Jun 14

Building Bridges Between Bedouin Tradition and Israeli Society

Newton, Massachusetts

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Temple Emanuel’s Israel Action Committee
Building Bridges Between Ancient Bedouin Tradition and Modern Israeli Society
Dr. Rania Okby
Israel’s First Female Bedouin Physician, BGU Alumna
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Sunday, June 14, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Temple Emanuel
Reisman Hall
385 Ward Street
Newton, Massachusetts

Light breakfast will be served. Dietary laws observed. Admission is free.


R.S.V.P. to Dana Ben-Benyamin at dbenyamin@aabgu.org or 646-452-3702.

Dr. Rania Okby, one of BGU’s first female Bedouin students, graduated from the Goldman Medical School in 2004 with the help of an outreach program offered by BGU’s Robert H. Arnow Center for Bedouin Studies and Development. She received her degree in obstetrics and gynecology and found it to be beneficial to Bedouin society by not only providing medical assistance, but being a positive role model in her community. Dr. Okby is currently completing her fellowship in maternal fetal medicine in Toronto. She represents the convergence of two worlds: ancient Bedouin tradition and modern Israeli society.