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“Children are the future of the world. I have always believed in their potential and without a single spec of doubt, I trust in the ability of our children to make our world a better place.”

 

2022

A Luncheon at the Dr. Ghoulem Berrah Foundation On September 5th

On September 5th, Mrs.Berrah hosted at the Dr.Ghoulem Berrah Foundation a luncheon in honor of a new group of teenagers from the Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Faiths. It was a joyous occasion; there was a great ambiance, and all teenagers were enthusiastic about their faith.

Lea, a young girl from the Jewish Faith, explained why Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is her favorite Holiday; she focuses on her faith and acknowledges all the bad she has done. She repents for her sins and wants to be a better person for the following year.

Ammar, Abban, two young Muslims, and Kamilat, a young girl with a scarf, asserted that the month of Ramadan is their favorite time because they focus on their faith. While Fastening, they related to people less fortunate who do not know when will be their next meal. At the end of the thirty days, they are ready for Eid Al Fitr, the Celebration of the end of Ramadan.

Young Christians Emmanuel, Luna, and Daniel stressed their preference for Lent because, during forty days, they must give up at least something (telephone, junk food), make sacrifices, and reflect on their faith. Their efforts culminate in the fast of the Holy Week.

For all teenagers, the purpose is to be closer to God.

In conveying the message of the Dr. Ghoulem Berrah Foundation, Mrs. Berrah pointed out what they have in common. She emphasized the message of peace of Ambassador Berrah and the importance of respecting the way each faith tries to accomplish the same goal.

They all agree to be soldiers of peace.

At the end of the meeting two board members paid a surprise visit to the Foundation:

Dr. Abdul Hamid Samra – Imam & Religious Director, Islamic Center of Greater Miami, and Mrs. Sahar Samra – Women Religious Educator.

2021

WE ARE FINALLY BACK IN PERSON.

After a long absence due to Covid-19, the Dr. Ghoulem Berrah Foundation held a meeting on December 3rd with the youth group at St. Joseph Miami Beach Catholic Church presided by Mrs. Marguerite Berrah.

All teenagers were receptive to the message conveyed by the Dr. Ghoulem Berrah Foundation, a call for respect and understanding among teenagers of different faiths.

They all look forward to meeting with their Jewish and Muslim counterparts at the foundation’s upcoming event planned for 2022.

The reunion ended with two beautiful prayers performed by Miguel and Ronald. They expressed their gratitude for learning about the foundation’s peace purposes.

2020

 A NEW MEETING WAS PLANNED FOR SPRING BREAK.

IT WAS CANCELED BECAUSE OF COVID-19 CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE WILL RESUME OUR MEETINGS IN OPTIMUM CONDITIONS.

2019

A MEETING AT THE DR. GHOULEM BERRAH FOUNDATION

In line with the spirit of Ambassador Ghoulem Berrah, on November 11th, 2019, a group of teenagers of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths enjoyed an informal meeting held at The Dr. Ghoulem Berrah Foundation.

It was   followed by a luncheon hosted by Mrs. Marguerite Berrah President of The Foundation.

All teenagers grasped the idea that building peace  was an important matter and  agreed to be part of the process. 

The  way they embraced their faith was impressive. Amira, a Muslim teenager professed that she wanted to wear a scarf to affirm her Islamic faith, while Shahid another Muslim girl, was without  scarf.

Ellis, a Jewish teenager, exhibited his kippah and declared that it was his way to show his connection with God. Alan another young Jewish  had no cover on his head.

Jebreel was proudly wearing a  Muslim attire with a kufi on his head and asserted that  he wanted to be recognized as a Muslim, while Muhammed was wearing a regular pant and shirt.

Young Christians were also very proud of their faith. 

They all enjoyed talking to each other realizing how much they have in common.

At the end of the meeting they were all displaying a genuine smile. They understood the importance of respecting each other faith as the way to building peace. 

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