Join Us for PfP’s Annual Gala | 2018

Dear Friends, Tickets are now available for PfP’s Annual Gala, and we hope you will join us! Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 5PM – 9PM Bodek Lounge | Houston Hall | University of Pennsylvania 3417 SPRUCE STREET | PHILADELPHIA, PA 19104 This year’s dinner will be family-style, with a traditional maqloubeh pot and many sides on each table. Of course, vegetarian and/or vegan options will be available. You don’t want to miss the gorgeous items we’ve collected from around the world for our silent auction, and we’re sure you’ll love the entertainment. We also have some very special honorees this year, including Dr Marc Lamont Hill, Reverend Graylan Hagler, Mike & Dr Rob Abel, and others. The fabulous Amer Zahr will be our emcee, and

Thank You! Annual Gala Recap

All of us at PfP would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who attended and supported our annual gala this year.  We are grateful to our fabulous and very funny emcee, Amer Zahr, who kept the evening both lighthearted and substantive. Speakers Adam Abel and Kenny Reed spoke at length about the SkateQilya project that PfP continues to fund in order to establish and proliferate skateboarding as a viable sport and recreation activity for youth in Palestine, particularly for girls.  The project was established by Mohammad Othman, who, unfortunately, could not travel from Palestine to

Silent Auction Items

We’re so excited about this year’s gala! Our silent auction has been one a staple of all our annual fundraisers and as many of you have often requested that we preview the auction items, we’ve decided to give a sneak peek at some of them, below.

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Remembering Salah Ajarma, our beloved brother

On July 14th, Playgrounds for Palestine joined friends and family to remember Salah Ajarma, our dear friend, comrade, and brother who passed away in April 2021. Salah was an integral member of PfP and over the years he became family to all of us. He was a man of integrity, passion, and unwavering commitment to justice and his country. He dedicated his life to empowering his community, especially young people, and in the process created a school, a kindergarten, and spectacular community center in the heart of Aida refugee camp, where young people could go for recreation, music, art and dance lessons, after school help, and more. He touched so many lives, and all of us are better people for having known him. We miss him terribly, but we will

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This donation, our first to PfP, is to honor the children that see beyond conflict, and remind us to be ever present.