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September 29th Jumma'a on Muharram w/Anne Myers & Sr. Shabnam Dewji - NEW L...

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First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles

2936 West 8th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90005

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Salaam,

Please join us at our next jumma'a on Friday, September 29th @ 1pm at our new location in Koreatown with our new part-time Director of Operations, Anne Myers, and our returning khateebah Sr. Shabnam Dewji. They will speak to us on the topic of understanding Muharram from both the Shi'a and Sunni perspectives.

Please RSVP early for yourself and for free babysitting today at the "Register" button above.

*NEW PARKING INSTRUCTIONS*: There is a small lot on the corner of 8th Street and Westmoreland (no double-parking allowed). 2 hour & 1 hour street parking and metered parking is also available -- please be sure to read all the signs.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, September 29th insha'Allah!

With love and gratitude,

The Women's Mosque of America Team


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Anne Myers serves as our new part-time Director of Operations at The Women's Mosque of America. She grew up in Albany, New York, and she is a proud graduate of Wellesley College. Anne holds a Masters of Divinity in Islamic Studies, with a focus on Chaplaincy, from Harvard Divinity School. She is also a researcher and writer for AboutIslam.net. Before joining The Women's Mosque of America team, Anne worked for five years at Pinkberry, where she continues to work part-time today. Anne enjoys exploring cities, studying religion, watching Top Chef, and doing crossword puzzles.

Sister Shabnam Dewji is a Senior Operations Consultant providing strategic and tactical assessments to large and medium size businesses. Until recently, she was the Vice President of Operations for the West Region at Time Warner Cable Media, overseeing the technical and master control operations for ad insertion; IT and software development for all media tools and applications; traffic and inventory management supporting sales; and regional engineering support for product implementation.

Sr. Shabnam has a business management background with a degree from the London School of Accounting and in 2010 completed an Exectuve Leadership Development Program at UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. She was the recipient of the 2011 LEA (Leadership, Education and Advocacy) Awards where she was honored as Woman of the Year by Women in Cable Telecommunication (WICT). Shabnam was born in Zanzibar, Tanzania and grew up in Dubai. She lives in Orange County, CA with her husband and three children and has been an active member of her Muslim community for the past 28 years, having served as Treasurer and Vice President of SIIJLA, a local Islamic Center in Pico Rivera.

Sr. Shabnam Dewji is currently in her 12th year as the principal of the Huseini Sunday School and has been a teacher for 25 years. In June 2015, she received her certification in Neuropsychology of Learning to ensure that the teaching methods at the schools shift to student centered learning. She is also active in the Social Interfaith group to promote interfaith and intrafaith understanding in the Orange County area and works closely with Chapman University’s Fish Interfaith Center under the leadership of the Dean, Dr. Gail Stearns.


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