Al Aqsa Islamic Society was featured in a U.S Catholic article titled “No hate, no fear An interfaith community paints a picture of peace.”
We would like to Thank the efforts of Grace Ahn, Jacob Klensin, Brooke Di Leone, Daniel Levine, and Streets Dept’s Founder/Editor Conrad Benner for organizing the Collective Action event which has helped raise over $25,000 to be divided by 10 organizations for $2,500 each. Their goal was $20,000 but they were very successful in raising much more than that. Al Aqsa Islamic Academy was one of their lucky recipients. We are grateful for your recognition and financial support!
Opening Day Reception
Saturday 08 April 2017
Time10:00AM – 5:00PM
Cultures at the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq
April 8, 2017 through November 26, 2018
Nimrud. Aleppo. Palmyra. Ebla. These ancient sites and many others in Iraq and Syria have found their way to the top of international news today, as the destruction of cultural heritage becomes both a by-product and a tactic of ongoing war.
This new exhibition, created in conjunction with the Penn Cultural Heritage Center, sheds light on the ongoing destruction of cultural heritage in the Middle East by showing what’s at stake—the rich history of the region and the diversity of its people—and what’s being done to prevent the loss of this history and cultural identity. Fascinating ancient art and artifacts from the Penn Museum’s extensive Near East collection tell stories of the cultures of Syria and Iraq through time. Contemporary artwork from Issam Kourbaj, a Syrian artist based in Cambridge, UK, provides an art intervention—a modern-day response to the artifacts and themes. The exhibition features the important work being done by the University of Pennsylvania and Smithsonian Institution in conjunction with individuals and groups in the Middle East to help combat the loss of irreplaceable cultural heritage.
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
16th Annual Playgrounds for Palestine Annual Gala
Come out to support this wonderful event to help build playgrounds in Palestine.
The gala will offer delicious Middle Eastern food, informative presentations about recent installations, silent auction, entertainment, and much more.
4700 Wissahickon Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144
April 8, 2017 5:30 – 9 pm