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Children's Dabkeh at the Arab Cultural and Community Center
ABOUT 

In this class series, children and youth will learn about the history, origins, and cultural significance of the popular and folkloric dance of the Arab Levant - the dabkeh - and practice the basic steps and choreography! 

DATES AND TIMES

Saturdays (September 20 - December 13, 2014)
10:00am-11:00am (60 mins) 
*No class on November 29

PRICE LIST

$12/class
$10/class for ACCC Members*
$90/10 class pack, valid for ACCC Members only

Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member


OUR INSTRUCTOR: Jehad Alshamarkheh


ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be between the ages of 5 and 12 and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Event date Saturday, 01 November 2014
Event End Date Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Capacity 10
Individual Price 12.00
Adult Arabic Class - Level II
Adult Arabic Class - Level II
ABOUT

The Adult Arabic class series is designed to offer Arabic language instruction to all community members wishing to increase their connection to and/or understanding of Arab culture and identity through learning the Arabic language. The dynamic and interactive course curriculum will use a mix of classical reading and writing in addition to colloquial and modern standard speaking. Level II is designed for intermediate-level students with elementary Arabic reading, writing, and/or speaking skills.

DATES AND TIMES

Thursdays(September 25 - December 18, 2014)
7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours) 
*No class on November 27

PRICE LIST 

$240/12 sessions for Non-members
$200/12 sessions for ACCC Members*

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR: Manar Harb

Arabic is my native language. Influenced by my father, I began writing poetry at an early age. In Palestine, exposure to languages is common; before turning 12, I already had heard and had some practice in French, German, Hebrew and Spanish. Moving to the United States for the first time in 2002, experiences with words and expressions came differently when interacting with Americans. Later after completing my undergraduate studies, I return to my homeland. Noticing the difference in style when using language in the workplace pushed me into researching the origins of language. Winter of 2012, I moved to Oakland to pursue my studies and develop my career in art and writing. The quest continues.


Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member


ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Participants must register for the complete 12-session course series and payment is due in full by the third week of the course.

Event date Thursday, 30 October 2014
Event End Date Monday, 30 November 2020
Capacity 10
Individual Price 240.00
Oud Classes at the Arab Cultural and Community Center

ABOUT

In this class, students will be trained on the techniques of playing the oud - the heart and soul of classical Arabic music. Beginners welcome! Participants must provide their own instrument.

DATES AND TIMES

Wednesdays (September 24 - December 17, 2014)
6:00pm-7:00pm (60 mins) 
*No class on November 26

PRICE LIST 

$216/12 sessions 
$180/12 sessions for ACCC Members*

Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member

OUR INSTRUCTOR: Fatima Zohra Lahlou

Born and raised in Fez, Morocco, Ms. Lahlou grew up in the musical traditions of Morocco. At the age of 15 she began her musical training under Haj Mohammed Bennis, a leading singer of religious music in Morocco. During this time, she began training at the Fez Conservatory of Music. She excelled as a vocalist in the Arab Andalusia Musical tradition; she had performed at over 200 festivals and in 2008 was commissioned to perform at a celebration of the 1200-year anniversary of the city Fez, launching her international career. She has since performed as the soloist for the Ensemble Rhoum Al bakkali in France, Switzerland, Spain, Indonesia, and in the UAE. She recently immigrated to the US to continue to use her musical talents for cultural ambassadorship. 



ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Participants must register for the entire 12-session course series and must pay in full by the third week of the course.

Event date Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Event End Date Friday, 30 November 2018
Capacity 10
Individual Price 216.00
Adult Arabic Class - Level I
ABOUT

The Adult Arabic class series is designed to offer Arabic language instruction to all community members wishing to increase their connection to and/or understanding of Arab culture and identity through learning the Arabic language. The dynamic and interactive course curriculum will use a mix of classical reading and writing in addition to colloquial and modern standard speaking. Level I is designed for beginning-level students with little to no knowledge of Arabic.

