Main menu
News Header Image


Perspectives on the Middle East

Brown Bag Lunch Discussion at the Dayton Metro Library

Take an hour-long lunch break at the Dayton Metro Library on Tuesday, April 3, and broaden your horizons! Dr. Jamal Assadi and his wife Dalia discuss Perspectives on the Middle East, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Bassani Theater Off Third, 215 E. Third Street. The brown bag lunch discussion is free and open to the public.

Dr. Assadi, a professor of English at The Teachers' College of Sakhnin in northern Israel, and his wife Dalia, a pre-school teacher and mother of six, will discuss their lives in Israel. They’ll share their views on the stability (or instability) of the Middle East, their impressions of Dayton and America, and the practicalities of being observant Muslim. Questions from the audience are welcome.

“As Muslim Israeli citizens who are ethnically Palestinian, the Assadis have unique insights into the complexities of life in Israel,” said local lawyer and program volunteer Alan Schaeffer. “Most importantly, they strive to increase friendship and understanding between different cultures.”

For ten years, Dr. Assadi has partnered with Dayton physician and author Martha Moody and a group of Daytonians to coordinate an English Summer Camp for students in and around Deir al Assad. For seven years, the group has brought students, chosen by a competitive process, on a 12-day visit to Dayton, where they learn about our region and about life in America.

“For many of us, exploring contemporary Middle East issues can be challenging, so this is a wonderful opportunity to listen and learn during lunch,” said Ellen Holroyd, program volunteer.

For more information, visit or call 937.463.2665.


Main Branch

215 E. Third St.
Dayton OH 45402


M, T, Th: 9:30 am - 8:30 pm
W, F: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
© 2014 - 2019 Dayton Metro Library. All Rights Reserved - Privacy Policy
(Large DesktopTabletPhone Layout)