The Aburish Family to Receive Alex Odeh Award

Washington, D.C. | | September 19, 2017 – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is proud to announce that the Aburish Family will be the recipient of the 2017 Alex Odeh Award presented at ADC’s 37th National Convention. Every year, ADC bestows this award on an Arab-American(s) who have made enormous contributions to our community. The award honors the memory of Alex Odeh, ADC’s West Coast Regional Director who was assassinated in 1985.

The Award will be presented at the Saturday Evening Gala, which will be held on September 23, 2017. Doors open at 7:30 P.M.  To register for Convention please click here.

Since moving to the Washington, D.C. area decades ago, The Aburish Brothers and Sisters have been active members of the Arab American Community. Over the past few decades the family has committed themselves to supporting many causes they believe in. The philanthropic efforts of the family support local organizations, as well as organizations in Palestine. Their contributions have helped promote the rich culture and heritage of the Arab world.

Originally from the Village of Al Ezarieh (Bethany) one kilometer from the old city of Jerusalem. The family has been a fixture in the life of the village for centuries. Not surprisingly the name of their main business in the USA is “Bethany” Al Ezarieh.

Family members will be on hand to accept the award and recognition. For additional information about the Gala please email

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