DATES AND TIMES

Tuesdays (September 23 - December 16, 2014)
7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours) 
*No class on November 25

PRICE LIST 

$240/12 sessions
$200/12 sessions for ACCC Members*

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR: Manar Harb

Arabic is my native language. Influenced by my father, I began writing poetry at an early age. In Palestine, exposure to languages is common; before turning 12, I already had heard and had some practice in French, German, Hebrew and Spanish. Moving to the United States for the first time in 2002, experiences with words and expressions came differently when interacting with Americans. Later after completing my undergraduate studies, I return to my homeland. Noticing the difference in style when using language in the workplace pushed me into researching the origins of language. Winter of 2012, I moved to Oakland to pursue my studies and develop my career in art and writing. The quest continues.


Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member


ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Participants must register for the complete 12-session course series and payment is due in full by the third week of the course.

Event date Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Event End Date Monday, 30 November 2020
Capacity 10
Individual Price 240.00
Arabic Cooking and Baking Series: Waraq Dawali: the Palestinian Table Part II

ABOUT

In this series, participants will be invited on a hands-on culinary journey through the Arab world, discovering the history, culture, and science behind some of the Arab world's most essential dishes and seizing the opportunity to produce them with your own hands. From essential baking and hospitality in the Levant, to traditional Palestinian dishes, from the sweet and savory flavors of Morocco, to festive holiday treats, this class series will provide

In this class, participants will learn how to make an essential dish in Palestinian and Levantine cuisine  - waraq dawali  or stuffed grapeleaves. Using both vegetarian and meat fillings, participants will have the opportunity to practice the art and technique of stuffing and rolling and create a delicious and flavorful meal in the process. 

TIME AND DATE
Saturday October 25, 2014
11:00am-2:00pm (3 hours)

PRICE LIST
Single Session $33 ($15 Instruction fee + $15 supplies fee)
Single Session $30 ($15 Instruction fee + $15 supplies fee) for ACCC Members*

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR: Hanan Rasheed

I came to the USA from Palestine in 1973. Coming to the US at a young age, I found adapting to the food here was very difficult and I couldn't enjoy or identify  with any of it. Growing up in a household where my family loved to socialize over food - especially my mother's food which was made with love - it was a huge void in my life here with out my family. Since we didn't have Arabic food markets or restaurants, I had to start making my own. I made it my mission to learn how to cook and created my own recipes from memory modeled after my mother's cooking. I love to host people over food and tea, and I want to teach because I remember my struggles with learning how to cook 41 years ago! I personal chef for families, have taught classes at a cooking school in Danville, and do event planning for local organizations, which includes cooking my favorite dishes. Most importantly, I've been running my kitchen with love for 41 years and have five children and five grandchildren who enjoy my cooking and inspire me to continue creating!

OTHER INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Event date Saturday, 25 October 2014
Event End Date Saturday, 30 November 2013
Capacity 10
Individual Price 33.00
Children's Dabkeh at the Arab Cultural and Community Center

ABOUT 

In this class series, children and youth will learn about the history, origins, and cultural significance of the popular and folkloric dance of the Arab Levant - the dabkeh - and practice the basic steps and choreography! 

DATES AND TIMES

Saturdays (September 20 - December 13, 2014)
10:00am-11:00am (60 mins) 
*No class on November 29

PRICE LIST

$12/class
$10/class for ACCC Members*
$90/10 class pack, valid for ACCC Members only

Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member


OUR INSTRUCTOR: Jehad Alshamarkheh


ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be between the ages of 5 and 12 and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Event date Saturday, 25 October 2014
Event End Date Tuesday, 30 November 2010
Capacity 10
Individual Price 12.00
Dabkeh at the Arab Cultural and Community Center

ABOUT 

For those who have always wanted to learn the steps of the popular and folkloric dance of the Levant - this class is for you! Join our dabkeh class series to learn about the history, origins, and cultural significance of the dabkeh and learn basic steps and choreography so you'll be ready to join in at the next wedding or cultural event.

DATES AND TIMES

Fridays(September 26 - December 12, 2014)
6:00pm-7:30pm (90 mins) 
*No class on November 28



PRICE LIST

$12/class
$10/class for ACCC Members*
$90/10 class pack, valid for ACCC Members only

Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member

OUR INSTRUCTOR: Jehad Alshamarkheh



ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Event date Friday, 24 October 2014
Capacity 10
Individual Price 12.00
Adult Arabic Class - Level II
Adult Arabic Class - Level II
ABOUT

The Adult Arabic class series is designed to offer Arabic language instruction to all community members wishing to increase their connection to and/or understanding of Arab culture and identity through learning the Arabic language. The dynamic and interactive course curriculum will use a mix of classical reading and writing in addition to colloquial and modern standard speaking. Level II is designed for intermediate-level students with elementary Arabic reading, writing, and/or speaking skills.

