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FALL 2008


A Resource Guide for the Arab-American Community in Southern California

Inside: Anaheim Map with Local Businesses


Medical Tourism in the United States Why do foreigners come to America for medical treatment? For many foreigners living abroad, medical treatment does not come easy, which is why the term medical tourism has emerged. Medical tourism is a term that has originally been coined by the media to describe the rapid growth in the practice of travelling across seas to international borders to obtain proper health care. Services that people generally attain from medical tourism include elective procedures as well as complex specialized surgeries such as joint replacement (knee/hip), cardiac surgery, dental surgery, and cosmetic surgeries. However, virtually every type of health care, including psychiatry, alternative treatments, convalescent care and even burial services are available. Increasingly, foreigners are now coming to the United States to obtain in proper health care services that are not offered in other countries. For example, The Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Cleveland Clinic, and Texas Medical Center are all excellent medical institution in the United States to receive medical tourism benefits. It is reported that all these domestic drivers of medical tourism alone report welcoming more than 30,000 patients from more than 100 countries in 2007. If you want to look into medical tourism, here are some tips to help you:

the first step to successful medical travel. Make sure that you do your research on the following: The procedure, the hospital, the surgeon, and the destination country. It is important to inquire about important aspects to medical tourism such as checking certifications, statistics, quality, and training of the hospital and surgeons. 2. Make sure to keep your local doctors informed: You may need your doctors assistance prior to receiving medical treatment via tourism. 3. Have all important documents in order: For each document, make copies and leave one set of copies at a safe place at home. You will need documents such as medical records, a passport/ visa, credit cards, and a license. All these documents are important to have when seeking medical tourism. 4. Keep important information handy: Keep the following contact information handy such as emergency contacts, destination embassy, hospitals, hotels, local surgeon/doctor, and employer. 5. Be prepare to stay longer or shorter than expected: You should allow ample time for recovery after your surgery before you travel back home. So be prepared to stay longer as advised by your doctor. In some other cases you may not need to stay for as long as was expected.

‫السياحة الطبية يف‬ ‫الواليات املتحدة‬ ‫ملاذا يأتي الزوار من أحناء العامل للعالج يف الواليات املتحدة؟‬ ‫يأتي الكثريون للعالج يف الواليات املتحدة بسبب العوائق اليت قد يواجهوها‬ ‫ والتعبري سياحة طبية اختلقته وسائل اإلعالم للتعبري عن املوجة‬.‫يف بلدانهم‬ .‫اجلديدة من السياحة اليت متزج بني العالج والتسلية‬ ‫يأتي الزوار اىل الواليات املتحدة للعالج يف عدة جماالت من العالج البدني‬ .‫واجلراحي وحتى العالج النفسي‬ ‫ويبحث املرضى عن العالج الذي ال يتوفر يف بلدانهم األم ومن اشهر‬ ‫املستشفيات اليت يرتدد عليها هؤالء املرضي هي مايو كلينك وجون هابكن‬ ‫وعيادة كليفلند ومركز تكساس الطيب وهي تعترب من ارقي املستشفيات يف‬ 30000 ‫ ويصل عدد املرضي الذين يرتددون عليها ما يزيد عن‬.‫الواليات املتحدة‬ .‫يف العام‬ :‫إن كنت تبحث عن العالج السياحي فهذه بعض النصائح‬ ‫ احبث عن املركز الطيب وعن كل األمور املتعلقة به مثل مركز العمليات‬.1 َ‫ وايضا‬.‫واملستشفي العام واألطباء وكذلك البلد الذي يقع به املركز الطيب‬ ‫الرتكيز على التأهيل الطيب والدراسات اليت تتم عن املركز والتدريب الذي‬ .‫يتلقاه العاملون باملستشفى‬ ‫ اعلم اطبائك احملليني عن نيتك التوجه للعالج باخلارج ألنك قد حتتاج‬.2 .‫مساعدمت يف بعض األمور املتعلقة بالعالج‬ ‫ أحضر نسخ من ملفك الطيب وابقي على نسخة اخرى يف منزلك‬.3 ‫ وكذلك نسخ عن جواز سفرك وبطاقات اإلمتان اليت‬.‫إلستخدامه عند احلاجة‬ .‫ستستخدمها‬ ‫ ابقي على معلومات مهمة قد حتتاجها مثل‬.4 ‫سفارة بلدك واملستشفي والفندق الذي‬ ‫ستنزل به واسم ورقم اجلراج او‬ .‫الطبيب الذي ستتوجه اليه‬ ‫ كن جاهز ًا للبقاء مدة‬.5 ‫اطول أو اقصر من املدة‬ ‫احملددة مين قبل طبيبك‬ ‫من اجل النقاهة والراحة‬ ‫قبل رحلة السفر للعودة‬ .‫لوطنك‬

1. Do proper research: research is

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‫وائل قطامي‬ ‫• وحدات شقق‬ ‫• محطات بنزين‬ ‫• محالت تجارية‬ ‫• فنادق‬ ‫• مطاعم ونوادي‬ ‫• مقاهي‬ ‫• محطات غسيل سيارات‬ ‫• اراضي لإلستثمار والبناء‬

‫• مراكز تجارية‬ ‫• مراكز رياضية‬ ‫• فرص لإلستثمار بواليات‬ ‫مجاورة‬ ‫• سوبر ماركت‬ ‫• معارض سيارات‬ ‫• مزارع‬

‫لدينا خبرة أكثر من ‪ 20‬سنة في تسويق العقارات والمحال التجارية في جنوب كاليفورنيا‬

Social Networking & Building Relationships ‫بناء عالقات إجتماعية‬ If you are a new resident in California, it can often times be difficult to meet new people. It is already hard enough entering unknown territory which you are not accustomed to. Therefore, creating new friends is even more difficult. There are numerous ways in which you can network socially that can help you meet new people.

