Pittsburgh Community Education Day on Jews and Arabs in Isra...

Pittsburgh Community Education Day on Jews and Arabs in Israel

Oct 23, 2017 7:00pm

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will hold their third annual Pittsburgh Community Education Day on Arab Citizens and Jewish-Arab relations 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. Ghaida will speak about the complex and changing realities for Arab citizens of Israel, for Arab women in particular, and current government efforts to economically advance Israel's Arab communities.

Event details forthcoming


About the speaker
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.