Northstar School’s annual “Gifts of Hope” fundraising brunch brings together Northstar friends and supporters to celebrate the work of the school and all that we can accomplish when we align our resources in support of our children and the future of our community.
GIFTS OF HOPE
Annual Northstar Supporters’ Brunch
Sunday, November 12, 2017 10:00 am
with IMAM DAWOOD YASIN (Zaytuna College) and IMAM TAHIR along with a presentations by Northstar students at the Hub 925 (Map)
Complimentary Brunch (must pre-register)
Pre-registered childcare available (ages 3-10): $10 per child
Program includes brunch, performance by students, presentation of new campus, and keynote address by Imam Dawood Yasin.
Imam Dawood Yasin has provided spiritual and religious support, offered educational seminars, and lead congregational prayers for Muslim students, and residents of the greater Hanover area at Dartmouth College. Dawood also worked to foster understanding and dialogue among diverse campus groups by building and maintaining interfaith relations. During his residence in South Africa, Dawood converted to Islam and then spent five years in Damascus studying Arabic, Islam, and spirituality. Upon completion of his studies, he relocated to New Haven CT where he served as Imam of Masjid Al-Islam. While in New Haven he also worked as a teaching assistant and engaged in research at Yale University. Dawood also served as Director of Outreach at the Zayed Center for Islamic Culture in the United Arab Emirates, engaging in public speaking within U.A.E. and abroad, emphasizing ethics and tolerance between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. Dawood spent five summers teaching Arabic language at the Zaytuna Summer Arabic Intensive. Dawood has worked with colleagues to establish “Learning Outside of the Classroom” program at Zaytuna College, which includes service learning trips and a revival of traditional athletics found in swimming, archery and horseback riding.
Imam Tahir Anwar is an American Muslim American scholar and preacher. Born in London, England, he has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1983. After completing his religious studies, Imam Tahir has served the Bay Area Muslim community since 2000. He also teaches Islamic Law at the renowned Zaytuna College, America’s first Muslim liberal arts college located in Berkeley, CA. In addition, he is the founding board member of Averroes High School, the Bay Area’s first Muslim high school. He is currently the chairman of the board of NISA, North-American Islamic Shelter for the Abused, an organization that works towards alleviating issues related to domestic violence. He has a passion for community service. He served on the Human Rights Commission for the City of San Jose for over 5 years, and the Human Relations Commission for the County of Santa Clara for one year. He also leads a group for Hajj each year.
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The Hub 925
5341 Owens Ct, Pleasanton, CA 94588
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