‫جديدة يف مدينة جديدة‬ ‫عند انتقالك اىل مدينة جديدة للحياة فإن بناء عالقات‬ ‫إجتماعية جديدة قد تكون حتدياً كبري ًا لك وألن التعود على‬ ‫مدينة جدجية هو حتد حبد ذاته فإن‬ ‫األلتقاء بأصدقاء جدد هو ما سيزيد من‬ .‫هذا التحدي‬ ‫ميكن بناء عالقات جديدة عن طريق‬ ‫افراد او عن طريق مجاعات ذات طابع‬ .‫ثقايف او اجتماعي او سياسي او جتاري‬ ‫فهذه اجلماعات او التجمعات تقوم بعدة‬ ‫نشاطات تفتح بها ابوابها لألعضاء اجلدد‬ .‫وهو مدخل جيد لك‬

Social Networking - perhaps you may have heard of it before, but are not exactly sure what it means. In simple terms, social networking is the "grouping of individuals into specific groups, like small rural communities or a neighborhood subdivision." Although social networking is common in person, such as schools or in the workplace, the most popular place for social networking takes place online. This is because unlike most high schools, colleges, or workplaces, the internet is filled with millions of individuals who are looking to meet other internet users to develop friendships and business relationships, too. If you are a new resident in California, using these sites such as social networking can be useful. These sites such as MySpace, FriendWise, FriendFinder, Yahoo! 360, Facebook, Orkut, and Classmates are all social networking sites which you may find beneficial. Another way to social network can be through a local mosque, church or community organizations. There are several mosque, church and community organizations locations in Southern California (see lists in this magazine) which graciously welcome new residents. By attending these mosques, churches or local community organizations, you can meet a lot of new people and make friends who have similar interests as you. If you would like to see a list of local mosques and churches in California, please go online to (website?) Social networking is a great way to meet new people. Whether through online networking sites or through your local church, mosque or community organizations, it is easier to meet a fresh group of people in which you can make new friends!

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‫وهناك ايضاً الطرق اجلديدة مثل اإلنرتنت‬ ‫والذي يسمح لك بلقاء اناس جدد يف‬ ‫مدينتك اجلديدة ومن ثم ميكنك لقائهم‬ ‫بشكل شخصي وبناء عالقات صداقة‬ .‫جديدة‬ ‫من الطرق األسرع للتعرف على اشخاص جدد هي التوجه‬ ‫اىل املسجد او الكنيسة اليت تتبعها وهناك ستجد الكثري‬ ‫ وايضا من الطرق‬.‫من الرتحيب واملساعدة للقاء اناس آخرين‬ ‫اجليدة للقاء اشخاص جدد هي املشاركة يف النوادي ذات الطابق‬ .‫اإلجتماعي واليت قد تهتم بقضية معينهة او تنتمي لبلد معني‬ ‫ وتوجد‬.‫وهذه عادة من اجنع الطرق للتعارف والشعور باإلنتماء‬ ‫يف هذا العدد قوائم باملساجد والكنائس والنوادي اإلجتماعية‬ .‫اليت قد جتدها مناسبة لك يف حبثك‬


Los Angeles Formed in July 2005, the Los Angeles chapter of the Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP) has aimed to build an active circle of educated and successful Arab-Americans in the Los Angeles Area. Through the efforts of its devoted members, NAAP-Los Angeles has managed to build a highly respected, deeply motivated and dynamic organization with a vibrant, contemporary outlook on the problems and promise of the Arab-American community in the United States. So far this year, NAAP-Los Angeles hosted and cosponsored a variety of events. One such event included the

organizationʼs joined efforts with the D.C.ʼs Arab American Institute and registered Arab Americans to vote in the Los Angeles region throughout the year. NAAPLA also held a joint Mixer with the Arab American Lawyers Association. These events bring members together both to network and socialize with other professionals. In addition, NAAP-LA co-sponsored the Miss Lebanon 2008 Immigrant with the World Lebanese Cultural Union. Lastly, NAAP-LA hosted the opening night celebration of the Arab Film Festival in Los Angeles. The Arab Film Festival screens films from and about the Arab World that provide realistic perspectives on Arab people, culture, art, history and politics. Another event to be held later this year is a holiday party in December.


‫جمعيات ومنظمات عربية محلية‬ THE BETHLEHEM ASSOCIATION ‫جمعية بيت حلم‬

Established1985 12935 Nelson St. Garden Grove CA Zip 92840 Phone: 714-534- 0663 www.bethlehemama.org • Joedibsy@hotmail.com

American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) ‫اللجنة العربية األمريكية املعادية للتمييز‬ Established 1980 P.O. Box 92814 • Ahnaheim, CA 92814 Phone: 714-612-0157 ADCOCChaper@gmail.com • www.ADC.org

Al-Awda, The Palestine Right to Return Coalition ‫حتالف حق العودة الى فلسطني‬ PO Box 131352 • Carlsbad, CA 92013, USA Tel: 760-918-9441 • Fax: 760-918-9442 info@al-awda.org


2180 W.Crescent Ave., Suite C • Anaheim, CA 92801 Phone: 714-917-0440 • Fax: 714-917-0441 www.accesscal.org

ARAB AMERICAN HISTORICAL FOUNDATION ‫املؤسسة العربية األمريكية التاريخية‬

Established 1978 P.O.BOX 291159 • Los Angeles, CA 90029 Phone: 323-466-9800 • Fax 818-246-1936 www.arabamericanhistory.org newscircle@sbcglobal.net

Palestinian American Women Association ‫جمعية املرأة الفلسطينية األمريكية‬ Established1984 4790 Irvine BLVD Suite 10 Box # 113 City Irvine State CA Zip 92670 Phone: 949-369-6510 • Fax 949- 376-7637 Hapi14@aol.com • www.pawasca.org

Network of Arab American Professionals ‫جمعية الفنيني العرب‬ ‫ فرع أوراجن كاونتي‬ORANGE COUNTY 335 N Brookhurst St • Anaheim, CA 92801 Phone: 714-535-5090 • Fax: 714.535.7263 www.NAAPOnline.org • NAAPOC@gmail.com ‫ فرع لوس اجنليس‬LOS ANGELES 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #645 Studion City, CA 91604 naap-la@naaponline.org

CAIRO-LOS ANGELES FRIENDSHIP COMMITTEE ‫ لوس أجنليس‬- ‫جلنة الصداقة بني القاهرة‬

P.O. Box 1736 • Glendale, CA 91740 Phone: 909-455-7028 info@cairola.org • www.cairola.org

Palestine Children Relief Fund (PCRF) ‫جمعية مساعدة اطفال فلسطسن الخيرية‬ Po Box 791 Palos Verdes Estates • CA 90274-0791 Phone: 562-432-0005 pcrfsc@pcrf.net

UNION OF PALESTINIAN AMERICAN WOMEN ‫إحتاد النساء الفلسطينيات األمريكيات‬ Established1986 P.O.BOX 5067 • Irvine CA Zip 92863 Phone: 714-865-0866 • Fax: 714- 960- 4334 E-mail UOPW@hotmail.com


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Female DJ Available

Sahara Falafel

‫فالفل صحارى‬ ‫إستمتع بالمأكوالت العربية‬ Enjoy Middle Eastern Cuisine!

