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Mark Halawa was born and raised in Kuwait to an Arab Muslim family of Palestinian background. In 2004, he was shocked to discover that his maternal Grandma Rowaida was Jewish and that Jewish law considered him a Jew, effectively making Mark the very enemy he grew up to hate.

Mark’s curiosity led him to start learning about Judaism and he has since made Israel his home. Hear his riveting life story and gain insight into the mindset of Arab youth today. Learn how through his personal journey, he has become an outspoken voice for understanding and tolerance in the face of oppression and anti-Semitism.

5:45PM Services
6:45PM Dinner and speaker: “From Radical Islam to Observant Jew”

9:30AM Services
12:30PM Lunch and speaker: “How the Middle East is Changing and Opening Up to Israel”

Friday Dinner $25/person
Shabbat Lunch $20/person
Special price for both events $36/person

RSVP: | 215-238-2100

Made possible by the David Mink Community Fund and funded in part by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s Israel Engagement Grant Program.

Event Details

November 1 - 2, 2019

Event Location

B’nai Abraham Chabad

527 Lombard Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147 United States

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