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Invitation:

Join us for a Gala Dessert Reception honoring Fatih Ates of the Pacifica Institute, Rev. Victor Kazanjian of United Religions Initiative, and Rabbi Marvin Goodman of the Board of Rabbis of Northern California. A Yezidi religious leader will serve as our keynote speaker. Proceeds benefit the Beyond Genocide Campaign supporting Yezidis facing genocide in Iraq.

Delicious desserts and light repast will be served. Jewish and Muslim dietary laws will be observed.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7:00 pm, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, 499 Boothbay Avenue, Foster City

Tickets are $36.

Regardless of whether you can attend, please also consider a tax-deductible donation as a Supporter ($250), Host ($500), Sponsor ($1000), Underwriting ($5000), Hero(ine) ($10,000) or Angel ($20,000).

Seating capacity is limited to 200. Tickets are selling quickly. Purchase yours before we are sold out.

Click here for details and to register, donate or pledge. http://www.norcalrabbis.org/yezidis/gala/

Thank you.

Rev. Will Mc Garvey, Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Rev. Andrew Kille, Chair, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council
Rev. Scott Quinn, Executive Director, Marin Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Fred Fielding, President, Interfaith Center at the Presidio
Rev. Ken Chambers, President, Interfaith Council of Alameda County

 

 

The Beyond Genocide Campaign supports Yezidi redemption from genocide. Our Gala features Keynote Speaker Salem Daoud, Mir (Religious Leader) of the Yezidis in North America; and honorees Rabbi Marvin Goodman and Reverend Victor Kazanjian. Everyone is welcome!

See our website for details http://www.norcalrabbis.org/yezidis/gala/

Sign our Yezidi Statement http://www.norcalrabbis.org/yezidis/

To give today to the work of the Beyond Genocide Campaign, click here!

More information on the Beyond Genocide Campaign.

GALA PROCEEDS will fund the comprehensive work of supporting ​Yezidi redemption.

YEZIDIS ARE TARGETED FOR GENOCIDE. Yezidis are indigenous to Northern Iraq and are targeted for annihilation. Thousands have been murdered, with bodies buried in mass graves or thrown down wells. Fathers have been beheaded in front of their children. Women and young girls were enslaved in sexual slavery. and half remain in slavery. Hundreds of children are orphaned and thousands of boys have been kidnapped and forced to train as child soldiers and to fight against minorities, including their own people.

Yezidis have been persecuted since the 15th century, causing their numbers to dwindle from 24 million to less than 1 million due to torture, forced conversion, and murder. The  present Yezidi genocide has been recognized by the U.S. House of Representatives, European Union, European Council, U.N. Human Rights Council, Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial and the Combat Genocide Association.

 

SPONSORING ORGANIZATIONS
(as of March 8)
Board of Rabbis of Northern California
East Bay Council of Rabbis
Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco
Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin & Sonoma Counties
Marin Interfaith Council
Silicon Valley Interreligious Council
United Religions Initiative

ANGELIC HOSTS (to be announced) – $20,000 (includes 12 dinner tickets, up to 2 full page ads in our electronic tribute book; photo op with our keynote speaker, full Yezidi Council, honorees, gala chair and honorary chairs in attendance)

HEROS and HEROINES (to be announced) – $10,000 (includes 8 dinner tickets, up to 2 full page ads in our electronic tribute book; photo op with our keynote speaker, full Yezidi Council, honorees and gala chair)

UNDERWRITERS (to be announced) – $5,000 (includes 6 dinner tickets, up to 2 full page ads in our electronic tribute book; and a photo op with our keynote speaker and honorees)

INSTITUTIONAL CO-SPONSORS (to be announced) – $750 plus commitment to send 2 e-blasts of our Gala invitation to your entire mailing list (includes 2 dinner tickets and full page ad in our electronic tribute book)

INDIVIDUAL CO-SPONSORS (to be announced) – $1000 (includes 2 dinner tickets and full page ad in our electronic tribute book)

HOST COMMITTEE – $500 minimum donation (includes full page ad in tribute book, does not include dinner)
(to be announced)

SUPPORTERS (to be announced) – $250 minimum donation (includes name and title in electronic tribute book, does not include dinner)

HONORED GUESTS
Mir Salem Daoud, Yezidi Council of North America and Mrs. Adbi Daoud
Mr. Hussein Alhmka, Yezidi Council of North America
Mr. Omar Hussein, Yezidi Council of North America
Mr. Tom Weber, Yezidi Council of North America
Mr. Seif Sam Daoud, Yezidi Rescue, translator

GALA CHAIR – Rabbi Pamela Frydman, Coordinator, Beyond Genocide

HONORARY GALA CO-CHAIRS (as of March 8 and by invitation only)
Rev. Kenneth Chambers, Interfaith Council of Alameda County
Linda Crawford, Managing Director, Interfaith Center at the Presidio, San Francisco
Bishop William E. Swing, founder and President, United Religions Initiative
Rt. Rev. Andrew Kille, Chair, Silicon Valley Interreligious Council
Rev. William McGarvey, Executive Director, Interfaith Council of Contra Costa County
Rev. Scott Quinn, Interim Executive Director, Marin Interfaith Council

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Jewish and Muslim dietary laws observed. Catered by Too Catering and will include
vegan, fish and ovo-lacto-vegetarian options (no other meat).