Halal Shawarma Gyro Hummus Falafel Chicken Tawook Kafta Stuffed Whole Lamb

Catering Available ‫نقدم خدمات التوصية لجميع المناسبات‬

(714) 491-0400

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California Hidden Attractions Sights to see in Southern California that you may not know about if you are a vistor. In California, many people are quick to visit the attractions that are most popular such as Disneyland and SeaWorld. However, there are numerous other attractions such as theme parks and water parks in California that may provide interest to you. Of those, they include: Knott's Berry farm: With over 166 rides, shows and attractions, Knott's Berry farm is a great place to go for family adventure. With five themed areas, there is something at Knott's for everyone. Experience worldclass thrills on rides such as the Silver Bullet- the parks first-ever suspended coaster, or Sierra Sidewinder- the spinning coaster that offers a panoramic view. New in 2008 is Pony Express — the Ride, delivering a horseback relay at high speeds. For something different, detour to the Parks Old West Ghost Town and have a cool sarsaparilla or visit Camp Snoopy, home of the PEANUTS' gang and filled with dozens of kid-sized adventures. Venice Beach: Located at West Los Angeles on the Santa Monica Bay, the most interesting and popular sight is Venice Beach. Venice Beach is a place where you'll find artists, palm readers and vibrant roller -skaters mixing with chanting, saffron-clad Hare Krishna's and wriggling belly dancers. Located on Venice Beach are the Venice Boardwalk, Muscle beach, and Venice Beach Graffiti Walls. The Venice Boardwalk is more of a sidewalk than a "board" walk, but a walk down it is the best way to explore the waterfront scene. You'll pass street performers, skaters, artists, gawkers and vendors selling all kinds of items from incense to sarongs. Muscle Beach is the place where Arnold Schwarzenegger and hosts of other body-builders have "bulked up" in the outdoor weight room. If you'd like to have your day in the sun, you can buy a day pass

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at the office. The Venice Beach Graffiti Walls is where the graffiti artists who gain permits to paint here exhibit a high quality of artistic flair. LEGOLAND: LEGOLAND is another theme park in California that goes unnoticed which has more than 50 rides, shows and attractions for the whole family to enjoy. LEGOLAND is specifically geared towards children ages 2-12. Also in LEGOLAND is an aquarium called the SEALIFE Aquarium. SEA LIFET is designed to be a child's first interactive guide to the life of the sea, combining active, hands-on learning with fascinating educational talks, and opportunities to have up close and personal encounters with a variety of sea creatures. Kodak Theater: Located in Hollywood, the Kodak Theatre is a 3,400 seat theatre that opened in November 2001 and soon after became known as the first permanent home of the Academy Awards. Costing $94 million to build, this theatre in Hollywood, CA was designed by the renowned Rockwell Group and is as infamous and spectacular as the artists and celebrity guests that cross it. The stage is one of the largest in the nation. There are also three balcony levels that keep audiences close to the stage and 20 opera boxes for those desiring the VIP treatment. All VIP boxes include digital screens that allow guests to order drinks and souvenirs with just the touch of a button. The Theatre is a design tribute to the grand opera houses of Europe, but also has a new high-tech flare. The other main attractions in Southern California may be a troubling for some people, as the long lines and expensive entrance can cause much impatience. However, to avoid all that-the attractions mentioned above are just as exciting. Make sure to check them out if you can!

‫السياحة اخلفية‬ ‫يف جنوب‬ ‫كاليفورنيا‬ ‫يأتي ماليني السياح اىل جنوب كاليفورنيا سنويا لقضاء‬ ‫ ويرتدد معظم هؤالء‬.‫عطلهم السنوية من خمتلف احناء العامل‬ ‫السياح على املعامل الرئيسية واملعروفة لدى الكثريين ولكن‬ ‫ما خيفى على معظمهم أنه توجد يف جنوب كاليفورنيا العديد‬ ‫من األماكن اليت قد تكون اقل شهرة ولكنها ال تقل إثارة للزائر‬ ‫عن غريها واليت ميكنه أن يقضي أوقاتاً ممتعة مع العائلة‬ .‫أو األصدقاء‬ ‫معظم الناس حيبون ارتياد ديسين الند وينريفرسال ستوديوز‬ ‫اليت يأتوها من شتى بقاع األرض ولكن ميكنهم ايضاً زيارة‬ ‫ ومن هذه األماكن مدينة‬.ً‫أماكن قريبة وبتكلفة ضئيلة نسبيا‬ ‫العاب نتس بريي فارم وهي تقع بالقرب من مدينة اناهيم اليت‬ .‫تقع بها ديزني الند‬ ‫ومن األماكن اليت جيهلها البعض هي مدينة ليجو الند‬ ‫لأللعاب واليت تقع جنوب مدينة أناهيم ومشال مدينة سان‬ ‫ديدجو وهي عبارة عن جمسمات والعاب على شكل اللعبة‬ .‫الشهرية ليجو اليت تربى الكثري منا على لعبها يف الطفولة‬ ‫وشواطئ كاليفورنيا هي من األماكن اليت جيب على كل زائر‬ ‫ وهناك عدة شواطئ‬.‫ارتيادها عند زيارة جنوب كاليفورنيا‬ ‫ ومنا‬.‫منتشرة على مدى الساحل وذا مناظر ساحرة وخالبة‬ .‫شاطئ لونج بيتش الشهري وال هويا بيتش ونيو بورت بيتش‬ ‫ومن أشهر األماكن اليت ميكن زيارتها ايضاً هي املتاحف مثل‬ ‫ وكذلك جيب زيارة العديد من معارض السمك‬.‫متحف الكوداك‬ .ً‫والبحريات املنتشرة على مدى الساحل ايضا‬ ‫القائمة طويلة ومن األفضل على الزائر أن يبحث بشكل‬ ‫مفصل عن اماكن ميكنه ان يستمتع بزيارتها جبانب األماكن‬ .‫األكثر شهرة‬

