Hundreds attend ‘Iftar with Refugees’

More than a hundred people gathered on Monday, June 27th at Little Arabia’s Olive Tree Restaurant in Anaheim to help welcome refugees to Southern California. ‘Iftar with Refugees’ brought together a diverse group of Southern California residents with 5 refugee families (total of 28 refugees) from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Refugee families were given the opportunity to share their stories with …

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Anaheim Proclaims April as Arab American Heritage Month

On Tuesday, May 17, 2016, the Anaheim City Council under the leadership of Mayor Tom Tait, proclaimed April as Arab American Heritage Month.  Anaheim has become the second city in Orange County to recognize the month following Garden Grove’s proclamation. During the City Council meeting, the Mayor and Councilmembers presented certificates of recognition to key Arab American pioneers for their twenty years of public …

Joseph Haiek, publisher of Arab American Almanac, to be honored at Arab American Heritage Gala

The Arab American Civic Council proudly announced today it will honor a dedicated longtime community leader and historian Mr. Joseph Haiek during its first ever  Arab American Heritage Gala on Sunday, April 24at the Pacific Hills Banquet Hall in Laguna Hills. Joseph R. Haiek was born in 1932, Jerusalem, Palestine, immigrated to the United States with his family in 1967. …