You’re Invited: 9/11 Talk on “Uncommon Bonds Untold Stories” at Beth Jacob After Kiddush

Don’t miss this event on September 10th!

As we reflect on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the Arab Spring that has continued through this summer, Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights has invited Adel El-Huni, a native of Libya, a Muslim, and a U.S. citizen, to speak after Kiddush this Saturday, September 10th.  The talk will be around 12:30 – 1:00pm, but Beth Jacob encourages you to come to services beforehand (starting around 9:00 a.m.).

About Adel El-Huni:

Adel has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, and North America. While growing up in different countries, he became fluent in English, Arabic, Spanish, and conversational French. He currently works for Wells Fargo Bank N.A., based out of Dubai, within the International Group. He also consults for the American Refugee Committee as a Strategic Partners Developer in the Middle East.

Adel graduated from the University of Minnesota where he received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. He also recently completed a Master’s of Public Affairs in Development at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and is currently completing a second Master’s in Economic and Community Development from Penn State.

In the past Adel has been an active volunteer with the MultiCultural Development Center where he assisted in educational forums, public speaking engagements, and event coordination. Due to his experience in the Middle East and North Africa, he has frequently been requested to lecture on topics related to understanding Islam, the Middle East, and North Africa, and on bridging the gap between the West and the religions and cultures of the Middle East.

Join us as Adel talks about “Uncommon Bonds Untold Stories”

Growing up in Spain attending both Catholic Communions and B’nai Mitzvah

  • Sharing with us his perspective regarding changes in the Middle East, delving into Libya’s current transition and future.
  • Addressing his desire for a renewed understanding between Moslems and Jews in the Middle East
  • Discussing: Fear, Hatred and Anger in context of West vis a vis Middle East in current context as wells as post-September 11
  • End with outlook for interfaith and interethnic cooperation models

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