‫حديقة حيوانات لوس‬ ‫انجيليس‬ 300 ‫تلك الحديقة مساحتها‬ ‫فدان للترفيه عن العائالت‬ ‫وبها عروض جميلة ومركبات‬ ‫مثيرة وواحدة من اكبر حدائق‬ ‫الحيوان في جنوب غرب أمريكا‬ ‫جرب اللعبة الجديدة كومبا‬. ‫وهي اكبر واسرع سكة حديد‬ ‫ملتوية ومتعرجة تجري عليها عربات المالهي‬ ‫الصغيرة وتمتع أيض ًا بجولة مثيرة مع األسود والنمور‬ ‫والقردة ومختلف أنواع الحيوانات حيث تستقبل‬ . ‫ مليون‬1.3 ‫هذه الحديقة‬ 5333 Zoo Drive, (Griffith Park), Phone: 323.644.4200

‫ستوديوهات يونيفرسال العالمية‬ ‫هي اكبر‬ ‫االستوديوهات‬ ‫المنتجة لألفالم‬ ‫السينما والتلفاز خارج‬ ‫هوليود بها أكثر من‬ ‫ مركبة صناعية لتمثيل األفالم والعروض انظر‬40 ‫داخل العالم الواقي للتمثيل الذي يبدو لك كأنه‬ ‫حقيقة اركب وتحسس النماذج الهائلة وأكثر من‬ ‫ذلك هنا تذهب خلف الكواليس لتشاهد أيض ًا إنتاج‬ ‫شبكة مسلسالت وهنا للمرة األولي تستطيع ان تسمع‬ ‫وتري وتحس كيف تصنع أفالم الكارتون في عالم‬ Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608 Phone: 1.800.UNIVERSAL

‫عالم ديزني‬ ‫منتجع عالم ديزني هو‬ ‫افضل مركز للترفيه‬ ‫في العالم موضوعات‬ ‫ومشاهد أساطير حديقة‬ ‫مملكة الحر تتضمن قلعة سندريال جزيرة توم سوبار‬ ‫الجبال المتناثرة وجبل الفضاء يحتشد في مملكة‬ ‫ منظر ًا جذابا وكل يوم تتمتع العائلة كلها‬45 ‫السحر‬ ‫بمشاهدة مهرجان ديزني وفي ايبكو سنتر توجد‬ ‫برامج خاصة تعرض التكنولوجيا الحديثة والثقافة‬ ‫ فض ًال عن استوديوهات مترو جولدوين‬، ‫العالمية‬ ‫ماير بحديقة ثيم وإستوديو تلفاز وفيلم يتم تصويره‬ ‫أمامك إنعم برحالت الفضاء انديانا جونز وسالحف‬ . ‫موتانت نينجا إنها لحظات السحر ليس له مثيل‬ 1300 South Harbor Blvd Anaheim, CA Phone: 714.781.4560

‫عالم البحار في سان دييجو‬ ‫اجمل حديقة لألحياء‬ ‫المائية في العالم هو‬ ‫موطن شامو (اشهر‬ )‫حوت قاتل في العالم‬ ‫وشاهد آخر ساللة من‬ ‫كالب البحر ومركز الحفظ في المحيط الهادئ تمتع‬ ‫أيض ًا بمشاهدة الدالفين وأسماك القرش وثعابين‬ . ‫البحر والسمك الالسع وأسود البحر والفظ وغيرها‬ 500 SeaWorld Drive • San Diego, CA 92109 Phone: 800.25-SHAMU

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‫كيفية إختيار‬ ‫جامعة امريكية‬ ‫معرتف بها‬ ‫قد يكون اختيار جامعة امريكية بالنسبة للطالب األجانب‬ .‫مهمة صعبة للتأكد من اإللتحاق جبامعة معرتف بها وموثقة‬ ‫وألن احلكومة األمريكية ال بضع القوانني اليت حبدد مستوى‬ ‫اجلامعات األكادميي فإنه من الضروري البحث عن جامعة‬ ‫لديها املقاييس األكادميية اليت تتالئم مع ابسط القواعد واسس‬ ‫ ومن هنا فإن وزارة التعليم تضع‬.‫التعليم املتعارف عليها‬ ‫األسس العامة اليت تستخدمها منظمات متخصصة لتحديد‬ .‫املستوى األكادميي للجامعات‬ ‫من املهم أن ختتار جامعة حصلت على األعرتاف األكادميي‬ ‫من قبل منظمات متخصصة وذات صيت يف جمال التعريف‬ ‫ وعندما تدرس يف جامعة كانت قد حصلت على‬.‫األكادميي‬ ‫اإلعرتاف األكادميي فهو يسهل لك القبول جبامعات اخرى‬ ‫إلستكمال دراستك او احلصول على عمل يف احدى الشركات‬ ‫ وميكنك احلصول على هذه املعلومات من خالل‬.‫الكربى‬ .‫كتيبات ونشرات تقدمها اجلامعاة نفسها‬ ‫وهذه بعض املالحظات ميكن ان تساعدك بإختيار جامعة ذات‬ :‫اعرتاف اكادميي جيد‬ ‫ إعتبار وجود صفحة على األنرتنت للجامعة هو صفة‬.1 .‫جيدة ألية جامعة ذات صيت جيد‬ ‫ احبث عن جامعات ذات عدد من الربوفيسريات ذو‬.2 ‫خربة واسعة وعدد كبري من الدراسات العامة واإلختيارية‬ .‫والدراسات التكنلوجية املتطورة‬ ‫ اطلب التحدث مع مستشار اجلامعة للسؤال عن موقف‬.3 .‫اجلامعة األكادمية‬ ‫ احبث يف قوائم التعريف األكادميي الذي توفره وزارة‬.4 .‫التعليم عن خمتلف اجلامعات‬ ‫ هناك الكثري من اجلامعات ولكن من املهم ان ختتار‬.5 .ً‫جامعة ذات موقف قوي اكادمييا‬ ‫ املستشارين األكادمييني ميكن ان يكونوا ذو اهمية خاصة يف‬.6 .‫اختيار جامعة قوية يف جمال ختصصك‬ ‫ احذر من بعض اجلامعات اليت تقوم بإنشاء منظمات‬.7 .‫اإلعرتاف األكادميي لتبدوا بأنها ذات موقف اكادميي جيد‬ ‫ميكنك زيارة موقع وزارة التعليم للتعرف على املزيد من‬ http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/ ‫املعلومات‬ Index.aspx


