Amal Elsana Alh’jooj                                                    
The public is invited to hear Amal Elsana Alh’jooj, Director of North American Relations for the Arab Jewish Center for Equality, Empowerment and Cooperation and the Negev Institute for Strategies of Peace and Development (AJEEC-NISPED), on Friday, June 28.

Ms. Alh’jooj will briefly describe the Bedouin community within the state of Israel, share her personal experiences growing up in that society, and discuss her efforts to promote women’s rights within the Bedouin community while at the same time working to create an atmosphere of equality, mutual understanding, and respect for both the Arab and Jewish populations in her home country.

A leader of Israel’s Bedouin community, Ms. Alh’jooj earned a BA in social work from Ben-Gurion University and a MA in community development from McGill University, where she is currently working on her doctorate.  She is visiting under the auspices of the New York–based Inter-Agency Task Force  

Ms. Alh’jooj will be the guest speaker at Mishkan Torah’s Shabbat evening service, which begins at 8:00pm and is followed by refreshments and fellowship. 

People from all faiths are welcome.