Sabeeha Rehman Being Muslim in America: Sunday, October 27

Published: Friday, October 4, 2019 By: Robin Rosenberg

Greenburgh Hebrew Center welcomes Sabeeha Rehman, 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,, and Tiferet. She is a contributor to the Houses of Worship column of the Wall Street Journal.

This event begins with brunch, followed by a talk, and is open to the entire community. Requested contribution is $18/adult. “Threading my Prayer Rug” is available for sale for $15. Please contact or the synagogue office to arrange to purchase a copy. “Threading My Prayer Rug” will also be discussed at the GHC Book Group on Wednesday, October 23 at 10 am and all are invited.

Please bring non-perishable nutritious food to be donated to the Bronx Community College Food Pantry. Free childcare is available upon prior request. Questions or to RSVP, please contact Robin at  For more information and for the requested list of food to donate, visit:

The Greenburgh Hebrew Center is a fully egalitarian Conservative synagogue serving the Rivertowns and adjacent communities.  The synagogue welcomes traditional, interfaith, and blended families, singles and LGBTQ participants, and has services that are spirited and participatory. For further information, please call 914-693-4260 or visit