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EMBASSY OF ALGERIA ‫السفارة الجزائرية‬ 2118 KALORAMA RD NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-265-2800 EMBASSY OF KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN ‫سفارة مملكة البحرين‬ 3502 INTERNATIONAL DR NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-342-0741 Kingdom of Bahrain Counsulate ‫قنصلية البحرين‬ 1101 1st St. #302 • Coronado, CA 619-437-0044 EMBASSY OF DJIBOUTI ‫سفارة جيبوتي‬ 1156 15TH ST NW # 515 • WASHINGTON DC 202-331-0270 EMBASSY OF EGYPT ‫سفارة جمهورية مصر‬ 3521 INTERNATIONAL CT NW •WASHINGTON DC 202-895-5400 Egyptian Consulate General in San Francisco ‫القنصلية العامة لجمهورية مصر العربية في سان‬ ‫فرانسيسكو‬ 3001 Pacific Avenue San Francisco, CA. 415-346-9700 EMBASSY OF ERITREA ‫سفارة اريتيريا‬ 1708 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-319-1991 EMBASSY OF IRAQ ‫سفارة العراق‬ 1801 P ST NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-483-7500 EMBASSY OF JORDAN ‫سفارة المملكة األردنية‬ 3504 INTERNATIONAL DR NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-966-2664 Jordanian Consulate in San Francisco ‫ القنصلية األردنية في سان فرانسيسكو‬ 972 Mission St. 4th Fl • San Francisco, CA 415-546-1111 EMBASSY OF KUWAIT ‫سفارة دولة الكويت‬ 2940 Tilden Street, NW • Washington DC 202-966-0702 EMBASSY OF LEBANON ‫سفارة الجمهورية اللبنانية‬ 2560 28TH ST NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-939-6300 • 323-467-1253 Consulate General of Lebanon ‫القنصلية اللبنانية في لوس انجليس‬ 660 South Figueroa Street, Suite 1050 • Los Angeles, CA 90017 213-243-0999 213-243-0990 • 213-612-5070

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SAMPLE CITIZENSHIP Q/A Pilot Test Questions and Answers AMERICAN GOVERNMENT Principles of American Democracy 1. Name one important idea found in the Declaration of Independence. A: People are born with natural rights. A: The power of government comes from the people. A: The people can change their government if it hurts their natural rights. A: All people are created equal. 2. What is the supreme law of the land? * A: The Constitution 3. What does the Constitution do? A: It sets up the government. A: It protects basic rights of Americans. 4. What does “We the People” mean in the Constitution? A: The power of government comes from the people. 5. What do we call changes to the Constitution? A: Amendments 6. What is an amendment? A: It is a change to the Constitution. 7. What do we call the first ten amendments to the Constitution? A: The Bill of Rights 8. Name one right or freedom from the First Amendment. * A: Speech A: Religion A: Assembly A: Press A: Petition the government 9. How many amendments does the Constitution have? A: Twenty-seven (27) 10. What did the Declaration of Independence do? A: Announce the independence of the United States from Great Britain A: Say that the U.S. is free from Great Britain

A: Congress A: The Senate and House (of Representatives) A: The (U.S. or national) legislature

27. What decides each state’s number of U.S. Representatives? A: The state’s population

17. What are the two parts of the United States Congress? A: The Senate and House (of Representatives)

28. How is each state’s number of Representatives decided? A: The state’s population

18. How many United States Senators are there? A: 100

29. Why do we have three branches of government? * A: So no branch is too powerful

19. We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? * A: Six (6)

30. Name one example of checks and balances. A: The President vetoes a bill. A: Congress can confirm or not confirm a President’s nomination. A: Congress approves the President’s budget. A: The Supreme Court strikes down a law.

20. Name your state’s two U.S. Senators. * A: Answers will vary. [For District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories, the answer is that DC (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. Senators.] 21. How many U.S. Senators does each state have? A: Two (2) 22. The House of Representatives has how many voting members? * A: 435 23. We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? A: Two (2) 24. Name your U.S. Representative. You only need to answer the one in your dirstrict. A: This will depend on the State you live in 25. Who does a U.S. Senator represent? A: All people of the state 26. Who does a U.S. Representative represent? A: All people of the district

31. We elect a President for how many years? A: Four (4) years 32. How old must a President be? A: Thirty-five (35) or older A: At least thirty-five (35) 33. To become President of the United States, what must the person be at birth? A: A citizen 34. Who is the President now? A: [Current president] (as of November 20, 2006, George W. Bush) 35. What is the name of the President of the United States? A: Barak Obama 36. Who is the Vice President now? A: Joe Bedin 37. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States? A: [Current vice president] (as of November 20, 2006- Richard (Dick) Cheney)

A: Dick Cheney A: Cheney 38. If the President can no longer serve, who becomes President? A: The Vice President 39. Who becomes President if both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve? A: The Speaker of the House 40. Who is the Commander-in-Chief of the military? A: The President 41. How many full terms can a President serve? A: Two (2) 42. Who signs bills to become laws? A: The President 43. Who vetoes bills? A: The President 44. What is a veto? A: The President refuses to sign a bill passed by Congress. A: The President says no to a bill. A: The President rejects a bill. 45. What does the President’s Cabinet do? * A: Advises the President 46. Name two Cabinet-level positions. A: Secretary of Agriculture A: Secretary of Commerce A: Secretary of Defense A: Secretary of Education A: Secretary of Energy A: Secretary of Health and Human Services A: Secretary of Homeland Security A: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development A: Secretary of Interior A: Secretary of State A: Secretary of Transportation A: Secretary of Treasury A: Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs A: Attorney General A: Secretary of Labor 47. What Cabinet-level agency advises the President on foreign policy? A: The State Department


‫سفارات وقنصليات‬ ‫الدول العربية‬ Moroccan Consulate in Los Angeles ‫القنصلية المغربية في لوس أنجليس‬ 521 N. Daroca Ave. • Los Angeles, CA 818-570-0318

