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From Kuwait to Jerusalem

  • From Kuwait to Jerusalem | March 18 at 7:30pm

  • Grandma Rowaida's Dark Secret: 
    'FROM KUWAIT TO JERUSALEM'
    Sunday, March 18 at 7:30pm, 2018

    Mark Halawa was born into a secular Muslim family in Kuwait. His father owned a successful construction business that provided a privileged life for him and his four siblings.

    Then the First Gulf War changed his life when he was 12 years old. His father's business was destroyed and the family left Kuwait, moving first to Amman, Jordan, and eventually immigrating to Canada.

    Although a non-observant Muslim, his father was "rabidly anti-Israel," he says. But Mark had heard vague family rumors, which proved to be true, that his maternal grandmother was Jewish. While studying at the University of Western Ontario, he met a rabbi who explained that based on Jewish law, which determines religion through the mother, he was a Jew. He then began to explore his religious roots, which ultimately led him to Israel to study Yeshiva.

    He now balances work with business projects, promoting common values among countries in the Middle East, and sharing his story and hopes for peace through speaking engagements.

    Join us March 18 at 7:30pm to share his remarkable story of personal discovery.

    - Chabad Lecture Series | 16934 Chabad Way, Poway Ca 92064 -

  •  Ticket Options


    $18/General admission (at door $20)


    $36/Preferred Seating 


    $90/VIP Ticket - Includes Pre-Event reception with Mark Halawa and two preferred seats
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