We knew the upcoming novel, Apeirogon, based on the stories of bereaved members, Rami Elhanan and Bassam Aramin, would be a big moment for the Parents Circle, but we didn’t realize it would be THIS big. Just this week, Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners acquired the rights to Apeirogon, written by National Book Award winner Colum McCann. Oprah Magazine called Apeirogon, a “profound prayer for … Continue reading Steven Spielberg and Oprah are talking about us…
Have you ever heard the word Apeirogon? It means an “infinite” and “boundless” shape. And it is the title of a new novel by National Book Award winner and bestselling author, Colum McCann. But this is more than an acclaimed novel. It is the story of our very own heroes, bereaved members and PCFF co-Directors, Rami Elhanan and … Continue reading Apeirogon Book Tour
by Robi Damelin Bereaved Israeli mother Parents Circle – Families Forum It’s simple to make a personal New Year’s resolution, which you inevitably break by January 2nd. But it’s another matter entirely to make resolutions on behalf of an organization, especially an organization made up of Palestinian and Israeli bereaved families. Imagine the trust involved and the goodwill from both sides when … Continue reading My 2020 Resolutions
We have been blessed this year with many new enterprises, events, and accolades, but the Parents Circle’s Breaking Bread Benefit Dinner remains one of the highlights of our year. So we are happy to be penning this letter in which we share a brand new recipe, created especially for the occasion. Although the United States … Continue reading A gift from Michael Solomonov and Reem Kassis
“We had an amazingly moving meeting. This is one of the moving moments we had in which one of the Palestinian women asked all the women to stand in a moment of silence to commemorate victims of violence on both sides.” We hit our first goal in our campaign to save the Parallel Narrative Experience … Continue reading You can keep hope alive in 2020
Join us for our upcoming webinar: The Next Generation of Peace Leadership: Dialogue Meeting with Yigal Elhanan and Arab Aramin Thursday, December 12th at 2:00 PM EST Registration required Yigal Elhanan is 27 years old and Israeli; Arab Aramin is 25 and Palestinian. Both have lost their sisters to the violent conflict. They should hate one another, but … Continue reading Webinar: The Next Generation of Peace Leadership
We wish everyone celebrating a happy Rosh Hashana. May the coming year be more peaceful and full of light.
By Ronit Vered | Haaretz In February, Palestinian chef Reem Kassis and Israeli Chef Michael Solomonov hosted a dinner at the James Beard House to benefit the Parents Circle. Learn more about her.
We are just a few days away from Rosh Hashana — a time during which our many Jewish supporters will celebrate the new year. We hope for a year of more peace for all of us. We want to take a moment to share the Parents Circle’s new growth and activity. Women’s Group Solidarity Meeting … Continue reading A moment before the Jewish new year, here’s what you need to know