In Memoriam: Khalil Ibrahim Aburish

Washington, DC | | March 6, 2018 | It is with deep sadness that the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) announces the passing of Khalil Ibrahim Aburish, 77.

Khalil Ibrahim Aburish was lifelong a pillar of the Arab-American community. As a member of ADC, he was infinitely generous in supporting the organization. For decades, his philanthropic efforts have supported Arab-Americans and Palestinians, and elevated the cultural heritage of the Arab-American community. In 2017, ADC was proud to bestow the Alex Odeh Award to the Aburish family in recognition for their contributions to our community.

Mr. Aburish was born on June 28, 1940, in Palestine in the village of al-Eizariya (Bethany), less than a mile from the Old City of Jerusalem, where Aburish family members have been respected elders for centuries. Mr. Aburish never forgot his roots as an Arab-American entrepreneur who successfully started several businesses in the Washington, D.C. area, naming his main business Bethany.

ADC sends its deepest condolences to Aburish’s family. May God have mercy on his soul.

Funeral Prayer:  Noon on March 7, 2018, at Dar Al Hijra Mosque – 3159 Row St., Falls Church, VA 22044

Burial: After the funeral, at 1:00 pm at the National Memorial Park – 7482 Lee Highway, Falls Church Virginia 22042

Condolences: After 6:00 pm at the home of Mr. Hilmi Aburish –  6447 Vale St., Alexandria, VA 22312

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