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Libby and Len Traubman

Libby and Len Traubman

“A Family’s Endeavors Toward A Culture of Meaning”

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Libby and Len TraubmanIn the 1980s, Libby and Len Traubman helped start the successful Beyond War movement. As the Cold War ended, they worked with Stanford University to bring Israeli and Palestinian citizen-leaders to California to develop the 1991 Framework for a Public Peace Process. Eventually, they decided that global work is great, but dialogue at the local level builds the foundation. In the past 20 years they have convened hundreds of face to face meetings and many dozens of other relevant conversations through their Jewish-Palestinian Living Room Dialogue, in California, across the nation and the world.

“What has meant the most to me,” Len says, “is that we could do it as a woman and a man together without neglecting our personal relationship. Our marriage has been a gymnasium of the spirit to learn from each other, to benefit our family and the worldwide peace process.”