The Palestinian House of Friendship is run by Mohammed Sawalha, who founded the organization in 1994 in Nablus, Palestine. IndividualsĀ help coordinate each of our programs, but most of these programs are predominantly staffed by volunteers. As an organization, we aim to keep our paid staff small to ensure that our funds are mainly going to benefit the children and youth of Nablus. We also have a group of supporters in the United States, called the American Friends of the Palestinian House of Friendship (AFPHF). AFPHF board and supporters help us raise funds and connect us to networks abroad.

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PHF

Mohammed Sawalha, Professor of Linguistics, An Najah University
P.O. Box 669
Nablus, West Bank, Palestine
mohsawalha@outlook.com

Mohammed Sawalha in his office at PHF

Mohammed Sawalha in his office at PHF

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PHF’s Governing Board

Professor Sawalha with two members of the Governing Board in Nablus

Professor Sawalha with two members of the Governing Board in Nablus

American Friends of PHF

  • Peter Titelman, Chair, Northampton, MA, petertitelman@gmail.com
  • Katharine Baker, Northampton, MA, bakerkg@comcast.net
  • Sherrill Hogen, Conway, MA, Hogen@gmail.com
  • Fran Miller, Brooklyn, NY, miller@gmail.com
  • Gay Harter, Cambridge, MA, asharter@verizon.net
  • Clare Sheridan, cmsheridan@verizon.net
  • Sarah Sills, sarah.sills@gmail.com