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Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:15:05 -0500
From: "Nabil Mohamad"
Subject: Fw: [siraj-center] The Palestinian Summer Celebration 2008 and more
The Organizing Department of ADC is sending this message on behalf of Siraj Center in Bethlehem, Palestine.

The Palestinian Summer Celebration 2008
15 June 2008 – 17 August 2008June 15th – July 13th 2008 (first month)
July 14th – August 17th 2008 (second month)

Come and celebrate Palestine, learn Arabic, study history, know the people and their culture, share some time with local families and volunteer with a local community organization.

Everything is optional

The Palestinian summer celebration is a unique annual program that gives people from all over the world the chance to encounter the life and culture in Palestine in addition to donating some of their time to a local community organization through voluntary work and internships. The Palestinian summer celebration 2008 will take place in the Bethlehem area in Palestine, between June 15th and August 17th 2008. The annual celebration is organized by Siraj Center for Holy Land Studies in partnership with Bethlehem University and the US based Society for Biblical Studies,

Participants will also have the opportunity to listen and question high level speakers of various positions and expertise.

The 2007 participants developed videos explaining their time and experience during the 2007 Summer Celebration:





They have written about their time:

The program includes, studying Arabic, History and Theology at Bethlehem University, living with local families, volunteering with local community organizations in addition for touring Palestine and enjoy its beauty and culture and have a firsthand experience of the political situation.

Participants will have the chance to have Palestinian Cooking classes, Palestinian Debkeh Dancing training, and during the program, eight films will be screened in the Siraj office.

For more information regarding registration and cost:
2- Christmas Pilgrimage for Peace
December 28th 2008- January 10th 2009
he Christmas Pilgrimage for Peace is an annual program that gives people from all over the world the opportunity to experience oriental Christmas in Bethlehem celebrated with local families. Moreover, gives participants that chance to more educated about the pledge for Justice and Peace. The Christmas Pilgrimage for Peace, will enrich its participants with the culture of the land, through living and sharing the lives of the people of the land.

for more information:
George S. Rishmawi
Siraj, Center For Holy Land Studies
Beit Sahour, Schoold Street
P.O.Box 48
Tel: +972 2 274 8590
Fax: +972 2 274 8774
Mobile: 0599 180 872
USA number: 1 425 906 5084

SAVE THE DATE: 2008 ADC Annual National Convention - Washington, DC June 12 to 15.
American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Organizing Department
1732 Wisconsin Ave NW.
Washington, DC. 20007, U.S.A.
Tel: (202) 244-2990
Web :

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