EMBASSY OF OMAN SULTANATE ‫سفارة سلطنة عُ مان‬ 2535 BELMONT RD NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-387-1980 EMBASSY OF QATAR ‫سفارة دولة قطر‬ 4200 WISCONSIN AVE NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-274-1600 EMBASSY OF SAUDI ARABIA ‫سفارة المملكة العربية السعودية‬ 601 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW • WASH­ ING­TON DC 202-342-3800 Saudi Consulate in California ‫قنصلية المملكة العربية السعودية في كاليفورنيا‬ 2045 Sawtelle Los Aneles, CA 310-479-6000 EMBASSY OF SYRIA ‫سفارة‬ ‫الجمهورية السورية‬ 2215 WYOMING AVE NW • WASHINGTON DC 202-232-6313 Syrian Consulate General in California ‫القنصلية السورية في لوس أنجليس‬ 660 Newport Center Dr. #740 Newport Beach, CA 949-640-9888 EMBASSY OF Sudan ‫سفارة السودان‬ 2210 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC 202-338-8565 EMBASSY OF TUNISIA ‫سفارة تونس‬ 1515 MASSACHUSETTS AVE NW WASHINGTON DC 202-862-1850 Tunisian Consulate in San Francisco ‫القنصلية التونسية في سان فرانسيسكو‬ 3401 Sacramento St. • San Francisco, CA 415-922-9222

11. What does freedom of religion mean? A: You can practice any religion you want, or not practice at all.

48. What does the judicial branch do? * A: Reviews and explains laws A: Resolves disputes between parties A: Decides if a law goes against the Constitution

12. What type of economic system does the U.S. have? A: Capitalist economy A: Free market A: Market economy

49. Who confirms Supreme Court justices? A: The Senate

B: System of Government

50. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States? A: John Roberts (John G. Roberts, Jr.)

‫سفارة دولة اإلمارات العربية المتحدة‬ 1255 22nd Street, NW, Suite 700 • Washington DC 202-243-2400

51. How many justices are on the Supreme Court? A: Nine (9)


13. What are the three branches or parts of the government? A: Executive, legislative, and judicial A: Congress, the President, the courts 14. Name one branch or part of the government. A: Congress A: Legislative A: President A: Executive A: The courts A: Judicial 15. Who is in charge of the executive branch? A: The President 16. Who makes federal laws?


52. Who nominates justices to the Supreme Court? A: The President 53. Name one thing only the federal government can do. A: Print money A: Declare war A: Create an army A: Make treaties


‫سفارة الجمهورية العربية اليمنية‬ 2600 VIRGINIA AVE NW # 705 • WASHINGTON DC 202-965-4760 Yemen Cosulate in San Francisco ‫القنصلية اليمنية بسان فرانسيسكو‬ 1255 Post St. #1030 • San Franscisco, CA 415-567-3036



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Middle Eastern Restaurants Al Amir Los Angeles, CA


Al Rayan Restaurant 714-400-0038 808 S. Brookhurst, Anaheim, CA Al Sanabel Bakery 714-635-4353 816 S. Brookhurst Blvd., Anaheim, CA Al Andalous 714-539-0656 9562 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove, CA Aladdin Jr Restaurant 909-593-3887 3161 N Garey Ave, Pomona, CA Aram Resturant 310-859-8585 138 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA Ara’s Restaurant 323-939-5577 7015 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA

20 Washington, Marina Del Rey, CA Grape Vine Restaurant 909-392-3500 1204 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA Greek Corner Restaurant 619-287-3303 5841 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego , CA Haig’s Kabob House 818-764-4244 12912 Vanowen Street, North Hollywood , CA House Of Halal 626-844-7970 1511 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA Javan Resturant 310-207-5555 11500 SantaMonica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Joseph’s Cuisine 818-248-7108 2230 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA


Kabul West 619-622-9500 9450 Scranton Road, Suite 114-G San Diego , CA

Byblos 310-475-9558 1964 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Kareem Restaurant 714-778-6829 1208 S. Brookhurst, Anaheim, CA

Capison Resturant 14100 Culvur, Irvine, CA


King Bazaar 714-484-8800 10500 Magnolia Ave, Anaheim, CA

Carnival Restaurant 818-784-3469 4356 Woodman Ave, Herman Oaks, CA

Kings Kabob 310-390-1599 5500 Sawtell Blvd., Culver City, CA

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Layaleena Restaurant 1276 W. 7th St, Upland, CA

Beverly Falafel 8508 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA


Carousel Restaurant 818-246-7775 304 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA Caroussel 323-660-8060 5112 Holly Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA Casablanca 310-393-5535 8240 Sunset Blvd.,Holly wood, CA Falafel Sahara 714-491-0400 590 S. Brookers, Anaheim, CA Fardussi Taste Of Persia 714-545-9096 3605 S. Bristol, Santa Ana, CA Gaby’s Resturant & Café



Pistachio Grill 310-854-1020 8560 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA

Victory Bakery 714-776-4493 630 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim, CA

Marrakesh 949-645-8384 1976 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA

Saffron Grill 714-538-3940 720 E. Katella Ave, Orange, CA

Village café Resturant 949-766-6635 22902 Los Alisos Blvd.#g, Mission Viejo, CA

Mas’ Chinese Islamic Restaurant 714-446-9553 601 E. Orangethorpe Ave, Anaheim, CA

Shahrezad Restaurant 310-470-3242 1422 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Mid East Restaurant 951-782-9027 12125 Day Street H301, Moreno Valley, CA

Shan Restaurant and Grocery 562-924-1880 18743 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

Wahib’s Middle Eastern Rest 626-281-1006 910 E. Main St., Alhambra, CA Yasmeen’s Mediterranean Cuisine 626-799-1790 818 Fair Oaks Ave, S. Pasadena, CA

Mr. Kebab Restaurant 365 Iowa Ave, Riverside, CA


Sun In Lebaneese Resturant 310-477-2358 1779 Westwood, Santamonica, CA

Zankou Chicken 626-405-1502 1296 E. Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

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By Fatima Lodhi Motivated by the immigration of her family from Lebanon to the United States at a young age, Lara ShbeyrMaxey was inquisitive to learn about the role of politics in immigration, foreign policy, and international relations. Driven by this motivation, Lara Shbeyr-Maxey is a leadership figure for all Arab-Americans that has became vigorously involved in the political process.

