Peggy Kurtz, Khalid Rehman and Rabbi Goldenberg

Peggy Kurtz, Khalid Rehman and Rabbi Goldenberg

Central Queens Y. May 10, 2018
Panel discussion on 'Judaism and Islam in America'. With Khalid Rehman and Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg.
Announcement

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Tri-County Chapter of Brandeis, Allentown, N.J. May 4, 2018
Book Talk: American Muslim Experience

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Central Queens Y. May 3, 2018
Panel on Women & Family Life in Judaism and Islam. With Khalid Rehman and Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg

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Central Queens Y. April 26, 2018
Panel on Shariah and Halacha, with Khalid Rehman and Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg

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Muslim Bar Association of New York; Asian American Bar Assoc. of NY; South Asian Bar Assoc. of NY;
Arab American Bar Assoc.; and Muslim Urban Professionals (MUPPIES).
April 23, 2018
Book Talk - Threading My Prayer Rug
Announcement
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 With Debbie Almontaser, Exec. Director, MCN in traditional Yemeni outfit

With Debbie Almontaser, Exec. Director, MCN in traditional Yemeni outfit

Muslim Community Network (MCN). Annual Gala. April 19, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Building Our Dreams
Announcement
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Marble Collegiate Church, NYC. April 17, 2018
Charting the Course: Becoming Partners in Faith
Announcement
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 Panelists with host, Peggy Hurtz

Panelists with host, Peggy Hurtz

Central Queens Y, NY. April 11, 2018
Panel on Quran and Bible. Panelists: Rabbi Irwin Goldenberg, Khalid Rehman, and Sabeeha Rehman
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 With Laila AlAskari, Rev. Rebekah Hutto, and Susan Powell

With Laila AlAskari, Rev. Rebekah Hutto, and Susan Powell

The Brick Presbyterian Church, NYC. April 8, 2018
My Muslim Immigrant Experience.
Announcement

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David Hunt Library, Falls Village, Connecticut. March 17, 2018
Book Talk and Q&A on Islam

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 Rabbi Ellie Miller, Carol Marin, Matt Marin

Rabbi Ellie Miller, Carol Marin, Matt Marin

Temple B'nai Or, Morristown, NJ.  March 5, 2018
Islam 101

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Reformed Church of America, Bronxville, N.Y.  Feb. 25, 2018
Islam 101

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 Rabbi L. Malinger, Cantor Sarah Zemel, and Ed Miller, Chair, Adult Jewish Growth

Rabbi L. Malinger, Cantor Sarah Zemel, and Ed Miller, Chair, Adult Jewish Growth

Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, NJ.  Feb. 23, 2018
An American Muslim Experience; & Threading My Prayer Rug

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Sid Jacobson JCC, Roslyn, NY.  Feb. 20. 2018
A Muslim Immigrant's Experience via Threading My Prayer Rug.

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Book Club of the Interfaith Women's Alliance of Central Georgia. Feb. 13, 2018
I joined them on FaceTime. Technology is wonderful.

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Naples, FL.  Feb. 8, 2018
Book Reading and a Q&A on Islam.

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 Our hosts at Orchard Ridge

Our hosts at Orchard Ridge

The Village at Orchard Ridge, Winchester, VA. Feb. 3. 2018
Over 150 people gathered in the chapel for a talk on Family Life in Islam, Women, & Shia-Sunni divide.

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Winchester, VA. Feb. 3, 2018
Over brunch at Perkins, Khalid and I spoke to community members on the theology vs culture in Islam.

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Shenandoah University, VA. Feb. 2, 2018
These are the Religion 202 students, studying 'Navigating Religious Diversity.' Khalid and I spoke to them on being Muslim in America, culture & traditions. They had been assigned to read Chapter 1 of Threading My Prayer Rug.

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The Village at Orchard Ridge. Winchester, VA. Feb. 2, 2018
In the first of their Author Series, I had the privilege to have a book discussion on Threading My Prayer Rug.

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The Village at Orchard Ridge. Winchester, VA. February 1, 2018
In the beautiful chapel, Khalid and I spoke about the Quran and Sharia'h.

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Junior Students of a high school in Chicago. Dec. 20, 2017
Their bookclub had read Threading My Prayer Rug. We met over Facetime, as they interviewed me with prepared questions. They had also done an essay on the book.
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Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Dec. 17, 2017
On the Third Sunday in Advent, Rev. Karpin asked me to read from the chapter of Mary in the Quran, the story of the birth of Jesus.

