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Powered by Courage: Rabbi Angela Buchdahl & Mahmoud Muna
Powered by Courage Series
Webinar 1: Nourishing Palestinian Cultural Identity
Mahmoud Muna
in conversation with
Angela Warnick Buchdal

Mahmoud Muna
Mahmoud was born in Jerusalem, and attended school in Jerusalem's Shu'fat refugee camp where his father taught for 39 years. Before finishing his studies at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, he had to relocate to the United Kingdom due the political situation, travel restrictions, and school closures. He received his BA from Sussex University and his MA from King’s College in London. Mahmoud is a computer science graduate, trained communicator, and the cultural events planner at the Educational Bookshop including the literature festival and other cultural initiatives in the Palestinian city of Jerusalem. His interests lie between culture and identity, behaviors and language.

Angela Warnick Buchdahl
Rabbi Angela Warnick Buchdahl serves as the senior rabbi of Central Synagogue in New York City, the first woman to lead the large Reform congregation in its 180-year history. Rabbi Buchdahl was invested as a cantor and ordained as a rabbi by the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York where she was a Wexner Graduate fellow. She earned a B.A. in Religious Studies from Yale University in 1994. Born in Korea to a Jewish American father and a Korean Buddhist mother, Rabbi Buchdahl is the first Asian American to be ordained as cantor or rabbi in North America. Prior to her service at Central Synagogue, Rabbi Buchdahl served as associate rabbi/cantor at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale, N.Y. She has been featured in dozens of news outlets including the Today Show, NPR, PBS and was listed as one of Newsweek’s “America’s 50 Most Influential Rabbis.” She serves on the boards of Auburn Theological Seminary, Avodah Jewish Service Corps, AJC, and UJA-Federation of NY.

Nov 10, 2020 11:00 AM in Jerusalem

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