‫ اجلزائر‬Algeria ............................... 213 ‫ البحرين‬Bahrain............................. 973 ‫ جيبوتي‬Djibouti............................. 253 ‫ مصر‬Egypt .................................... 20 ‫ العراق‬Iraq ..................................... 964 ‫ األردن‬Jordan ................................. 962 ‫ الكويت‬Kuwait .............................. 965 ‫ لبنان‬Lebanon . ............................. 961 ‫ ليبيا‬Libya .................................... 218 ‫ موريتانيا‬Mauritania ..................... 222 ‫ املغرب‬Morocco ............................. 212 ‫ عُ مان‬Oman.................................... 968 ‫ فلسلطني‬Palestine ........................ 972 ‫ قطر‬Qatar...................................... 974 ‫ السعودية‬Saudi Arabia . ............... 966 ‫ الصومال‬Somalia............................ 252 ‫ السودان‬Sudan . ............................. 249 ‫ سوريا‬Syria..................................... 963 ‫ تونس‬Tunisia . ............................... 216 ‫ اإلمارات‬United Arab Emirates . ... 971 ‫ اليمن‬Yemen................................... 967



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Shortly after graduating from Notre Dame de Namur University, Lara attended Howard University in Washington D.C. to pursue her graduate degree in Public Administration with a concentration in International Relations. While attending Howard University, Lara was an intern at the Arab American Institute in the Community Relations Department. With the desire to work in an Arab American organization, Lara worked on numerous projects that range from planning local community events to conducting national research on Arab Americans in public service and political life. Through this, Lara learned immensely about public activism and the ins and outs of the political process. After attending a Network of Arab American Professionals event in D.C, Lara was astonished to learn that there was not a chapter in her hometown, Los Angeles. After graduating from Howard University and moving back to Southern California, Mrs. Shbeyr-Maxey co-founded the Los Angeles chapter of NAAP. With her dedicated leadership, NAAP-LA has built an active circle of educated and successful ArabAmericans. Through all the efforts of the devoted NAAP members, this organization has managed to build a highly respected, deeply motivated and dynamic organization with a vibrant, contemporary outlook on the problems and promise of the Arab-American community in Los Angeles. With Lara's active community involvement, she has volunteered and worked on a number of political campaigns throughout her career. Those include the democratic campaigns of Gore/ Lieberman of 2000, Kerry/Edwards in 2004, and her most memorableObama/Biden of 2008. The Obama/ Biden campaign was particularly special for Lara because of the historical implications. For Lara, having an AfricanAmerican husband, it was historical to see all cultures and races unite and vote for an African-American president, a movement to bridge the cultural divide.

As a senior associate at a public affairs and political consulting firm in Los Angeles, as well as community outreach volunteer, many would wonder what Lara's personal life consists of. However, many people would be surprised to know that Lara loves working out and playing soccer with her sister Romy. Just as well, she loves spending time with her husband Kenneth, and family-who she asserts as her support system. Lara's fatherHabib, and mother-Najat are her personal heroes who have given Lara an endless amount of love and support throughout her career. Due to the fact that Arab-American's have a vital stake in U.S. public policy both domestically and in the Middle East, Lara's message to Arab-American's is to be actively involved in their community. Lara demonstrates exactly that. With her work through community

outreach programs, campaigning for the Democratic Party presidential elections, and co-founder of NAAP-LA, Lara Shbeyr-Maxey can be seen as a leadership role model for all Arab-American's in today's society.

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National Network for Arab American Communities Community Celebration Dinner

A Sense of Spirit and Pride It was celebratory, energizing and festive. The room was filled with sense of pride and synergy. Arab Americans from all over the nation came together and joined their counter parts in California to bring knowledge, wisdom and sharing. This was the atmosphere at the National Network of Arab American Communities “Community Celebration Dinner” on December 5th, 2008. The evening opened by Emcees Sami Mashney and Hend Alhinnawi who welcomed guests and introduced Mike Abdeen the Host Committee Chair who gave the opening remarks followed by Maha Freij, ACCESS Michigan’s CFO. “We had the shift when we started believing what we are doing” Mrs. Freij said. After dinner was served a welcome statements were given by Taleb Salhab, National Outreach Director of NNAAC who stressed the importance of creating a network of organizations on the national level which includes youth and community at large and provide them social services they need. Nahla Kayali, Executive Director of ACCESS California spoke and emphasized the fact that ACCESS is “We are one family serving the community.” Keynote speaker of the event was Director of Michigan Department of Human Services, Ismael Ahmed. Mr. Ahmed stressed that “We live in a country were bad things are happening to good people” and “We have gone beyond the idea that poor people don’t work”. He added “We can change this world collectively”. These inspiring words echoed among attendees who shared Mr. Ahmed’s vision and inspirations. “We are part of the best and brightest this country has, America needs the moral values we

bring to it” he said. Two awards were presented during the dinner first was by Linda Sarsour, Director of the Arab American Association of New York which was presented to Rashida Tlaib, elected as a State Representative for State of Michigan, for The Emerging Leader Award. The Spirit of Service Award was presented by Nadia Bettendorf, Chair of Orange County Human Relations Commission to Maria Khani from ACCESS California. Maria serves on the Board of ACCESS California and the Advisory Board of the Tustin Police Department. Even after the conclusion of the dinner members of the NNAAC and the community continued to celebrate the gathering outside the banquet hall were they enjoyed taking group pictures and laughed their way through the evening in a sense of joy and accomplishment. This conference will remembered by many as one of the landmarks of the Arab American movement in the social service arena and as an uplifting moment for generations to come.