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The Woman's Club of Danbury & Fairfield, & Muslim Students Assoc. Western Connecticut State University. Dec. 1, 2017
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Bookclubs Meeting, Danbury, CT.  Nov. 30, 2017

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Ocean County Library, Toms River, N.J.  Nov. 20, 2017
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Church of St. Paul & St. Andrew. November 19, 2017
Interfaith Peace Feast.
In collaboration with B'nai Jeshurun, Cordoba House, and Muslim Community Network.
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Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, Queens, NY Chapter. Nov. 16, 2017
Book reading & book discussion.
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American Association of University Women of Duchess County, Poughkeepsie, NY.  Nov. 9, 2017

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Daughters of Abraham Coalition, Temple Chai, Long Grove, ILL.  Nov. 7, 2017
"We are the stories we tell."  Book Reading & Interview with Kitty Loewy
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 Eric Post, Caren Singer (host), and Michael Schmidt

Eric Post, Caren Singer (host), and Michael Schmidt

AJC New York.  Oct. 25, 2017
The American Descendents of Isaac and Ishmael

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Tenefly Senior Center, Tenefly, NJ. Oct. 20, 2017
Book Reading. Threading My Prayer Rug.
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Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, JCC, NYC. Oct. 15, 2017
Guest Speaker: Muslim in New York.
At exhibit on Muslim in New York.
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United Community Church. St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Oct 14, 2017
Meet Your Muslim Neighbor: Everything You Would Like to Know About Islam But Were Afraid To Ask.
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St. Johnsbury Academy, Vermont. Oct. 11, 2017
Being Muslim in America After 9/11
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St. Johnsbury Academy,  Vermont. Oct. 12, 2017
Islam 101 lecture series with high school students.
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Atheneaum Library, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Oct. 11, 2017
Book Reading
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Kent Memorial Library, Suffield, Connecticut.  Oct. 7, 2017
'Exploring Other Cultures'. Photo: Jackie Hemond & Khalid Rehman
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The Interchurch Center Library. Sept. 28, 2017
A charming group, the questions focused on the art of writing and how they can help overcome bigotry.
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Central Queens Y.  Sept. 25, 2017
At the book discussion, the question was asked again, 'Why aren't Muslims condemning terrorism?'  Once again, 'They are. But they aren't being heard. Their voices are being drowned out by the extremists.'

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East Brunswick Public Library & Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, N.J.  Sept. 13, 2017
Sisters are wonderful! And they ask good questions. Actually, we had a few brothers in the audience also, always a welcome addition.

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Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore, Manhasset, NY.  Sept. 10, 2017
The best part after a Q&A is to huddle with the organizers and get to know one another. More Q&A, going both ways.

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 With Rabbi Susan Elkodsi, Cathy Wellikoff (Librarian), & John Gilmore (Autism Action Network)

With Rabbi Susan Elkodsi, Cathy Wellikoff (Librarian), & John Gilmore (Autism Action Network)

Malvern Public Library. September 7, 2017
Organized by the Malvern Jewish Center, the discussion centered on cultural assimilation, and where and how immigrants draw the boundaries.

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The World Fellowship Center, Conway, New Hampshire. Aug. 25, 2017
Children, adults, seniors, all assembled in the library, coffee cups in hand, to hear a Muslim woman's story. The warmth extended was truly what the Fellowship Center stands for. Not to mention the absolutely gorgeous setting of mountains and trees. Check out this amazing place here

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Society of Jewish Science. The Center for Applied Judaism, NYC. August 20, 2017
Faith Journeys in Pluralistic America. Co-speaker with Rabbi Frank Tamburello, Constance Benson.
When speakers share their faith journeys, it is fascinating; but when the members of the audience stand up to share their faith stories, you come together as family.

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SheLoves Magazine, The Red Couch Book Club.  August 8, 2017
Interview with Annie Rim, Editor. How have my views on feminism and women's role in Islamic faith shifted?

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Islam 101 Series. Chautauqua Institution. July - August 2017
Daily lectures on Quran, Family Life, Women, Shia-Sunni, and Shariah to a church full to capacity. Amazing audience with thought provoking questions.

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Chautauqua Institution, NY. July 2017
'Open Mic' programmed by Literary Arts Friends.

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Chautauqua Institution. July 2017
Literary Critique Session is held every week on the porch of the Alumni Hall. Bring copies of your prose or poetry, read it to the group, and get great feedback.

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Chautauqua Institution, NY. July 24, 2017
Authors Hour gives writers the opportunity to showcase their work to an audience that loves books.                                                                         

Interested in where I will be next? Information about upcoming events is HERE.

Interested in my other events? Visit HERE for my January-June 2017 events and HERE for my 2016 events.