Aura Hammer

Place Category: Council Trainers

  • Profile

    Born in 1957, in New York, Aura moved to Israel with her parents and siblings in 1973. She studied architecture at the Technion in Haifa (Barch) and worked as an architect for many years until she discovered her passion for working for peace. She began by co-founding a local grassroots co-existence group in the Galilee, her home, called “Schenim-Jiran – Neighbors”. She began to study facilitation and organization, creating and facilitating women’s groups, summer camps, dialog groups, twin-kindergartens and more. Through her studies and work with Arab and Jewish women she met Ronit Rinat, and discovered Council in 2004. After studying council she became involved in Amutat Maagal Hakshava, both as a facilitator and as a member of the Leadership Council, immersing her life in Council. She is a long time Trainer. She trains facilitators and mentors others, while bringing council to everyone and every group in her life. Today Aura is both a teacher of Sustainability and an activist with Women Wage Peace and has broadened her work for a sustainable future for the next generations, expanding and extending the work and ways of Council to a wider spectrum of possibility to encompass this vision of possibility.