Sisterhood Paid Up Membership Brunch with Sabeeha RehmanDate: Sun October 27, 2019Time: 10:00 am
GHC Sisterhood Presents:
Sabeeha Rehman on “Being Muslim in America"
Sunday, October 27 @ 10 am
All are Welcome!
Sabeeha Rehman is author of the memoir, “Threading My Prayer Rug. One Woman’s Journey" from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim, and a public speaker engaging in interfaith dialogue. The book was Short-Listed for the 2018 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, received Honorable Mention in Spirituality by the San Francisco Book Festival Awards 2017, and was listed as Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books 2016; Top 10 Diverse Nonfiction Books 2017, by Booklist. Excerpts of the book were featured in the Wall Street Journal, Salon.com, and Tiferet. She is a contributor to the Houses of Worship column of the Wall Street Journal.
Sabeeha Rehman migrated from Pakistan to the United States in 1971, after a hurried arranged marriage to a Pakistani doctor in New York. She holds a Masters in Healthcare Administration, and has had a 25-year career as a hospital executive. Raising children Muslim in the absence of a Muslim community was a daunting challenge. With time running out, in the early 1980s, she began the work of establishing a Muslim community on Staten Island, which culminated in the building of a mosque.
Sabeeha serves as a board member of the Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Committee, and the National Autism Assoc. New York Metro chapter. She has served as a judge in the non-fiction writing contest for Tiferet. She blogs on topics related to American Muslim experience at: www.sabeeharehman.com/blog and is a guest blogger for Patheos.com
Free for all current Sisterhood members
or $18/non-member adult
To RSVP and to reserve Childcare:
email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 22
Please bring non-perishable food to be donated to the Bronx Community College food pantry.
Suggested Donations: Canned food: Soup, proteins, vegetables, fruit, Dried fruit and nuts, Grains, Pasta, Oats, Cereal, Juice
All items should be unopened and unexpired. Please exclude: sugary beverages, candy, unhealthy snacks.
"Threading My Prayer Rug” will be discussed on Wednesday, October 23, 10 am,
at the GHC Book Club. You can purchase the book from GHC for $15
by contacting Robin at Sisterhood@g-h-c.org.