DATES AND TIMES

Thursdays(September 25 - December 18, 2014)
7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours) 
*No class on November 27

PRICE LIST 

$240/12 sessions for Non-members
$200/12 sessions for ACCC Members*

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR: Manar Harb

Arabic is my native language. Influenced by my father, I began writing poetry at an early age. In Palestine, exposure to languages is common; before turning 12, I already had heard and had some practice in French, German, Hebrew and Spanish. Moving to the United States for the first time in 2002, experiences with words and expressions came differently when interacting with Americans. Later after completing my undergraduate studies, I return to my homeland. Noticing the difference in style when using language in the workplace pushed me into researching the origins of language. Winter of 2012, I moved to Oakland to pursue my studies and develop my career in art and writing. The quest continues.


Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member


ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Participants must register for the complete 12-session course series and payment is due in full by the third week of the course.

Event date Thursday, 23 October 2014
Event End Date Monday, 30 November 2020
Capacity 10
Individual Price 240.00
Adult Arabic Class - Level II

Adult Arabic Class - Level II
ABOUT

The Adult Arabic class series is designed to offer Arabic language instruction to all community members wishing to increase their connection to and/or understanding of Arab culture and identity through learning the Arabic language. The dynamic and interactive course curriculum will use a mix of classical reading and writing in addition to colloquial and modern standard speaking. Level II is designed for intermediate-level students with elementary Arabic reading, writing, and/or speaking skills.

DATES AND TIMES

Thursdays(September 25 - December 18, 2014)
7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours) 
*No class on November 27

PRICE LIST 

$240/12 sessions for Non-members
$200/12 sessions for ACCC Members*

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTOR: Manar Harb

Arabic is my native language. Influenced by my father, I began writing poetry at an early age. In Palestine, exposure to languages is common; before turning 12, I already had heard and had some practice in French, German, Hebrew and Spanish. Moving to the United States for the first time in 2002, experiences with words and expressions came differently when interacting with Americans. Later after completing my undergraduate studies, I return to my homeland. Noticing the difference in style when using language in the workplace pushed me into researching the origins of language. Winter of 2012, I moved to Oakland to pursue my studies and develop my career in art and writing. The quest continues.


Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member




ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Participants must register for the complete 12-session course series and payment is due in full by the third week of the course.

Event date Thursday, 23 October 2014
Event End Date Monday, 30 November 2020
Capacity 10
Individual Price 240.00
Oud Classes at the Arab Cultural and Community Center

ABOUT

In this class, students will be trained on the techniques of playing the oud - the heart and soul of classical Arabic music. Beginners welcome! Participants must provide their own instrument.

DATES AND TIMES

Wednesdays (September 24 - December 17, 2014)
6:00pm-7:00pm (60 mins) 
*No class on November 26

PRICE LIST 

$216/12 sessions 
$180/12 sessions for ACCC Members*

Not an ACCC member? Sign up today to take advantage of class discounts and other member benefits at http://arabculturalcenter.org/index.php/become-a-member

OUR INSTRUCTOR: Fatima Zohra Lahlou

Born and raised in Fez, Morocco, Ms. Lahlou grew up in the musical traditions of Morocco. At the age of 15 she began her musical training under Haj Mohammed Bennis, a leading singer of religious music in Morocco. During this time, she began training at the Fez Conservatory of Music. She excelled as a vocalist in the Arab Andalusia Musical tradition; she had performed at over 200 festivals and in 2008 was commissioned to perform at a celebration of the 1200-year anniversary of the city Fez, launching her international career. She has since performed as the soloist for the Ensemble Rhoum Al bakkali in France, Switzerland, Spain, Indonesia, and in the UAE. She recently immigrated to the US to continue to use her musical talents for cultural ambassadorship. 



ADDITIONAL INFO

*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.

Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.

Participants must register for the entire 12-session course series and must pay in full by the third week of the course.

Event date Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Event End Date Friday, 30 November 2018
Capacity 10
Individual Price 216.00