K4P Jerusalem Staff

Udi Cohen
Director and General Manager
Ittay Flescher
Education Director
Ghadeer Sabat-Kort
Operations Manager
Suma Qawasmi
Community Manager

Angham Hussien

Co-Director of Education

With a Master’s Degree from Hebrew University, Angham comes with a wealth of experience in facilitation, counseling, and education. From a young age, she has been participating in programs that seek to bridge the divide between different groups. With this being her third year at K4P, she looks forward to continue being an advocate for hope and change in our movement.

Reuven Stone

Guest Relations Coordinator

Reuven joined Kids4Peace in March 2019 as Guest Relations coordinator. Originally from the US, Reuven has been living in Jerusalem since 2016. He has a BS in Media, Culture, and Communication from New York University.

Basheer Abu-Baker

Finance Officer

Basheer joined Kids4Peace as the Finance officer in April 2017 as an expert in NGO financial management with vast experience in organizational growth and administration. As a certified public accountant with an MBA, Basheer has served as CFO for several local and international businesses. His deep belief in working toward peaceful coexistence has led him to dedicate his efforts to the field, working not only with Kids4Peace but also with our partner Hand-in-Hand. Basheer grew up in the Galilee and lives in Jerusalem with his family.

Ismat Uthman

Sixth Grade Leader 

Ismat Uthman is the Director of K4P’s Social Action initiatives. He has been with Kids4Peace for four years. Ismat is from Jerusalem, and when he is not working with Kids4Peace, does carpentry and furniture design. He believes in the holy work Kids4Peace is involved in, and hopes to create a chance for the next generation to live in peace, inshallah. 

Lara Nassar

Seventh Grade Leader 

In addition to being the 7th Grade Director, Lara is also the administrative manager at the Mormon Centre of Jerusalem

Sewar Uthman

Eighth Grade Leader

Sewar Uthman is an Arab Muslim Palestinian woman. She grew up in Beit Safafa in Jerusalem. She went to the YMCA kindergarten where she grew up in a multicultural environment and graduated from Hand in Hand school for coexistence between Arabs and Israelis, Muslims, Jews, and Christians. She played pro tennis in Israel-Palestine as well as in the USA and Canada, reaching the top 6. She has been part of k4p for 9 years. Right now she is the coordinator of 7th grade program in Jerusalem and coordinating with Carmiel and Reuven. She also works at BYU university at the Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. Next year, she is going to learn psychology and management at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Sewar has believed in coexistence since she was a child growing up at the Hand in Hand school and kids 4 peace. Misunderstanding and fear come from not knowing the other - kids for peace is the bridge between all the identities in Jerusalem. 

"Kids 4 peace is the way I look at Jerusalem and the world today."

Iyad Beebouh

Ninth Grade Co-Leader

Iyad has been with Kids4Peace for four years. Iyad is from Jerusalem, and when he is not working with Kids4Peace, he is working as a teacher in bet hanina school and also Works as a coordinator for youth rehabilitation programs under law, He believes in the importance of working together (Jewish-Arabic) in Jerusalem to fight racism and hate, and also believes in the importance of our next age participation in decision-making centers in both the municipality and the government.

Rachel Schwartz

Ninth Grade Co-Leader

Rachel joined Kids4Peace in the summer of 2019 as a summer camp advisor and is thrilled to be working year-round. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, Jerusalem has been Rachel’s home for the past 2 years and will hopefully remain so for many years to come. It is important to her to bring her nearly 10 years of experience in informal Jewish education to K4P because Rachel is a firm believer of using education to build peace from the bottom-up.

Bahia Aweida

Tenth Grade Leader

Bahia grew up in Jerusalem, where her parents and grandparents were from as well. As a Palestinian public school educator, she has an MA in education and a BA in biology. Coursework in conflict resolution and facilitation led her to dive into peace work, especially with her language skills in Arabic, English, Hebrew, French, and Spanish. Bahia joined K4P in 2014 out of a belief that it is a center for coexistence in Jerusalem.

K4P Jerusalem

Board of Directors

Maysa Baransi

Khalid Husseini

Saed Mashal
Dror Rosenberg
Hala Salem
Marla Stein
David Wallach

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Phone/Fax: 02-587-5167

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