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Arab Churches

Arab Christian Fellowship 2423 S. Center City Pkwy Escondido, CA 92025 (858)335-0327 The Last Harvest Middle East Church 1012 East Bradley St. El Cajon CA 92021 (619) 619 449 0702, 619 449 0757 1-877-571-5673 The Arabic Church 3012 N. Waterman San Bernardino, CA 92404 (909) 882-8227 Arabic Evangelical Church of San Diego 17010 Pomorado road San Diego, CA 92128 Arabic Evangelical Church of Temple City 9642 Live Oak Avenue Temple City, CA 91780 (626)291-2866 Mideast Evangelical Church Pasadena 1050 Fremont Ave South Pasadena, CA 91030 Email: info@mideastchurch.org San Diego Arabic Baptist Church 5651 Water St, La Mesa, CA 91942-1698 (619) 444-9265 Grace & Truth Arabic Church 2041 PaloVerde Ave Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 596-6770 First Southern Baptist Church of Glendale 725 N. Central Ave, Glendale, CA 91203 (818) 246-2408 Arabic Bible Christian Church 3000 E. 3RD St. Long Beach, CA. 90814 (562) 438-5328 St. Mercurius & St. Abraam Coptic Orthodox Church 3645 Torrance Blvd. Torrance, CA 90503 (310)316-6997 Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church 4405 West Edinger Avenue. Santa Ana, CA 982704 Phone: (714) 775-1234 St. Athanathius Coptic Orthodox Church 17431 Roscoe Blvd. Northridge, CA 91325 St. Demiana Coptic Orthodox Church 360 N. Granados St. Solona Beach, CA 92075 Tel: (858) 635-2169 St. George Coptic Orthodox Church 15725 Cornuta Ave. Bellflower , CA 90706

Arab American Activists Join in

Sharing & Giving Seven years of service, collaboration and dedication to provide its member organizations the knowledge, expertise as well as the means for success. The National Network for Arab American Communities (NNAAC) convened it’s 7th annual conference in city of Orange California last December of 2008. Over fifteen Arab American organizations from ten States join this celebratory and educational conference in which they learned, shared and renewed their pledge to serve their communities. The 7th NNAAC conference included number of valuable workshops and discussion groups that were designed to elevate the standard of services provided by the participating organizations. Thursday December 4th the program began with a session titled “Arab American resource corps pathway to a successful program” by Sue Makki and Hend Hourani. On Friday December 5th the program included networking breakfast followed with NNAAC business meeting and annual report. A luncheon with a topic discussion of 2010 Censes was presented by Helen Samhan, Executive Director of the Arab American Institute (AAI). Samhan addressed the key issues in the 2010 Censes and their impacts on the Arab American community in the US. The following workshops were joined by participating members: • Effective case statements and major gift development by Jeanette Mansour and Jamie Kim. • Community health education by Dr. Adnan Hamad and Dr. Mouhanad Hammami. • Recruiting a powerful board for your organization by Kent Seton. • Effective youth in advocacy & civic engagement: what works by Gihad Ali, Sarab Al-Jijakli, Loubna Qutami and Nadia Tonova. • Balancing the work-personal life tightrope by Dr. John Artis. At the end of day on Friday all participants headed toward the local office of ACCESS California were they were able to visit and learn about their various programs that serves the local community. Nahla Kayali, founder and Executive Director of ACCESS California welcomed guests and introduced staff and volunteers. Ms.

Kayali told her personal story of starting ACCESS California and the growing pain to reach the successes and accomplishments they have reached today after ten years of services. On Saturday the conference convened again with a breakfast networking session. Later the concurrent workshops began with the following sessions: • Engaging boards in resource development by Km Klein. • Effectively promoting your program by Allan Presset. A luncheon with keynote speaker Kim Klein addressed fundraising principals in a slow and soaring economy. Concurrent workshops continued with: • It’s about relationships, building relations with foundations by Lana Daoud, Margarita Rubalcava and Linda Wong. • Superior customer service, client perceptions count by Allan Pressel. • After the election, moving past November 4th by Rudy Lopez, Fayrouz Saad and Nadia Tonova. • Developing the next generation of leaders by Sonia Salloum and Rashida Tlaib. • How to access local, state and federal funding by Lena Alhusseini, Nahla Kayali, Dr. Adnan Hammad and Taleb Salhab. • Respect made visible, recognizing volunteers and employees inexpensively by Mike Corbin. After a short break the local community joined in NNAAC in a celebratory dinner with keynote speaker Ismael Ahmed, Director of Michigan Department of Human Services and co-founder of ACCESS Michigan. At the dinner awards were presented to couple of active and vibrant members of the Arab American community. Emerging Leader award was presented to Rashida Tlaib, first Arab woman to win a seat on the State of Michagan legistlation. Second was the spirit of Service award presented to Maria Khani from ACCESS California. The NNAAC conference ended on Sunday December 6th with a networking breakfast. Attendees left the conference with high spirit and sense of community and energy to go back to their communities and utilize the knowledge they acquired in the three day conference.

What they said about the NNAAC conference I am always inspired by the work of NNAAC. When I see Arab Americans from around the country coming together for a common purpose, to empower the Arab community and ensure that we are a strong entity that no longer can be ignored, it makes my work just the more meaningful and worthwhile!

Linda Sarsour, Acting Director, Arab American Association of New York

The conference was educational and also a great opportunity to meet Arab Americans from all over the country. I was very proud to be a memebr of such a fine group of Mike Abdeen, people. It was without LA County a doubt a huge success Sherif Dept. and very moving.

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Editor’s I have ben asked after our first issue of California Arabic Pages was out “Where are the articles?” “How come your magazine doesn’t have community news?” and my answer was always that there are many local publications that do just that and we are different.

familiar with many of the places already and the how abouts in the community. Therefore we covered one major event that took place in Orange in December of 2008 that brought together many Arab-American leaders from around the nation in the National Network of Arab American Communities. This was a landmark event in Southern California that locals needed to learn about.

How and why are we different than other publications?

In between we kept the resources, orgnaiztions, embassies, map, etc. as a reference for poeple to use when they need it.

California Arabic Pages is an extention of the Arabic Yellow Pages that we started in 2006. This means we are more about community resources and what it offers to the Arab-Americans as a whole. I you have seen our last issue you would have noticed that it was merly page after page of listings of local organizations, embassies, area codes, etc. In this issue we have included more write ups focusing on number of directions. First, we wrote some articles with the newcomer to Southern California in mind. What would they want to know about the community, what attractions to see and how to start making friends in the area. Second, we also considered the local residents who are


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This is what we pride ourselves on. We are not a typical news magazine, we are a resouce maganize for poeple to use over and over and to keep in their homes, offices even cars. We keep the visitor as well as the long time resident in minde when we plan our editorials every issue. I hope this give you an insight of our directions and I welcome anyone’s ideas or suggestions about this magazine in hope ot always imporve what we offer and keep the challange and the excitment of bringing you a valuable resource magazine to your life.

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