You’re invited to dinner with Mayada and friends
OUR NOVEMBER 6 AND DECEMBER 4 DINNERS WERE SOLD OUT AND A BIG SUCCESS!
A THIRD DINNER ON JANUARY 8 IS NOW SOLD OUT. We have added two future dinners on March 5, 2017 and April 23, 2017. More information and registration can be found here for March and here for April. Thank you.
Dear friends and neighbors,
We are happy to announce that Mayada, a Syrian refugee who arrived in the U.S. with her husband and four children six months ago co-sponsored by Rutgers Presbyterian Church and Church World Service, will be cooking and serving dinner for about 60 guests at Rutgers. We got the idea from an article in the New York Times about similar dinners in Berlin.
Dinner will be $40 for adults and $20 for children under 16; ALL proceeds will go directly to Mayada and help her support her family. Rutgers Church is donating the food and soft drinks, and several church members and neighbors will be volunteering their help to Mayada in the kitchen and dining room.
The dinner will be held in our Fellowship Hall, on the 5th floor of our Church House located at 236 West 73rd Street, just west of Broadway. Dinner will be at 6 pm. Guests are welcome to bring their own beer or wine.
Please help us spread the word about this fundraising event.
For an article about the work of our Refugee Task Force and Mayada’s family please click here. Peter Rinaldi, a filmmaker and writer with a long association with Rutgers Presbyterian Church, was inspired to tell the story of our Refugee Task Force and our efforts to co-sponsor a Syrian refugee family; his video is here
- The Rutgers Presbyterian Church Refugee Task Force