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Sharing Ramadan in Florida!

August 12, 2013 by  


Thank you for helping us successfully complete another year of Sharing Ramadan events across the state!

By Rummi Khan, South Florida Director

rkhan@emerge-usa.org

As we venture through the final days of Ramadan, we hope that everyone has had the opportunity to share and avail this special time of year.

We are thankful to each and every one of you that donated your time, efforts, and resources to help make this years’ Sharing Ramadan Program a great success.  Alongside our local partners Emerge USA had the pleasure of connecting our community with many of our local and national Elected Officials, dignitaries, and interfaith leaders. 

Without your support and contributions our work here at Emerge USA would not be possible.

Here are the glimpses of Sharing Ramadan in South Florida.

Sharing Ramadan at AMCC (Orlando) and in Tampa

Sharing Ramadan Orlando was co-hosted with the American Muslim Community Center and we were pleased to have both Senator David Simmons and Senator Darren Soto join us along with many community and interfaith leaders of all backgrounds! In Tampa we were pleased to have the City of Tampa City Council join us to learn more about Ramadan and meet with community leaders.

Sharing Ramadan at Masjid An-Noor Iftar w/ COSMOS

Guests included:  Congressman Joe Garcia, US Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer, US Asst. Attorney Norman Hemming, FL Senator Oscar Braynon, John Yearwood from the Miami Herald, Lee Zimmerman from Channel 4, Yael Hershfied from The Anti-Defamation League, a representative from the State Attorney’s Office, Roberta Shevin from MCCJ, Board members from the Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews, and Members from the Asian American Advisory Board, Representatives from the FBI.

Sharing Ramadan at the Islamic Foundation of South Florida 

Guests Included: Asst. US Attorney Norman Hemming, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, Judge Ari Porth, and a representative from FL Rep. Katie Edwards.

Sharing Ramadan at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton

Guests Included: 1st Asst US Attorney Ben Greenberg, Asst US Attorney Norman Hemming, Palm Bch County Mayor Steve Abrams, FL State Attorney Dave Aronberg, Heads of the US Customs and Immigrations Services for Broward and Palm Beach Counties, and members of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. 

Rummi Khan
South Florida Director
rkhan@emerge-usa.org

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