Pittsburgh Community Education Day on Arab Citizens in the J...

Pittsburgh Community Education Day on Arab Citizens in the Jewish State | Oct 23

October 2, 2017

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will hold their third annual Pittsburgh Community Education Day on Arab Citizens in the Jewish State featuring a screening of the documentary film "77 Steps", by Ibtisam Mara'ana, followed by a discussion with Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi, Founder of Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance, and Myriam Darmoni Charbit, Director of Civics and Shared life Education, Center for Educational Technology in Tel Aviv. The panelists will speak about the complexities of being an Arab in the Jewish state and on efforts being made through education to foster shared society. 

Event Details
Monday, October 23rd - 7:00pm
JCC Squirrel Hill - Levinson Hall
5738 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217


About the speakers
Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi

Coming from a rich background of work in education, organization development and community activism, with special attention to womens rights, Ms. Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi is the 2008 founding Executive Director of the Injaz Center for Professional Arab Local Governance. Ms. Rinawie-Zoabi is currently a board member at Ruppin College in Netanya, a Fellow at the Hartman institute in Jerusalem, a member of the Finance Ministrys Committee on Womens Retirement, a member of the Prime Minister's round table for national emergency preparation, and a mentor at the Rothschild Foundation students program. Ms. Rinawie-Zoabi is married and a mother of two, and holds an M.A. degree in Literature from Haifa University, a special degree in Organizational Development and a B.A. in Psychology and Hebrew Literature from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In a special issue published by the economic magazine The Marker at the end of 2011, Ms. Rinawie- Zoabi was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people in Israel, and was described as a social innovator. In 2015 she was the first Arab woman to be awarded the Israeli Good Governance prize.

Myriam Darmoni Charbit
Myriam Darmoni Charbit  is the Director of Civics and Shared life Education, Center for Educational Technology in Tel Aviv, where she leads a team of ten staff members from various groups in the Israeli society. Her work focuses on developing strategies and resources for teachers to nurture civic dialogue in the classrooms and to engage Jewish and Arab educators in Israel into meaningful conversations and joint learning initiatives between theirs schools. CET's programs are based upon strategic partnerships with the Ministry of Education, municipalities such as Jerusalem, Ramleh, Taybeh, Hod Hasharon, Kalansawa and also with Teachers' Colleges.

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