. Note: this list is not comprehensive.

Georgetown University
Tufts University
American University
Columbia University
Yale University
Wesleyan University
Carleton College
University of Cincinnati
SUNY New Paltz
Michigan State University
Syracuse University
Northern Illinois University
University of Michigan
Case Western Reserve University
William Peace University
Loyola University
Drew University

Women in the World
Al Filipov Peace and Justice Forum
Town & Country Philanthropy Summit
J Street National Conference
Telos Conference
Partners for Progressive Israel Symposium
Restorative Justice Conference
St. Bartholomew’s Church Forum
Interfaith Youth Core
Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Theater J
Center for Civil and Human Rights
Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
United Nations
World Bank
US Congress
482 Forward
Riverside Church
Central Synagogue
Maplewood & South Orange NJ
Temple Beth Torah
Congregation Etz Chayim
JCC Manhattan
B’nai Jeshurun NYC
Central Synagogue
Congregation Shaare Emeth
Parkview Community Church
Temple Beth Sholom
Congregation Rodeph Sholom
Church of Transfiguration
Agudas Achim
Congregation Hakafa

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